Many users recently wrote to me and asked whether there is any MOV movie video editor for them to edit MOV files. Many people use their iPhone to record video, and the video is contained in MOV video format. For some reason, they would like to add video watermark or remove some part of video from recorded MOV video files. However, they complained that many MOV movie video editor they ran into are too complicated for them to operate. Therefore, it is necessary to find an easy-to-use MOV movie video editor to do the trick. Here 5 professional yet easy-to-use MOV editing programs will be introduced, and together the relative guide to edit MOV files will be offered. At the same time, you can merge MOV files as well.

Part 1: How to Edit MOV Video with Leawo Video Converter

Acting not only a professional video converter, Leawo Video Converter can also play the role of a video editor thanks to the help of the internal video editor, which allows users to trim video length, crop video size, add video watermark, adjust video effect, turn 2D video into 3D video, and even remove video noise. Equipped with a user-friendly interface, Leawo Video Converter doesn’t require any software expertise to operate. Besides video editing, this professional program allows users to convert video and audio files between more than 180 formats including Common Video (MP4, H.265 MP4, MKV, H.265 MKV, MOV, etc.), Common Audio (AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc.), HD Video (HD MP4, HD AVI, HD TS, HD VOB, etc.), and 4K Video (4K MP4 and 4K MKV). The converting speed is 6 times faster than a common video and audio converter, and the original quality can be 100% preserved.

If you are using Mac computer, you need to switch to the Mac counterpart of Leawo Video Converter to edit MOV video. Download and install the right version of Leawo Video Converter on your computer, and then follow the guide below to edit MOV video. Here we take windows version of Leawo Video Converter as an example.

Import Source MOV Video
Before getting to the video editing part, you need to import your MOV video to the program. What if MOV video is stored on your iPhone? In that case, you need to transfer your video recordings from your iPhone to PC first.

Just launch the program that you download and install and select “Convert” tab on the interface. Drag and drop your MOV video to the interface to import it to the program. Alternatively, you can click the Add Video button at the top to choose and add source MOV video.After importing the source MOV video to the program’s file list, you can see an Edit button on every MOV video. Just click on it to enter the video editing page.


1. Trim Video
There are two ways provided for you to trim a video. One is to directly drag the markers on the slide bar to set the start time and end time. The other is to input the exact time you want the video to start and end in the box below the slide bar.


2. Crop Video
Click the Crop icon on the left side to see more options. The Crop feature allows you to cut out the edges of the video. You can manually set the borders of the video on four sides by adjusting the size of the dashed box on the preview window. Also, there are four boxes at the bottom that allows you to adjust the dashed box by entering certain values. And there are certain custom zoom modes on the right side of the value boxes that allows you to adjust the video to different aspect ratios.


3. Add Watermark
You can also add watermark to the surface of the video if you need it. Click Watermark on the left, and then click the button next to the Watermark label to add a preset watermark on the video. And then you can start customizing the watermark. Either Text or Image can be added as video watermark, then you can adjust Watermark Transparency, Left Margin, Top Margin, and Image Size, and check "Apply to All" to add watermark to all videos before pressing "OK" to confirm it.


4. Adjust Video Effect
Video parameters include Brightness, Saturation, Contrast and Volume are all available for adjustments. Click Effect on the left sidebar and you can see the aforementioned options. To adjust those parameters, you can either directly use the slide bar or input value. Changes can be seen immediately through the preview window at the top.


5. Add 3D Effect
If you’d like to try something new, you can also add 3D effects on your video with this MOV video editor. Click on 3D and you will see 6 different 3D modes. With the right 3D glass, you can easily enjoy 3D movie with the help of this MOV editor.


6. Remove Background Noise
Apple devices use MOV to store video recordings and there might be background noises in the recordings. You can try using the Remove Noise feature to remove or reduce the background noise of the video. Just click on Remove Noise tab and enable Remove Noise.


Part 2: How to Edit MOV Video with HitFilm Express

As a free video editing program, HitFilm Express offers professional-grade video editing solution, and it can turn 2D into 3D as well. Moreover, more than 410 effects and presets are available. Check out the guide below to edit MOV video with HitFilm Express.

Import Source MOV Video
Click the “Import” button in the Media panel or directly drag and drop source MOV video from your computer to add source MOV video.

1. Trim Video Length

After MOV video is imported, you can make use of the Trimmer to trim video length. Double-click the video on the timeline to re-open it in the Trimmer, and adjust its In and Out points. Any adjustments you make will immediately be reflected in the timeline as well.

2. Add Visual Effects

There is a library built-in effects included in HitFilm Express. The effects in HitFilm are organized topically into folders. The Effects panel also lists your created presets. Choose any effect you want to add to target video.

3. Add 3D Layer

Open the New Layer menu at the top of the timeline, and select Camera from the menu. A default camera will be added and the scene will automatically switch into 3D. Once you have a 3D camera, you will need some 3D content otherwise the camera will not have anything with which to interact. 


Part 3: How to Edit MOV Video with Lightworks

With a simple and intuitive user interface, Lightworks is very popular in cinema history and it has easy timeline editing and trimming. Check out the guide below to edit MOV video with Lightworks.

Create a New Project
Hit the “Create a New Project” link on screen. One dialogue box will be opened on screen where you need to enter new project details. Then you need to import your source MOV video by clicking the local files tab.

1. Edit Video Clips

Hover your mouse around the cut that you wish to trim. Soon it will display white brackets and you need to clip left button of the mouse over there. The brackets will display parts near cut in yellow color; it indicates that clip is now separated from cut. Now the viewer will change to Trim View mode where it will display clip frames that are on both sides of cut.

2. Export Video After Editing

Simply right click on the edited clip, sequence or timeline and from drop down menu select Export option. Choose your export format. It allows users to make selections between camera formats, media files, interchange, backup, targets, sub-menu headings and presents, etc. Complete all the settings and then hit start button.


Part 4: How to Edit MOV Video with ClipChamp

Having all the features required for creating great videos, ClipChamp allows you to edit video clips directly in the browser without having to upload them first, and it works with files of all sizes. Here we show you how to edit MOV video with ClipChamp.

Import Source MOV Video
Open a new project, and add source MOV video to start video editing process.

1. Edit Video Imported

Drag video, audio, photos and titles into the timeline and create your video.

2. Export Video After Editing

When video editing is finished, export the finished file and save it.


Part 5: How to Edit MOV Video with Kapwing

Kapwing is a modern editor for videos, GIFs, and images. Check out the guide below to edit MOV video with Kapwing.

Add Source MOV Video
There are two ways for you to add source video. On one hand, you can drag and drop the source video file into the editor. On the other hand, you can directly input a video URL into the blank.

1. Combine Different Video Clips

Stitch different video clips into one video file. If you don’t like the video order, you can arrange the sequence to meet your demand.

2. Make Video with Pictures and Music

Open a blank canvas, upload pictures, and add music. Watch your video all the way through to make sure it’s in the right order and that the photos match up well with the music. Once your video looks right, click the “DONE” button to process your finalized video.