MiniTool MovieMaker Review: A Free Video Editor with All of the Features Basically Required

Lucy Bennett
By Lucy Bennett - Contributing Editor
MiniTool MovieMaker Review

Each of us can record videos – all you need is simply a smartphone. And everyone can also edit and improve them – free programs in basic applications are not inferior to expensive commercial editors.

Editing video can be a pleasure or distress for an online video producer. Much depends here on the tools used for processing, including – adapting their level of sophistication to the skills of the user and the type of content he/she produces.

MiniTool MovieMaker Review

Every day at work, most professionals use a premium video editing software. Often, however, my friends ask me for advice on how to easily and without spending a fortune, editing videos. Exploring the field and it turned out that there are quite a few good free tools.

MiniTool MovieMaker

There is no better program for comprehensive control over the post processing in a video – in addition to the free one – than MiniTool MovieMaker. It contains very advanced features for modifying and transparent videos. It is also highly valued because of the high quality of the images created in it. Of course, it also allows basic editing and correction of raw video footages. In the program, in addition to obvious functions, such as non-linear editing of complex video materials, their sound and the imposition of simple special effects, we will find answers to the questions how to refine the shot or clips to make them impressive.

Why MiniTool MovieMaker?

MiniTool MovieMaker Review: A Free Video Editor with All of the Features Basically Required

Although video processing programs differ in their level of complexity and available functions, almost all of them use a similar interface based on the so-called timeline, on which, at our own discretion, we place recorded materials – image and sound track.

At my very first glance, the interface design differs from any popular, free and paid video editing programs, MiniTool MovieMaker software is intuitive and all the most important options are not deeply hidden.

MiniTool MovieMaker is definitely one of the easiest programs for video editing. Despite this, it is enough for editing materials such as uncomplicated video guides, vlogs and reviews. In the program, we will add small effects, transitions, subtitles to our videos, and improve the basic image properties such as contrast, saturation and brightness.


If you compare MiniTool MovieMaker with other free video editing tools, the editing options will leave many competitors far behind. The program has no restrictions for both export formats and with the permission of the processed video. Did I mention this is completely free? As you learn the program, you get the impression that some activities are actually carried out more conveniently.

Light Yet Powerful

MiniTool MovieMaker gives basic possibilities for video editing – we can change the brightness of the video, use a few basic filters, go through, add sound track/subtitles, accelerate/decelerate video. In a nutshell, we will find here everything that the average user needs. The program had been just updated to version 2.2– at least for me – is much more stable than the previous version, which is still compatible with Windows 7/Windows 8.1/Windows 10. The program allows you to save to high quality (1080p).

Easy-to-Access Free Templates

A comprehensive set of templates included in the program, suitable for meeting most video template requests. Do you need to convert video to another format? The program will do it quickly and efficiently. You can create animations of static images, add text, you can control the transparency of layers. Low system requirements make while testing this program.

Multi-Format Support

When it comes to saving video output, formats such as WMV, AVI, MOV, MKV, MP4, F4V, TS, 3GP, MPEG-2, WEBM, GIF and MP3 are supported. The application also has the function of saving the target video with a view to its later playback on various devices – tablets, smartphones, consoles, etc. To be more specific, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Smartphone. Nexus, Xbox one, Galaxy note PS4 and Sony TV devices. In addition, you can decide on advanced video and audio output file settings – codecs, resolution ratio and bitrate rate.

MiniTool MovieMaker Review: A Free Video Editor with All of the Features Basically Required

Practical Video Editor

For some people, one of the most important information may be the fact that the pattern of some mobile applications also appeared on MiniTool MovieMaker dark theme support. To activate it, just click on the Skin option and you can switch between DarkSkin and LightSkin.

MiniTool MovieMaker Review: A Free Video Editor with All of the Features Basically Required

Give MiniTool MovieMaker a Try Instantly

MiniTool MovieMaker’s graphic interface is modern and elegant. MiniTool MovieMaker will also handle intuitively less advanced users. If you experience problems with the operation or operation of the program, you can click the Manual option in the help menu. It leads to the manufacturer’s website and the FAQ section placed in it, related to the program.

Editing is not complicated and all can be done with drag and drop operations. After composing a video footage, before exporting it is possible to pre-examine the effects of the work.

Unlike the huge amount of paid premium video editing programs, MiniTool MovieMaker gives you more than you would expect. It really has no restrictions, and it will not disappoint you at every step of its operation.

iLounge author Lucy Bennett
By Lucy Bennett Contributing Editor
Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.