Microsoft Video Editor 2022 – Everything You Need To Know

Microsoft video editor is for your PC. It has very simple and comes with nice 3D effects and funny 3D effects. You can edit video speed, saturation, brightness, and contrast using Microsoft Video Editor. It is also easy to add music and subtitles to the video. 

This article is to review Microsoft Video Editor 2022. Let’s check out the new features, tools, and effects Microsoft added to its video editor.

Microsoft Video Editor 2022


Actually, Microsoft Video Editor 2022 has not gained new features. The ‘automatic video’ feature which was emulated by Apple over a decade ago has been removed from Microsoft Video editor too. 

You have access to a library of 3D objects and effects in Microsoft Video Editor. So you can add them to the video. A list of background music is also available in the tool. There is an option to ‘sync your video to the music’s beat’. This interesting feature works well. 

The user interface is simple and easy to use. So better to give it a try. 

How to edit in Microsoft Video Editor?

You must select the clips to edit with Microsoft video editor. It can be taken from photos in the library, PC, and the Cloud account if it is Microsoft OneDrive. 

Editing features are similar to before. A clip is denoted by a thumbnail having the same size, irrespective of the clip’s length. So it is easy to see the clip. But you will be confused by seeing a 2-second clip having the same length as a 30-second clip. 

You can’t preview a clip before adding it to the project. However, you can see a thumbnail of the clip. But it is unable to identify the right clip. This will make you frustrated when you have taken different clips with the same video on the same day. 

Microsoft video editor does not provide a method to set in or out points to insert on the sections you want. The trim tool is available at the disposal when the clip’s added to the timeline. 

The playhead is not available on the preview window but not on the timeline. It makes a disconnect that is hard to reconcile and harder to work with. 

Support for modern file formats still remains behind. Actually, these file formats are not exactly modern. They are old nearly five years. But still, Microsoft Video Editor is unable to support those formats. 

You can get the necessary extensions from Microsoft Store. The photos extension, HEIF comes for free while you need to pay for the HEVC extension for videos. 

Ratios and Reframing

With the increasing demand for social media platforms, we need to produce projects in different formats. For example 9:16 for Instagram, 1:1 on Twitter, and 16:9 for YouTube. Microsoft video editor offers the ability to choose between 16:9 or 4:3. Otherwise, you can crop the image to fit a portrait orientation. 

The reframe button helps to remove black borders. You can use it to change the size of a project at will. It is needed to crop each clip as there’s no ‘change all’ option. AI technology is not used in reframing. It is automatic and there’s no way to manually change the framing. 


After completing the project, you need to export the work. Microsoft video editor offers three quality options. The default will be the best one. 

What Can you do with Windows Video Editor?

You can easily cut, rotate, crop, trim, split, and join videos. So users can edit videos in batches. 

You can embed text, animations, effects, subtitles, music, and watermarks in videos. The pic-in-Pic videos option is also available in Microsoft video editor. 

Adjusting brightness, saturation, video speed, contrast, and anything else are compatible with Microsoft Video Editor. 

System Requirements

  • Windows Video Editor is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, 8,8.1, and 10. 
  • The processor requirement is a 1GHz Intel/AMD processor or above.
  • The RAM should be 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended)
  • The free hard disk needs to be 300MB space for installation. 
  • The graphic card should have a super VGA (800*600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card, or higher. 

Cons of Microsoft Video Editor

The Microsoft Video Editor tool is too basic. It acts awkward while editing. If you want to edit a basic video, then the tool will match for you. 

The compatibility with the recent format has a paid upgrade.

To Sum Up

If you are searching for a basic video editing tool, then Microsoft Video Editor is a great option. It has very limited options.

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