Movavi vs Filmora: Which Video Editor You Should Use?

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Quick Note: Wondershare has two video editors. Filmroa9 and Filmora Pro. In this article, I will compare filmora9 with movavi video suite Because of a similar price and features.

in this post, I will compare filmora9 with movavi video suite to the rest in terms of

  • Features
  • Easy to use
  • Speed
  • Pricing

Let’s do this

Introducing The Two Competitor

In the blue corner, we have filmora9. It is developed by wondershare.

Wondershare initially created a filmora video editor. But as the company grew over the years. They shut down filmora and created two software

  1. Filmora9: For Creators
  2. FilmoraPro: For intermediate users.

Not only this they create several other products as well. Filmora9 is created for YouTubers. But it doesn’t mean that non-YouTubers can’t use it.

In the red corner, we have movavi video suite.

At first, it’s confusing for me which product to download. Because as you can see in the screenshot. There are plenty of video editors.

movavi page

But the video suite is their top product. So I decided to go with it. Unlike wondershare, they have created products related to videos and photos only.

Which Tool is Best for Video Editing?

At a glance, you have thought both have the same features. That’s why I look deeper into every single property.

I have found that filmora9 has advanced customization of every property. For example Titles, You can add gradient colors, animation controls, etc.

On movavi, you get a little bit extra features But it doesn’t have customization like filmora9.

The following features are common in both editors or have controls.

  • Split, Trim
  • Chrome Key
  • Adding Multiple layers of Screen
  • Stabilization
  • Equalizer

Dashboard

Filmora9 has a simple layout. It created a section for important features at top of the screen.

filmora9 dashboard

Other features can found above the timeline or by right-clicking on the video or audio clip.

Movavi is similar except its main controls. Which are available on the left side.

movavi animaitons

I have compared followed properties in-depth

Speed Control: In filmora, you get a pre-made speed controller, for example 2x, 4x 8x, 10x, or 20x and type duration, It will adjust speed accordingly followed by a given time. It includes freeze screen property as well.

In movavi speed can be controlled by percentage. Up to 1000% which means max 10x.

Both have a reverse clip feature.

Filmora9 is the winner here. Because you can make up to 50X faster or adjust by duration. Movavi just allows making 10x faster. There is not duration control and freeze screen property

Titles Adding: Both editors allow to

  1. Change Font family
  2. Text size
  3. Text-alignment
  4. Color, background color, shadow, and outline

But filmora9 also allows to use the color gradient, border, line-height, and so many other things.

Gradient color

Both editors have pre-made title templates. But filmora9 did a better job in the numbers and have more customization as well.

Filmora also has more animation as well.

Color Tuning: Color tuning is another essential property in video editing. The Good news is that both provide control over colors.

Again filmora does a good job because it has plenty of controls. In filmora, users will get pre-made presents and customize everything on your own.

Saving Custom presents is another important thing.

Movavi isn’t bad. Wondershare just provides more controls. Once again Filmora is Winner in the color tuning.

Screen recorder: Screen recording is a must for tech YouTubers. Both companies have separate screen recorder as well.

But the good news is that the screen recorder is a build-in feature in both editors. I have tested both of them.

Two of them have mouse effects and can record webcam simultaneously. Although filmora9 provides more mouse effects But it’s negligible fact. Because nobody will spend money just because of the 3 extra mouse effects.

Split Screen: In a recent update, filmora9 introduced a split-screen section. It has pre-made templates to show multiple clips at the same time.

If you click on the preview window. Then Video size and position can be customized accordingly.

In movavi either you can use picture in picture mode, or side by side. I have created a collage of both editor’s split-screen features.

movavi and filmora

In some scenarios, I needed a split-screen. Wondershare filmora definitely did a better job.

Effects vs Filters: In filmora we have effects tab the same way movavi has Filters section.

