Movavi Video Suite 15 Review
Movavi Video Suite 15 Review
Movavi Video Suite 15 is an advanced multimedia application in which are harmoniously collected different powerful tools for working with multimedia files. With the help of the program you can effectively edit video files, convert videos, audios and images to various formats, upload multimedia files online, capture the screen, and so on.
The new and greatly improved version of the program can be downloaded from the official Movavi website. Its size is about 130 MB. The trial version can be tried for 7 days and it is currently available in 11 languages including German, English, Spanish, etc.
The installation procedure is very easy and standard. Only three simple steps are required for the program’s install after selecting the desired language, i.e. all you need is to accept the terms of the license agreement, choose the installation location and create shortcuts. That is all. The program will be installed in minutes according to your selected preferences.
The main window of the program which provides access to the main tools and utilities has not changed much as compared with the previous version. It is still very convenient to use and well-arranged. The user interface can be divided into two parts- Tools Sidebar and Actions window.
The Tools Sidebar (it is located on the left part of the window) consists of six differently coloured buttons- Video, Audio, Photo, Data, Extras and User guides.
Video- it includes different utilities for editing, converting, recording, capturing, splitting and watching videos.
Audio- it contains utilities for converting audio, recording sound, burning audio to CD and playing music.
Photo- in this section you will find tools for converting images, creating slideshows and sharing photos online.
Data- Movavi Video Suite 15 allows you to import AVCHD, burn and copy disks.
Extras- some extra utilities are collected in this section, for example, the application for sharing videos online.
User Guides- this section contains user guides and helps you to get accustomed to all its features.
Video- Edit Video- Movavi Video Suite 15 offers very effective and advanced tools for editing videos. Thanks to a very intuitive interface, the process of editing is very easy and it requires only three easy steps- importing, editing and exporting.
First of all you have to select videos to edit; just select one of options offered by the program on the Import tab. Movavi Video Suite 15 allows you to add media files, audios, stock videos or the entire folder with videos. You can also record video and capture the screen and then add them to the program for editing.
With the help of the program you can add different transitions (various transitions are at your disposal; all they are conveniently grouped into several categories, for example, artistic, fade, blur, and so on), Text Titles (the program includes different ready to use titles, for example, basic and artistic; you have the possibility to change the text, duration, speed and colour) and Filters (i.e. noise, blur, retro, etc.).
Movavi Video Suite 15 also allows you to perform more advanced operations with videos; all you need is to select Tools tab where you will find different enhancing tools for editing videos.
You have the possibility to edit the volume and speed of the videos; adjust colors automatically or manually by applying the desired brightness, contrast, saturation, gamma, shadows, hue, temperature and tint; crop, rotate and flip videos; split a video file into two parts and some others.
After adjusting all desired enhancements to the video, you can export the created project and save it as a video or audio file. Movavi Video Suite 15 allows you to select the desired format, for example, AVI, MP4, FLV, MP3, WAV, etc.
In addition, you have the possibility to save videos for specific devices, for example, for Apple devices (i.e. iPhone, iPad, etc.), Android devices (i.e. Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, HTC, etc.) and other devices (for example, BlackBerry, Amazon Kindle, Xbox 360, etc.).
If you want to upload the created video project online, you can take full advantage of a special feature and normalize it for using on such well-known social media websites and video portals as YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and so on.
Convert Video- your player does not recognize a video file? Your music player does not play an audio file? You need a different video or audio format to play your files? A lot of people face with these problems very often. Fortunately, now you can forget these problems for good thanks to Movavi Video Suite 15 because it includes a special advanced feature for converting any types of video files from one format to another. Movavi Converter has got an easy to use and conveniently designed interface with the in-built video player that allow you to view videos while working with them; so you do not need any special knowledge or skills to convert videos. Simply add videos using the Windows Explorer or drag-and-drop method onto the program, select the desired output video format and click “Convert”.
Movavi Video Suite 15 supports a lot of different video formats and devices:
Supported Video Formats- 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DIVX, DVD, FLV, SWF, MKV, M2TS, MPG, VOB, MPEG, MPE, M1V, DAT, MOD, TOD, VRO, MP4, M4V, MXF, OGV, MOV, QT, RM, RMVB, WEBM, WMV, WTV.
Supported Devices- Apple (iPhone, iPad, etc.), Samsung (Samsung Galaxy S6, etc.), Tablets (for example, Barnes and Nobles Nook, Google Nexus, etc. ), and a lot of others.
Thus, the program can convert nearly everything from general videos to online videos (for example, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc.) and from Amazon Kindle to Xbox.
Of course, conversion speed mainly depends on the selected formats and installed hardware, but you have the possibility to accelerate it significantly by activating the latest technologies. Movavi Video Suite 15 allows you to use so-called SuperSpeed conversion, Intel hardware acceleration and NVIDIA GPU conversion. If your computer supports these technologies, you can enable them in the settings and greatly accelerate conversion speed.
In addition, you can also customize some video output settings; with the help of the program you can select the desired Preset (i.e. AVI, FLV, MP4, etc.), Codec (for example, H.264, MPEG-4, etc.), Frame Size (for example, same as input, 1920 x 1080, 240 x 180, and so on; you can also specify the desired frame size manually by defining its width and height), Resize Quality (for example, good or best, etc.),, Resize Method (i.e. letter bob, stretch, crop or auto), Bitrate Type (auto or custom), Encoding Type (one pass or two pass), Profile (baseline, main, etc.), Speed / Quality (from Ultra-fast through Ultra-slow; the faster is conversion speed, the lower is the quality, and vice versa), Tune (for example, film, animation, etc.) and Frame Rate.
