Creating a video or movie is not difficult. Creating a good quality video, on the other hand, requires a good editing tool. You are not going to cut clips all the time. However, as long as you have an editing tool that meets your needs, you can at least produce something that is visible.

Make your video files

It is always a good idea to combine the source files for your video project into a single directory. It does not make it easy to find the files to import in Movie Editor. It also provides the opportunity to review the files.

Usually, all video files are not 100 percent helpful. Alternatively, you can use some particles rather than the whole clip. By reviewing the files, you not only review the entire scene but also give yourself time to specify the timestamps of the scenes you want to use in your video project.

Also, remember to give the folder an appropriate, meaningful name so you can find it easily.

When you start NeoFilm for the first time, you will see a simple application window waiting for your inputs. None of the permission popup boxes, no welcome screen. All options are there, which you can use easily.

Import the video and arrange it in chronological order

When it’s time to start your video project, import the files you need via Open File. Wait for the files to be imported – remember that the first video will run automatically, so be prepared to pause this if necessary.

All you have to do now is start organizing your video clips chronologically, maybe with some stills and audio. By default, you will see single, linear timelines, but you can add new tracks if needed. For example, it can be useful to create a video that selects shots at the same time.

To add a video or audio track read our guide here.

Trim and cut

If you need to organize a clip, the best way to do this is to drag the locations at the beginning and end of the clip until they reach the desired time.

Make the right changes

Creating a clip transition is easy:

To add one to a video, open the Filters menu, click, + button, and select your favorite filter from the three options (Favorites, Video, and Audio). Here, configure the filter settings and see how the change is applied.

You can add multiple filters in one clip, but do not go crazy, especially in long videos! To disable the filter effect, clear the checkbox. You can remove it completely from the clip with the – (minus) button.

Assemble the soundtrack

If you are cutting scenes, there is a nice change that will benefit your video by having an integrated soundtrack. It may be a few atmospheric sounds or it may be music in the background. NeoFilm allows you to mix existing audio with the additional soundtrack, which is often fine.

Add captions

Many videos only need captions to add captions. NeoFilm allows you to add two types of title, standard text, and 3D text.

Export your video in the correct format

Eventually, you will be ready to export the finished video.

Note: You can adjust the resolution and the aspect ratio, change the codec and make some changes to the audio bitrate before exporting.

The file will be available for you to view and export. If you are happy, go ahead and save it. Otherwise, you can go back and re-export in a different format.