Movavi Video Editor

Movavi Video Editor for Mac

"Create home videos and slideshows with stunning effects"
Dec 23, 2019 by Jane

What kind of video editor are you looking for? Fast, convenient even for beginners, and powerful, but having no frills, with which Sony Vegas Pro and similar professional software are just stuffed to the eyeballs. Movavi Video Editor for Mac fits all these parameters. The software can cut and join your movies with zero quality loss, improve video quality, and add multiple video effects, titles, or stickers. Besides macOS, the editor is available for Windows, Android, and iOS.

Key features

Movavi Video Editor for Mac works with video and audio files in such common formats as AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, WMA, etc. It can digitize VHS tapes, record voice via microphone, get rid of jitters from shaky video, remove background noise and allows tweaking the brightness, contrast, and gamma parameters. Make stunning 3D movies and slideshows, add music and subtitles, and upload your creations straight to YouTube or burn to a DVD. Use the Chroma key effect to replace the background in your video and apply cool special effects, like slow motion or fast forward.


One of the drawbacks found in Movavi Video Editor for Mac is the absence of the screen cast tool, which is quite essential if you need to create tutorials. Also, the Chroma key feature occasionally happen to fail to remove the background correctly. Moreover, all the exported videos during the trial period will get a watermark and music tracks will only be saved halfway. In addition, every time you start the editor you will be forced to view pop-up ads asking you to upgrade.


Let’s take a look at the alternatives to Movavi Video Editor for Mac. One of the most well-known rival tools is iMovie. Both apps have similar functionality and interfaces with only a couple of differences: iMovie offers screen capture tools while Movavi Video Editor provides more built-in music tracks. Another popular alternative is Filmora Video Editor. It offers screen capturing tool and more methods to split video, but cannot replace the existing background and automatically adjust your audio, like Movavi.


Movavi Video Editor might not be equipped for professional video work, still it offers a solid set of features required from a basic movie maker and comes at reasonable price, starting at $39,95. It is suitable for regular users and provides such stunning features as Chroma key and slow motion and fast forward effects. However, if your aim is to create a video tutorial and you require a screen cast tool, you should try the aforementioned alternatives.

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Runs on macOS:
El Capitan (10.11),
High Sierra (10.13),
Mojave (10.14),
Catalina (10.15)
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  • A huge array of effects and transitions
  • Removes noise from audio
  • Chroma key
  • Slows motion and fast forward effects
  • Stabilization tool
  • Multiple stickers
  • Directly uploads videos to YouTube
  • No screen capture option
  • Adds watermark in the videos and saves music tracks halfway during the trial period
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