As any mother, I love to record videos of my kids – from those cute and often candid little moments they have here and there, to some of the activities we enjoy together as a family. Recently however I started to realize that while I had tons of videos (some of which I’d shared with friends and extended family), most were really just being stored away.
Around the same time, I’d seen an interesting video another mother had put up on Facebook. It was basically a video montage of some of the great moments she’d had with her kids. It really looked quite good and I immediately began to wonder how I could do the same.
Sadly I quickly realized that creating a video montage (especially one that looks good) is a lot easier said than done. While I knew the sort of montage I wanted to create, the software I tried often disappointed me – until I stumbled across Movavi Video Editor.
As I began to use Movavi Video Editor I started to make some great strides forward. It was so easy-to-use that I didn’t even have to read the manual, and could just get started and try out its features.
To create video montages of the most fun-filled moments with my kids, here’s what I ended up doing with Movavi Video Editor:
- Trim out any unnecessary parts of footage from the videos that I wanted to use so that only the ‘best’ parts remained.
- Combine the video segments or clips that I wanted to use and then arrange the sequence so that it mirrors the idea that I had in mind.
- Enhance the video quality (mostly with the automatic ‘Magic Enhance’ feature) and fix any of the issues that sometimes came up in the videos I had recorded.
- Add music to a video by choosing the songs that I felt fit the scenes best and then simply adding it to Movavi Video Editor.
- Apply some special effects and filters to stylize certain scenes that I felt appropriate.
- Insert text as titles and captions to accompany some of the scenes in the video.
When I was using Movavi Video Editor I also realized that it can create video slideshows with a combination of photos and videos – so I took advantage of that and included some of my kid’s best photos too.
Once I was finally satisfied, I was initially a bit worried about the format to use when I saved the video. Fortunately, Movavi Video Editor had tons of presets available so all I did was choose the one for Facebook and it automatically took care of everything else.