Don’t know how to improve the quality of your video? Try these great tools

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The viewing experience depends on a number of factors, including resolution, effects, and format. If you have a video that needs to be enhanced, there are some great tools available for both Mac and Windows that you can use. In this article, let’s review some of the best video enhancers available at the moment.


1. Video Enhancer


This is one of the most popular videos enhancers out there. It performs a lot of useful functions, including increase of resolution, denoising, color correction, visual effects, deinterlacing, deblocking, and others. They turn Video Enhancer into a powerful tool for flexible video editing that can meet needs of the users.


When launched for the first time, the app will offer you multiple initial options of processing videos, such as deinterlacing and denoising (apparently, there are among the most popular video improvements). To take advantage of an extended range of features, you will need to download VirtualBub Filter Pack (it contains over 220 filters!)


The reason why the developer decided not to include this pack in the setup is unknown but the download won’t take a lot of time. After that, you will be able to produce better results. Users of Video Enhancer say that it takes a little bit of practice to understand every filter available in the app because all of them have a different effect on the video, so take your time and practice.


Video Enhancer can improve digital videos to the best possible resolutions, such as 720p and 1080p, but pay attention if you wish to create different versions of your video to rename the files because the app is known for overwriting them each time.


Advantages of Video Enhancer


  • Variety of filters

  • User-friendly interface

  • Easy to use


2. Adobe Premiere


Adobe is a known name is the world of digital technologies, so it is good news that it released a video improvement app worth our attention. According to the company, Premiere Pro is the fastest and most efficient video editor able to produce visually stunning videos and images, and we really cannot disagree.


It has many amazing features that will be helpful for both amateurs and professionals. For example, Premiere Pro allows to edit any video format, from virtual reality to 8k footage in native format or some other one. A built-in Lumetri Color is a tool that provides many creative ways to work with colors and presets to ensure that the video has natural stunning colors.


For teams and enterprise users, the company offers collaboration options that allow to work on shared sequences across various products of Adobe. That’s why Premiere is often used in companies like professional writing services because the latter require multiple users to collaborate on editing projects.


We recommend using Adobe Premiere because it is a proven name in the industry that has reliable options for improving videos. Oh, one more thing: it has a Photoshop feature, so it you are familiar with it, editing on Premiere will be much easier. Start a free trial to see what it can offer for you.


Advantages of Adobe Premiere


  • Lots of functions and filters

  • Ability to work with any video format

  • Better opportunities for creative work

  • Regular updates


3. Wondershare Filmora


This tool has also been widely regarded as the best tool for video editing. It was developed by Wondeshare, a reputable company that has a lot of useful apps and tools. With the latest version of the tool, 8.0, you can instantly export videos, correct lens distortion, clean up the audio, cut, trim, and merge clips very quickly and efficiently. In addition to videos, Filmora also works with images and audio.


After you selected the video for improving, it offers you a number of basic settings, such as rotate, crop, change contrast, hue, brightness, and saturation, and adjust. Similarly to other tools, it has much more advanced filters that can be used as well. The list of other tools includes:


  • Noise removal

  • Reverse videos to play them backwards

  • Speed control to create slow motion effects and time lapses

  • Color tuning to adjust the white balance

  • Frame by frame preview for a more precise editing

  • Panning and zooming movements to still videos

  • Import of videos and images directly from social media

  • Video stabilization

  • Screen recording

  • Green screen

  • Split screen


Advantages of Wondershare Filmora


  • Variety of functions

  • Advanced filters

  • Regular updates


Another thing we liked about Filmora was the interface. It has an intuitive user-friendly interface that makes it easy to work quickly and efficiently (and it works on mobile devices running on Android and iOS as well, isn’t that great for editors working with tablets?). Overall, the tool is a decent competitor for Adobe Premiere and should be tried if you value functionality and efficiency of video enhancer apps.


4. Avidemux


If your needs for video editing do not include advanced features like video stabilization and screen recording, you may want to try this one. It is perhaps the easiest tool to work with because it is designed for simple cutting, filtering, resizing, and encoding videos.


Avidemux supports most of the latest video types, such as MPEG, AVI, MP4, and ASF, and works with a wide range of codecs, so you won’t encounter any issues with that. It is available on Linux, Windows, and Mac and utilizes a simple interface that you will love because of its simplicity and user-friendliness.


Do not dismiss Avidemux because it is designed for simple tasks because it has color equalizer, video filter manager, bitrate/size calculator, and many more others. If you need a feedback about the tool from real users, check out Avidemux forums.


Advantages of Avidemux


  • Simple interface

  • Supports various video types


5. Windows Movie Maker


One of the oldest (the first version of the tool was released in 2000), most reliable, and richest in functions tool that many people use today. With Windows Movie Maker, you can turn your videos and photos into good-looking movies that feature smooth transitions, special effects, sounds, and captions. Sharing everything produced with the tool is also simple.


The input formats include MP4, MOV, AVI, MTS, AVCHD, and FLV, so you should not experience any problems with incompatibility. DVD, WMV, MOV, MP3, and MP4 are the output format supported by the tool. There are great opportunities to work with videos available in Windows Movie Maker, and they include:


  • Cutting

  • Creating timeline and slow motion

  • Split screen

  • Cropping

  • Green screen

  • Adding subtitles

  • Stop motion

  • Using webcam

  • Adding watermark

  • Zooming in

  • Separating audio and video

  • Creating HD videos

  • Instant sharing and exporting


Other great functions that are available in the latest version of Windows Movie Maker include plugins, effects, and themes. For example, you can use plugins like SceneFixer and FilmTouch Wizard to have more control over editing and enjoy advanced functions, such as famous film looks, levels of effects, lighting issues fixer, and many more others.


For effects, and themes, Windows Movie Maker proposes to use various options for many uses. They are provided by Cartoon Story Maker, Postcard Maker, Funny Photo Maker, XL Calendar, PhotoMail Maker, Sothink Movie DVD Maker, and other tools.


Advantages of Windows Movie Maker


  • Easy to use

  • Variety of functions

  • Has many video and transition effects

  • Export to several formats


6. Pinnacle Studio


Another great video editing program that makes our list because of great functionality. It has all the features and tools you need to create your own movies, easily. As soon as you open the interface of Pinnacle Studio, you will immediately realize that the app is built for some serious editing procedures; for example, it offers over 1800 2D/3D effects!


The app integrates stop-motion capture to create amazing fast-motion effects and animations, plus it lets users add imported sound or even a voice if you feel like participating. Many users of the tool have reported increased complexity of the interface, so the developers provided help in the form of online tutorials, help files, introductory videos, and pop-up tips.


If you select Pinnacle Studio to work with your videos, you should know that the tool is not exactly an easy one to use but eventually you will realize that it is a perfect balance between functionality and user-friendless.


The developers have also decided that there was no point in creating stunning videos without showing them to the world, so they included sharing options to export video to the Internet. All basic and lots of advanced features for video editing are present, and they make Pinnacle a great option for the job.


Advantages of Pinnacle Studio


  • Variety of features

  • 360° video editing

  • Import of own audio

  • Ability to add foreground objects to the video

  • Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube sharing options

  • DVD burn


Concluding Thoughts


If you need to edit videos, be sure to check out these great tools. All of them can be tried for free, so you can take advantage of their features without any unnecessary spending. In this list, Windows Movie Maker and Avidemux are rather basic editors while the rest is used by professional users, so choose wisely.




Tom Jager is professional blogger. He works at Awriter. He has degree in Law and English literature. Tom has written numerous articles/online journals. You can reach him at G+ or Facebook.




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