Windows 10 has a hidden Video Editor which you can use to edit, trim, add text or music, etc. But not many people are aware of this video editor and in this article, we will talk about this video editor at length and will see it’s features & benefits.
Any normal person takes some amount of photos or videos whenever they visit anywhere or meet friends or families. We capture these moments to have a memory of the event which we can cherish later on. And we tend to share these moments with others on social media like Facebook, Instagram, etc. Also, many times you need to edit these videos before you upload them to any social media platform. Sometimes you need to trim the videos, or make videos from photos on your phone, etc.
In order to edit your video, you can easily use the hidden video editor on Windows 10 which will save you from the hassle of downloading & installing any third-party video editors. Although, there are a lot of third-party video editors available on Microsoft store but a lot of them occupy a large amount of space on your disk and also the editor may not have all the features that you need.
Initially, there was no free video editing application that comes built-in Windows operating system and users had to install & use third-party applications in order to edit videos on their system. But this changes with the recent Fall Creators Update started rolling out, as Microsoft has now added a new video editor in Windows 10. This feature is hidden inside the Photos app which is also provided by Microsoft.
So in order to make use of the free video editing application on Windows 10, all you need to do is to access the Photos app. Photos app offers many sophisticated features & most individuals find it more than suitable for editing videos for business as well as personal use.
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How To Use Hidden Video Editor In Windows 10
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To use the free video editor that is hidden inside the Photos app you need to follow the below-listed steps:
#1 Open Photos App
First of all, you need to open the Photos app which contains the hidden video editor. To open Photos app follow the below steps:
1.Search for Photos app using the search bar.
2.Hit the enter button at the top result of your search. Photos app will open up.
3.When you will open the photos app, initially it will give you a brief series of screens explaining some of the new features of the Photos app.
4.When you will run through the set of instructions, it will be completed and you will see a screen that will offer you to choose photos & videos from your library.
#2 Choose Your Files
In order to edit any photo or video using the Photos app, first of all, you need to import those photos or videos to your Photos app. Once the photos or videos are added to your Photos app you can now easily edit them.
1.Click on the Import button available at the top right corner.
2.A drop-down menu will appear.
3.Choose one option either “From a folder” or “From a USB device”, from where you want to Import photos and videos.
4.Under Folder’s suggestions, all the folders with pictures will come up.
5.Select the folder or folders which you want to add to your Photos app.
Note: When you will select any folder or folders to add into your photos app then in future if you will add any file to that folder, it will automatically be imported into the Photos app.
6.After selecting the folder or multiple folders, click on the Add folders button.
7.If the folder you want to add does not appear under the Folder suggestions, then click on Add another folder option.
8.The File Explorer will open up, from where you need to choose the folder which you want to add and click on the Select Folder button.
9.The above-selected folder will appear in Folder’s suggestions. Select it and click on Add folders.
10.Your folder will be added to your Photos app.
#3 Trim Video Clips
Once the folder which contains the video you want to trim has added into the Photos app, all that is left to do is open that video and start trimming it.
To trim the video using hidden video editor follow the below steps:
1.Click on the Folders option available at the top menu bar.
2.All the folders and their files that are added to the Photos app will be shown.
3.Open the video you want to trim by clicking on it. The video will open up.
4.Click on the Edit & Create option available at the top right corner.
5.A drop-down menu will open up. In order to trim the video, select the Trim option from the drop-down menu that appears.
6.To use the trim tool, select and drag the two handles available at the playback bar in order to select the portion of the video you want to keep.
7.If you want to view what will appear in the selected portion of the video, drag the blue pin icon or click on the play button to playback the selected portion of your video.
8.When you are done with trimming your video and got the required portion of your video, click on Save a copy option that is available at the top right corner to save the copy of the trimmed video.
9.If you want to stop editing and don’t want to save the changes you have made, click on the Cancel button that is available just next to Save a copy button.
10.You will find the trimmed copy of the video which you have just saved in the same folder where the original video is available and that too with the same file name as that of the original. The only difference will be _Trim will be added at the end of the file name.
For example: If the original filename is bird.mp4 then the new trimmed file name will be bird_Trim.mp4.
After completing the above steps, your file will be trimmed and will be saved at the same location as the original file.
#4 Add Slo-mo To Video
Slo-mo is a tool that lets you choose a slower speed of a particular portion of your video clip and then you can apply it to any section of your video file to slow it down. To apply slo-mo to your video follow the below steps:
1.Open the video you want to add slo-mo by clicking on it. The video will open up.
2.Click on the Edit & Create option available at the top right corner.
3.In order to add slo-mo to the video, select Add slo-mo option from the drop-down menu that appears.
4.At the top of the video screen, you will see a rectangular box using which you can set the speed of your slo-mo. You can drag the cursor backward and forward to adjust the speed of the slo-mo.
5.To create the slo-mo, select and drag the two handles available at the playback bar in order to select the portion of the video you want to make slo-mo of.
6.If you want to view what will appear in the selected portion of the video that you have selected for slo-mo, drag the white pin icon or click on the play button to playback the selected portion of your video.
7.When you are done with creating slo-mo of your video and get the required portion of your video, click on Save a copy option that is available at the top right corner to save the slo-mo video.
8.If you want to stop editing and don’t want to save the changes you have made, click on the Cancel button that is available just next to Save a copy button.
9.You will find the slow-mo copy of the video which you have just saved, in the same folder where the original video is available and that too with the same file name as that of the original. The only difference will be _Slomo will be added at the end of the file name.
For example: If the original filename is bird.mp4 then the new trimmed file name will be bird_Slomo.mp4.
After completing the above steps, the slo-mo of your video will be created and will be saved at the same location as the original file.
#5 Add Text to Your Video
If you want to add some message or some text at some clips of your video, you can also do that. To add text to your video follow the below steps:
1.Open the video you want to trim by clicking on it. The video will open up.
2.Click on the Edit & Create option available at the top right corner.
3.In order to add text to the video, select Create a video with text option from the drop-down menu that appears.
4.A dialog box will open up asking you to give a name to your new video which you are going to create using text. If you want to give a new name to the video, enter the new name and click on the OK button. If you do not want to give a new name to the video which you are going to make then click on the skip button.
5.Click on the Text button from the available options.
6.The below screen will open up.
7.You can drag the cursor to that portion of your video where you want to add the text. Then type the text you want to enter in the text box that is available at the top right corner.
8.You can also choose the animated text style from the options available below the text box.
9.After you are finished adding text, click on the Done button available at the bottom of the page.
10.Similarly, again select the text and add text to other clips of the video and so on.
11.After adding the text at all portions of your video, click on Finish video option available at the top right corner.
After completing the above steps, the text will be added at the different clips of your video.
- You can also apply filters to your video by choosing filters option.
- You can resize your video by clicking on the resize option available.
- You can also add Motion to your videos.
- You can add 3D effects to your video that is cutting the portion of one clip from one place and paste it at other places. This is an advanced feature of photos app.
After completing editing your video, you can either save the video or share it by clicking on the share button available at the top right corner.
Copy your file and you will get different options like mail, skype, twitter and many more to share your video. Choose any one option and share your video.
I hope the above steps were helpful and now you will be able to Use the Hidden Video Editor In Windows 10, but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment section.