MOV is a kind of file format used by Quick Time-wrapped file, and it’s a container format that could contain video, animation, graphics,etc. Therefore, the video contained with MOV format is a MOV video. The MOV video can be easily edited because it contains abstract data references for the media data. In other words, all the media data needn’t to be rewritten in the edit process. If you are a film maker or journalist, you definitely want to make the video more attractive and appealing. Thus, the video might need some editing. Before you edit a video, you have to install the video editor on your computer. The commonly used video editors are Avidemux and Leawo Video Converter.

Introduction to the Avidemux video editor

The Avidemux is a video editor program that supports many kinds of video files including AVI, DVD, MP4, and MOV. It’s widely accepted by many operation systems such as Linux, Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows. The lightweight and neat utility features of it allow users to trim a video, filter it or join it with another video conveniently. The sketchy and easily-to-use interface of the program makes it more appealing to more users. Also, the supply of useful presets for the output files is another merit that really makes it stand out among the other video editors.

Avidemux

How to Edit MOV Video using Avidemux

The following content will show you how to edit MOV video using Avidemux. Generally speaking, the Avidemux could achieve the functions of cutting, joining, rotating and cropping MOV videos, and it’s quite user-friendly and feature rich when it comes to editing a video. The procedures of editing MOV video using Avidemux are simple and convenient, and they are presented as follows.

Use Avidemux to cut video

With Avidemux trimming a video is easy. Here’s how:

Step 1. Launch the Avidemux on your computer, and click on File->Open on the left side of the menu bar in the interface of the program.

Avidemux cut video

Step 2. Choose the MOV video that you want to cut to add it to the program.

Step 3. Set the video and audio codec in the Copy drop-down menu.

Step 4. Drag the slide bar on the bottom of the interface to navigate through the video, and click on A and B buttons to determine the start point and the end point of the output file respectively. Also, you can enter the exact frame number or millisecond to determine the start point and the end point of the video.

Avidemux cut video

Step 5. Click on Output in the middle of the sub-menu bar to preview the MOV file in Avidemux. Then, Click on File->Save->Save video on the menu bar and save the MOV video in Avidemux with a file name appended with an extension .MOV.

Avidemux Save Video

Use Avidemux to crop video

The way of avidemux crop is listed as follows.

Step 1. Launch the Avidemux on your computer, and click on File->Open on the left side of the menu bar in the interface of the program.

Step 2. Choose the MOV file you need to add to the program.

Step 3. Choose the video and audio codec you need by clicking the Copy label under video and audio labels.

Choose Video/Audio Codec

Step 4. Click on the Filter button below the video codec, and a Video Filter Manager will pop up automatically with a menu of the available filters. Click on Transform tab and click on the Crop option.

Avidemux Crop Video

Step 5. Determine the border of area to be cropped by dragging the slider or entering values in Crop right, Crop left, Crop top and Crop bottom respectively, and the cropped area will be indicated in light green in a video previewer.

Avidemux crop video

Step 6. Click on File->Save->Save video on the menu bar to save the Avidemux MOV with an extension .MOV.

Avidemux Save Video

Use Avidemux to join videos

The way to join videos using Avidemux is listed as follows.

Step 1. Launch the Avidemux on your computer, and click on File->Open on the left side of the menu bar in the interface of the program to import the first MOV video to be joined.

Avidemux Join Video

Step 2. Click on File->Append on the left side of the menu bar to choose the second MOV video to be joined.

Avidemux Append

Step 3. Repeat Step 2 again and again for any other MOV videos to be merged.

Step 4. Click on File->Save->Save video on the menu bar to save the Avidemux MOV, and don’t forget about the extension .MOV when entering the file name.

Avidemux save video

Use Avidemux to rotate video

The way to rotate a Avidemux mov is shown below.

Step 1. Launch the Avidemux on your PC, and click on File->Open on the left side of the menu bar in the interface of the program to import the first MOV video to be rotated.

Avidemux Rotate Video

Step 2. Click on the Filter button below the video codec, and a Video Filter Manager will pop up automatically with a menu of the available filters. Click on Transform tab and double click on the Rotation option.

Step 3. Open the Rotate pull-down list and select the appropriate angle ( 90 Degrees, 180 Degrees, or 270 Degrees ) for your video.

Avidemux Rotate

Step 4. Click on File->Save->Save video on the menu bar to save the Avidemux video, and don’t forget about the extension .MOV when entering the file name.

Avidemux Save Video

How to Edit MOV Video using Leawo Video Converter

Another way to edit MOV video is to use Leawo Video Converter. If you get familiar with it, you are going to love it because it’s extremely easy to use. The procedure of editing MOV video using Leawo Video Converter is presented as follows. Before we start, you have to click on the Edit icon located to the right side of the video title on the processing panel at first, then the video previewing window will appear for the edit process.

   

How to crop a video

Click on Crop button on the left panel, then drag the dot frame to crop the video directly. Also, you could choose an option in “Zoom” or adjust values in Left, Top and Size columns respectively to get the appropriate video size. Finally, Click on OK tab to confirm it.

Crop video

How to trim a video

Click on Trim button on the left panel, and drag the slide bar to trim the video length. Also, you could enter the start time and the end time respectively to trim the video, and the video length is presented simultaneously. Click on OK button to confirm the change and save it.

Trim Video

How to add watermark

Click on Watermark on the left panel, then a Text or Image could be added as watermark. Moreover, you could adjust the parameters such as Watermark Transparency, Left Margin, Top Margin and Image Size. Click on Apply to all tab to endow all the videos with watermark. Finally, click on OK tab to confirm it.

Add watermark

How to change video effect

Click on Effect button on the left panel, and drag the slide bar to adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Volume Zoom% of the video. Click on Apply to all to endow all the loaded files with the effect settings. Click the OK button to save the changes.

Change video effect

How to apply 3D effect on 2D video

Click on 3D button on the left panel, then switch the 3D Mode to green, and choose one 3D effect that fits your 3D glasses from 6 options available at the bottom of the window. In order to get a more vivid visual effect, drag the slide bar or enter the values in 3D Depth to change the 3D depth. Click on Apply to all to add the chosen 3D effect to all imported videos. Click OK to apply the adjustments you made.

Add 3D effect

The video contained with MOV format is a MOV video, and the advantage of it is that it can be edited easily. If you are a film maker or journalist, you’d better get to know how to edit MOV video. The commonly used video editor programs are Avidemux and Leawo Video Converter. The Avidemux is a video editor program that supports many kinds of files and fits many operation systems, and it is a useful tool for editing MOV video. The procedures of editing MOV video using Avidemux and Leawo Video Converter are presented in the article. If you follow these steps carefully and patiently, you could enjoy the edit process and find the tips and tricks really helpful.