Before converting video files, the program allows you to perform some basic video editing with them in real time; all changes will be viewable in the inbuilt player. With the help of Movavi Video Suite 15 you can rotate videos by 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise; flip videos horizontally or vertically; crop videos by selecting the size offered by the program (for example, 16 : 9, 4 : 3, etc.) or manually by specifying the desired width and height; apply text watermarks (you can select the desired font, font style and size, add effects, for example, underline; and specify the writing system, etc.) and image watermarks (the program supports the following graphic formats- BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PBM, PGM, PPM, TIFF and TIF) and adjust brightness, contrast, hue and saturation.
Record computer screen- you want to create a video presentation and tutorial or simply capture everything on your computer screen? If it is so, you can easily do that using Movavi Video Suite 15. The program includes a special utility “Capture Screen” which allows you to record the computer screen.
With the help of this utility you can select and capture any area of the screen; just choose one of the sizes offered by the program (for example, standard, widescreen, etc.) or define the screen area manually.
In addition, Capture Screen allows you to schedule recording by specifying the desired start and stop time and some cursor effects, for example, you have the possibility to highlight cursor and clicks and add click sound to the mouse.
In the Preferences window you can customize some capturing settings, for example, change the keyboard shortcuts, select video codecs, frame rate and size, enable SuperSpeed conversion and Intel hardware acceleration and audio quality.
Of course, the captured video can be immediately edited with the help of Movavi Video Edit application.
You can also select the desired video format or device for saving the captured file or add it to iTunes library and upload to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and so on.
It should be noted that with the help of Movavi Screen Capture you have the possibility to take screenshots, too. The screenshots can be saved in three image formats- PNG, BMP and JPG.
Capture from cameras, VHS, TV- Movavi Video Suite 15 allows you to capture videos from digital cameras, VHS and TV; simply select a video capture device and specify the desired resolution and frame rate.
Split Video- with the help of this simple utility you can split a video file into several smaller parts. In addition, Movavi Video Suite 15 also allows you to join several clips in one bigger video and merge separate scenes.
Audio- this section of the program contains three utilities for converting audio files, recording sound and burning audio to CD disks.
Convert Audio- with the help of Movavi Video Suite 15 you can also convert audio files from one format to another. The program supports the following formats- AAC, AIFF, APE, AU, FLAC, MP3, MPEG-4, OPUS, OGG, WAV and WMA. The process of converting of audio files is the same as video files. You have the possibility to select the desired format or device to convert and simply click on the Convert button.
The program also allows you to specify some output settings before converting files, for example, you can select the desired preset, codec, bitrate type, sample rate and channel.
Record Sound- if you have any device which can record sound, for example, microphone, etc., you can use it as an audio capturing device and record sound. Just specify those devices you want to use for recording sound and click the button “Start capture”.
Burn Audio to CD- Movavi Video Suite 15 lets you create audio and MP3 CD disks without using third-party applications. Simply add the desired audio files, select a preferred mode (Audio or MP3 CD), Disk type (CD or mini CD) and Quality.
Photo- – Movavi Video Suite 15 allows you to manage not only video and audio files but also graphic files. This section of the program contains tools for converting images, creating slideshows and sharing photos online.
Convert Images- you can convert the following image types with the help of the program- APNG, BMP, DPX, GIF, JPEG, JPG, JP2, JLS, PGM, PBM, PPM, PAM, PCX, PNG, PTX, SGI, TARGA, TIFF, WEBP, XBM and XWD.
Create Slideshows- you have got a lot of images and want to create amazing slideshows from them? If it is so, you can take full advantage of this tool. With the help of the program you can transform your static photos into lively and animated slideshows. The program allows you to add different effects, shades and music.
Share Photos Online- want to share the happiest moments of your life with your friends? You can easily do that with the help of Movavi Video Suite 15. The program allows you to share your photos on Facebook; all you need is to log in to your Facebook account and share as many photos as you want. With the program you can also share your videos and audios and upload them to YouTube, Vimeo, Amazon S3, etc.
Data- Movavi Video Suite 15 includes a special utility to burn disk, so you do not need a third-party application. With the help of the program you can create data disks (it supports all kind of disks, i.e. CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays), burn image to disk, copy the content of one disk to another and copy disk to your hard drive.
In addition, Movavi Video Suite 15 allows you to create perfect video DVDs. You have the possibility to select the desired mode (for example, video CD, Blu-Ray Video, and so on), Options (i.e. NTSC or PAL), Quality (from low to high), Aspect Ratio, Disk type and DVD menu templates.
What is new in Movavi Video Suite 15?
New stylish titles
Completely new interface
A library of stock audio tracks you can use in your projects
A special Picture-in-Picture track
And a lot of others. The full list of new features can be found on the official Movavi website.
Windows XP- Windows 10
Processor with 1.5 GHz
1 GB of RAM
850 MB of free hard disk space
Movavi Video Suite 15 is a very good media suite which includes everything for home users to edit and create videos. With the help of the program you can cut and merge files, burn disks, capture the screen, convert video, audio and graphic files, upload media files to the Internet and a lot of other features.
User-friendly and advanced video editor
Video, audio and graphic conversion to a lot of different formats
A good utility for screen capturing
New improved and faster engine
Capture video from webcams, camcorders, TV-tuners and VHS
And much more.
The trial version is limited to only 7 days