Shooting a video with digital cameras or camcorders, you may probably get a file in MOV format. This format is editable on Mac and are only supported by QuickTime Player. Therefore, it's convenient for Mac users to edit MOV files on their computer. But for Windows users, editing MOV videos on the computer employing Windows (Windows 8) operating system is a tough task, for many video editor programs like Windows Movie Maker don't accept MOV format.
But how to cope with this problem? One workable way you may think is to convert the MOV files into a compatible format which is easier to handle in Windows. But now with Aimersoft Video Editor, you can edit MOV files freely and directly in Windows (Windows 8 included). No matter you want to do basic editing or further touch up, this software will well meet your need. There’s no need to worry that the software may be too complicated to handle. The interface is so intuitive that it will guide you to finish any task step by step.
Download and install Video Editor:
How to edit MOV files in Windows
Follow the tutorial to create your MOV movie. Mac users please make sure you have successfully installed MOV Video Editor for Mac.
1Load target MOV files
After installing and launching the program successfully, click "Import" to load your target videos to the media library. There's another simple way to import video: directly drag your file from local computer to the program.
2Edit MOV files
Video Editor provides professional editing features to fully meet your different editing requirement:
1) Edit your video with basic features
To open edit window, please double click on the video thumbnail. Here you can rotate video, change its playback speed, and adjust its brightness and etc.
If you want to merge, split, crop, rotate, etc. the MOV video files. The timeline panel will offer the most precise editing for you.
Merge files: Drag the video clips from the User’s Album to the timeline panel and then click “Create”. All the added video clips will be merged as a large video automatically. You can even rearrange the video sequence by moving video to needed place before releasing the mouse.
Split file: Select a clip in the time line, drag the "Indicator" to where you want to split and click the "Split" button. Then the clip will be cut into two.
2) Further edit your movie
But if you would like to adjust the movie effects, add a picture in picture effect, apply special movie effects, watermark your video and etc., you should choose the corresponding editing tab to perform the editing.
3Export and save MOV file
This MOV video editor offers many export options for you to save your edited MOV files. For example, you can save the movie as any format like MP4, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc. to your local computer, export it for playing on your mobile devices, publish it to YouTube and even burn the movie to DVD. It's definitely up to you.
Below is a video tutorial on how to edit MOV videos: