Wondershare keeps updating their already impressive FilmoraPro packages into better and better software. The more tech advances, the more the world of digital media opens up. Ten years ago, you needed to apply filters in the edit. Nowadays, you can do it from an app that doesn’t even use a pro camera.
With such advances in modern media editing and filming techniques, you would be forgiven for thinking that you don’t need much in the way of editing software anymore, but you can’t record a whole movie on the phone. So the professionals need advanced editing suites capable of handling a vast workload. For that, we turn to software like video editing software FilmoraPro.
Filmora has been specifically built for the pro film editor. As a result, it carries most of the features that you would expect to find in an expert system.
What’s New in Version 2.0
So what have they added in this bigger, better version than Wondershare have ever brought us before? Well, the February 2020 edition has brought a few additional features to an already packed playing field.
Editing with FilmoraPro
Previous versions of FilmoraPro already brought us things like easy to use timelines, manageable effects, and plenty of luts to choose from. However, in this new version, they have brought a range of extra features into play that all serve to make life easier.
For example, the new version has cropping and panning. How often have you wished you could move around within a shot? It is that little footage tweak that can make the difference between having to reshoot a whole scene and managing to manipulate the film in just the right way through the editing process. If you are involved in high-end, detail-focused editing, then being able to crop footage on a frame-by-frame level is like being given the key to the city.
Also added to the new software under editing improvements is the ability to mask. Again, we could always mask in a basic way through FilmoraPro. There were circular, rectangular, or custom shaped masks that could let you cut around an object reasonably accurately. Now, though, they have added a double-click, ease-of-access masking in Fullscreen mode that shaves hours off the overall process.
FilmoraPro also added some new compatibility features with Advanced Micro Device support. This should make it easier to edit footage from a more significant cross-section of devices. There is nothing worse than sitting down to a twelve-hour edit session to find that one of your camera’s files can’t be interpreted. The more they can do to prevent against this, the better and integrating the software with different APUs is a massive part of expanding the platform.
Effects in Filmora 2.0
It’s not all about the edit, either. The new high-workload version of FilmoraPro comes with a sprinkling of new effects. There are some involving text, some involving footage manipulation, and some involving motion. In fact, motion tracking is a whole new ballgame of film that they are adding in.
In addition to adding some new effects, they organized the workspace so that everything is easier to find when you need it. You have quicker access to the editing tools that you need most now, as it brings up those that you have recently used. You have faster access to all of the editing tools, but in particular, the viewer is more natural to minimize and maximize, the trimmer is simple to key-command, and the editing panels can be clicked and dragged around.
To put the cherry-on-top of this lovely editing cake, the makers at Wondershare added in better color grading facilities and new presets in the Luts department. Version 2.0 of FilmoraPro caters to things we didn’t think we needed, but that we now wonder how we lived without.
Bug Fixes in FilmoraPro 2.0
As well as adding in effects and improving the overall effectiveness of the product, the makers at Wondershare went ahead with a few bug fixes to ensure smoother performance and better all-round ability. They sped up the processing time on importing images and raw footage, for example, cutting down post-production by a few hours a week for some of the most hardened professionals.
The performance was excited across the board in this newest version. Take the motion blur tech they use. It was a little tricky if you sped up the framerate too much. Now it’s better. The system crashes less, it’s less clunky, and it works that little bit faster.