FilmForth Review: Awesome Free Video Editing Tool

FilmForth

With the eruption of COVID-19 pandemic, videos have become part and parcel of our daily lives. The videos are mainly used for imparting online learning. Teachers and educators create short and crisp videos related to various topics. There are plenty of tools available for video creation but majority of them are paid. It is in this scenario, you should make use of free tools such as FilmForth, which ships with premium features. The main advantage of FilmForth is that the tool can be downloaded directly from Microsoft Store instead of running a separate executable file. In this article, we will examine the features, usage, working of FilmForth in detail. Towards the end of the review, you will be in a position to decide whether to test drive FilmForth tool or not.

Features

FilmForth is a free video editor for all users. Yes. It’s absolutely free via Microsoft Store. You need not have to pay anything to work with FIlmForth. Moreover, the tool will not add any watermarks to the produced videos, which simplifies video sharing experience. You can simplify the video editing progress considerably using the tool. You will be able to edit the videos without any basic skills.

With the help of FilmForth, you can add logos or create reaction movies including the ability to change or remove video background with/without green screen. You can convert your photos and memories into a beautiful slideshow with music and effects. It’s also possible to add audio to the images in addition to rotating and muting videos as per your requirement. The main attraction of FilmForth is the ability to separate audio from video, which is not available with any of the paid video editing tools. We appreciate the efforts of the product team to include this feature. Moreover, you can create video and image memes with a few clicks. You can also create videos for Instagram both for posts and reels. The tool also enables users to freeze certain frame as required. The beauty of FilmForth is that all the advanced features are available for free without any investment.

Installation

To work with FilmForth, you just need to search and download the video editor tool from the official Microsoft Store. You will view Store app on the Taskbar if you work with Windows 10 or Windows 11. You have to input “filmforth” on the top search bar and you can then proceed to install the video editor. You can then open the app directly from the Store by selecting Open button. The app didn’t get added to the desktop icons and hence we searched and pinned it on the Taskbar for easy opening. The whole installation process takes only less than five minutes to complete.

Working

To work with FilmForth, you should click on the icon from the Taskbar if you had pinned the app. You can also click on the Search icon and locate the app by entering FilmForth. The dashboard looks like as shown below

FIlmForth Dashboard

The first step is to select the project resolution by selecting New Project dropdown. For example, if you are planning to create a project for Instagram, then you should select Instagram option with 1:1 or 4:5 aspect ratio respectively. You should select 16:9 aspect ratio for YouTube videos. You can select 9:16 for YouTube shorts.

FilmForth Project Selection

We selected TikTok/IGTV option with 9:16 aspect ratio for the purpose of this review. You will view a new dashboard as shown below from where you can add video and photo clips to the project.

FilmForth New Project Dashboard

If you select the UP arrow located on the right side of the Add Video/Photo Clips, you will view three options as shown below. You can also directly select the button and add media files.

FilmForth Add Video Selection

You will view a dashboard as shown below if you select built-in clips.

FilmForth New Image Addition

You have to select the relevant images or videos after selecting Add button from the bottom panel. You will view various options as shown below. You can add GIFs and stickers to existing images easily.

FilmForth Add menu options

You can either add photo or video clips depending upon your requirements. We added images for the purpose of this review. As soon as you add the image, the dashboard will change as shown below with several options using which you can perform numerous video editing works. You can continue to add images by selecting Add button.

FIlmForth After adding images

We added two more images and performed few edits using the modules available on the bottom portion. The entire process was smoothly completed and there were no lags. FilmForth comes with several effects, which you can add to the images.

FilmForth effects dashboard

You can also crop the image easily including the ability to add motion effects.

FilmForth crop video

The main highlight of FilmForth is that you can rotate the specific image by selecting Transform option. You can drag the slider to rotate the image at a specific angle.

FilmForth rotate video

The flip option enables users to flip the image to a specific direction. You can also duplicate and delete the images. It’s also possible to adjust the duration of the animation up to a maximum of 10 seconds.

To export the video after being satisfied with the parameters, you need to select Save Video button located on the right side of the dashboard. You can save the video in 480P, 720P, 1080P, 1440P, and 4K formats. FilmForth is the only completely free video editing tool, which offers the ability to save the video in FHD (1080P) format.

FilmForth export videos

You have to pick a destination location and FilmForth will now export the video. The time required to export the video will depend upon the length of the content. The following screen will be displayed during the export process.

FilmForth export process

We noticed that the timeline stops when the video reaches its end but will not shift back to the start when we clicked the play button again. We had to drag the timeline to the start position, which may not be ideal for longer videos.

FilmForth Background music

To add music to the video clip, you should click on the arrow on the left side. The options will change as shown below. If you select Edit option, you will view the previous options.

FIlmForth Options change after arrow click

The company has incorporated several effects, which are not available even in paid tools. The audio can be added by selecting Audio option. The options will now change and Add audio will appear on the screen. You can add either external audio files, built-in music, and voiceovers.

The interesting point to note is that you can record voiceovers from within the FilmForth dashboard. The tool provides plenty of audio files, which you can select after hearing a preview. The catch is that you have to add the relevant license credit by selecting the License button placed against the respective audio file. You can also add special sound effects. If you add your own audio tracks, then make sure that they are stock file to avoid copyright issues on YouTube. The problem with the default music tracks is that each audio spans over 2 minutes, while few crank up to 5 minutes. This will not be suitable for smaller videos and hence you have to use stock music files. However, you can make use of sound effects that are smaller in size.

FIlmForth audio file license

The beauty of FilmForth is that you can directly share the video to YouTube by providing the required information. You will be prompted to sign in to YouTube and provide the required permissions. The tool will start the uploading process after you complete the permissions check.

FilmForth youtube sharing

If you are afraid to upload videos via this route, you can manually download the video and upload the content. FilmForth will display a confirmation message as shown below

FIlmForth youtube uploading

You can also upload videos in a similar way. The timeline will display options for splitting the video including the elimination of audio inside the video among other modules. You can then add your own stock audio to the video. The advantage of FilmForth is that you can create videos using both images and videos. The company should integrate a mechanism using which you can download videos from within FilmForth video editing tool. Moreover, the developers should add additional stock audio files so that users can integrate audio with the videos.

Conclusion

FilmForth ships with plenty of features not found in paid video editing tools. The app can be downloaded directly from the Microsoft Store. The video editing tool can be installed easily without downloading any executable files. You can easily create videos for various projects including YouTube, YouTube Shorts, Instagram, TikTok, and much more. The learning curve is minimal and there is no need to refer to any documentation to work with FilmForth. The company provides a comprehensive Online Guide portal where you can access video tutorials, basic editing tips, main features, and relevant FAQs. The product team also provides technical support via email. We highly recommend FilmForth for all the video editing requirements. It’s an excellent alternative to expensive programs with less features. The FilmForth product team deserves appreciation.

FilmForth

FilmForth
99.5

Simple to Install

10/10

    Easy to use

    10/10

      Plenty of features

      10/10

        Ability to create videos for all platforms

        10/10

          Watermark integration

          10/10

            Excellent Dashboard

            10/10

              Minimal learning curve

              10/10

                Comprehensive resources

                10/10

                  Excellent technical support

                  10/10

                    Completely free with no ads

                    10/10

                      Pros

                      • Easy installation
                      • Plenty of features
                      • Stock audios available
                      • Detailed timeline
                      • Ability to preview the changes before export
                      • HD and FHD export possible
                      • Direct sharing facility included
                      • Fast technical support

                      Cons

                      • Less stock audio files

                      Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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