Filmora allows you to drag and drop in the upper layer and stretch to adjust the duration. But in movavi first, you have to apply split the clip. Otherwise, it is going to apply to the whole video.

In the numbers, filmora has 285 effects while movavi has only 167. Wondershare also provides great customization over the effects.

Numbers can change over a period of time.

Result: 167 number isn’t bad. Maybe you don’t need that many effects. Anyway, the winner is the winner. Filmora9 did a better job.

Pan and Zoom & Crop: In filmora9 you have and crop & Pan and Zoom property.

In Pan and zoom, we have different start and end. It changes position and moves to the end position. following Gif can help you to understand it.

pan and zoom gif

In Movavi When I apply the crop. It will fist apply pan and zoom and then crop as an above gif. That’s is cool. Filmora will directly apply the crop.

Don’t get me wrong here. In filmora9 you can first apply Pan and zoom and then crop as I did in the above gif.

Anyway, movavi provides pre-made controls. Just because having pre-mad Control doesn’t make it a winner. I will say it’s tie like screen recording.

Elements vs Sticker: Wondershare filmora contain 191 elements while movavi contain 180 stickers.

Both companies have a store where you can get extra stickers. Filmora 9 has emojis, a heart icon, and a lot of other things.

Although the number is similar, But stickers aren’t the same. Actually filmora elements more like the cartoon. Most of them have a certain type of animation.

But movavi have stable stickers. Here is the screenshot.

movavi stickers

Winner: filmora9 because it contains animation and has a lot of control as well.

Transitions: Both editors can contain a good number of transitions. Transitions are totally different in two of them.

Two of them are good. For most of peoples, both can satisfy the user. In case I have to choose one I will choose filmora9. It’s is just personal preference.

Intro videos: Movavi has built-in intro and outro videos. That can be customized as well. Filmora has nothing like it.

No doubt the movavi video suite is the winner. But on the internet, there are tons of websites available to create free intro videos. Read here How to use panzoid to create a template.

Animation: You have always seen moving objects in videos? It is done by keyframing. In movavi, you will get the pre-made animation section. In the Advanced tab, you can create a custom one. But you have only two controls. angle and opacity.

movavi animation

In filmora9 to find pre-made animation. Double click on the video and then go motion tab. you will get a bunch of pre-made effects.

Overall Movavi animations are much better than filmora9.

Other Filmora Features that are not available in Movavi

  • Lens Correction
  • Drop Shadow
  • Auto-enhance
  • Audio Mixer
  • and some more

Movavi Has highlighter property which filmora9 doesn’t have. But you can apply a rectangle if you want to highlight something important. Movavi also allows creating custom keyword shortcuts.

Movavi also allows us to create custom shortcuts But filmora9 doesn’t.

In the features, filmora9 is a clear winner. Now Let’s see which is easy to use

 
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Filmora vs Movavi: Which is Easy to Use?

The dashboard of filmora9 looks more premium. It also has a section for important features at the top of the screen.

In movavi, you will get everything in the left sidebar as you can see in the screenshot.

movavi animaitons

In the timeline you can apply cut by clicking on progress bar.

filmora9 video cut

Filmora timeline bar can be stretched to adjust. It has a Zoom scale available as well. In movavi, you will get scale at the bottom of the screen.

movavi and filmora9 scale
Lett side is filmora9 and in the right side movavi

I never use the scale. I stretch the timeline to adjust timing.

Winner: I will vote filmora9. But it doesn’t mean movavi is difficult to use. Filmora is just better or maybe I’m just being biased because I’m using it for a couple of months.

Pricing: Which Have Better plans

movavi pricing is so confusing. As I mentioned earlier there are so many video editors.

Check the screenshot again.

movavi page

The video suite is best. The More confusing thing is its price. Movavi have different plans depending upon the country.

For example, in India, It will show you $26 only (price in Indian currency). But for Canada it’s the price is $111 USD.

screenshots are taken on different devices and Canada screenshot is from the checkout page

As I mentioned earlier I used a video suit.

