"I have to do a project for my College Writing class and I need to edit a video together. Is there any software that can edit MP4 files on my Windows 7? I don't want to use the software that switches to an AVI format." -- Question from Linda R. US
MP4 is one of the most commonly used video format for sharing video on the Internet, is a multimedia container format that is used to store digital video and digital audio streams. If you got MP4 files to edit, you probably need a MP4 Editor.
iOrgsoft Video Editor is one of the easy to use MP4 video editing softwares for you to free edit your MP4 videos with its built-in video editing functions like video clip, video crop, video trim ,video merge, video effect, transition. Download the MP4 Video Editor below and following step-by-step guide to edit .mp4 files on windows.
Step 1: Load MP4 video
Free download MP4 Editor to pop up the following main interface:
Step 2: Edit MP4 video files
With this MP4 Video Editor, you can edit MP4 files with video clip, video crop, video effect etc
Clip: Drag the video file to either Video A or Video B in the timeline, hit the video, click "Scissors" button to trim the video to whatever length you want
Crop: Hit the video in the timeline, and then click Settings on the top of the panel to pop up an interface where you can crop you video files, you can crop off your video in the directions of left, right, top, bottom, and also, you want rotate the video in the same four directions
Effect: On Settings tab, you can tweak you video brightness, contrast, saturation and hue from Video sub-tab, add special effect to your video from Effect sub-tab (there are more than 50 special effect available from three main categories: Adjust, Distortion, Filter). Besides, you can also make editing for audio like Volume, Fade in and Fade out.
Step 3: Add transition to video
On the bottom of the panel, there is timeline with five layers: Text, Video A, Transitions, Video B and Audio for you to add image, audio, text as transitions between videos. Besides, you can also add special transition from Transition tab on the top of the panel which can be choosing from "Fade", "Slide" and "3D" sub-tab of Transition to make more professional video
Tips: You can use zoom-in ("-") and zoom-out ("+") button in the timeline to enlarge scale size so that you can have clear visual control of each frame and precisely edit separate tracks including videos, images, audios and text
Note: Click Play button on the right of the panel you can only play the video you currently selected. Click Preview Mode, you can view all the video clips in the timeline as a whole.
Step 4: Save and publish
After finish editing, hit Save and publish to save MP4 files. Here you can change video and audio parameters such as Bit Rate, Encoder, Resolution and so on. When finish settings, click Next to save the video.
Note: Instead of editing MP4 videos with video clip, video crop, video merge, video effect, video settings, MP4 Editor can also allow you edit other video files with or without converting to other video format with the built-in Video Converter.