Movavi all editors can be downloaded for free. It offers you 7-day free trial with a watermark. Movavi have 30 days money-back guarantee with a catch.

They will only offer you refund if

  1. The program has persistent technical issue or support team is not replying
  2. Accidentally purchased twice
  3. Subscription Renewed by mistake

Movavi will cost you $26-83 depending upon your country.

Filmora

Filmora has neat and clean pricing. $70 for a lifetime membership. $104 annual bundle where you will get access to filmstocks standard library for a year. (We will discuss filmstocks later on in this article)

There are other plans as well. But I recommended either lifetime or annual bundle plan.

Wondershare offers you 30 days money-back guarantee. It is a satisfaction guarantee.

The free version can be used for an unlimited time. Off curse, your videos come with a watermark.

Flimstocks vs Effects Store

Flimstock (Wondershare) is an additional upgrade where you can get extra transitions, titles templates, elements, Audio tracks, effects, and split-screen templates.

Same way Movavi has effects store. Apart from these things, you will get stock footage in both stores.

Wondershare again keeps price simple. If you didn’t buy a filmora annual bundle plan which includes standard library then it will cost $7.99/month or $95 a year.

It has a premium library has well. It just contains more templates and receives more updates. It will cost $39.99/month.

The good news is that filmstocks has a free membership plan as well.

Effect Store Pricing: movavi does not have any membership plans. It sells in bundles. For example education set. Every bundle item is created for specific industries.

The bundle can cost you $8-40. Unlike flimstocks it is one-time fees. I think comparing both services is useless. Because you can’t use filmstocks items in movavi or vice versa. But I thought you should know before purchasing any of them.

Speed: Which is faster?

I already know movavi is a faster editor before using it. Why?

Because of movavi system requirements.

Operating systemWindow 7, 8, 10/ Mac
ProcessorIntel®, AMD®, or compatible dual-core processor, 1.5 GHz
Display1280 × 768 minimum resolution, 32-bit color
RAM2 GB minimum
HD Space830 MB for installation and 2 GB for while using.

On the other hand, filmora9 didn’t find any specific requirements But they recommended 8 GB Ram Intel i5 and 10GB disk space.

Currently, I’m using on 8 GB computer along with an i3 processor. It works fine. For sure I face lags while editing 4k video.

Winner: Movavi, without a doubt.

So What’s The End Result?

No doubt both are amazing video editors. But If I have to choose one I will go with wondershare filmora9.

Why?

  • Because there are tons of videos available on youtube. Some editors just make impossible things possible. For example, check this video.
  • Better customization
  • Other than this, wondershare keep providing updates.

Movavi can useful

  • If you can’t pay for filmora9 price
  • Your computer doesn’t have 8 GB of Ram.
  • Need animation

If you are still confused to choose which one. Then Download both on your system.

Filmora offers an unlimited free trial while movavi for 7 days. Test which works better for you. When you decided to purchase the full subscription to remove the watermark and to get support.

Movavi Video Suite 

Good for low ram computers

$

26-87

(Depends upon country)

  • Good for 4GB Ram Computers.
  • Way Cheaper than filmora9 in your location
  • You need basic Key framing

About Author

Harinderpreet singh

My Twitter Bio Says I'm a computer geek who tests software and shares feedback on globalbestoffer. Actually I own several blogs. My Aim with Globalbestoffer is to help people to make the right decision while purchasing a new software.

  • I’m using both. First I bought Movavi, but it was not possible to manage a 120FPS video. Really super bad performances. then , I downloaded test version of Filmora9 and managing 120FPS video was fast as any other video 30 or 60 FPS. So I decided to buy Filmora too. But now I want to use only Filmora

    • Yeah, Movavi can’t record up to 120 FPS. I missed this thing. Anyway, thanks for sharing. I hope it will other users. By the way, I use filmora

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