MP4 Tips and Tricks

How to Edit MP4 video in Windows 10/macOS Sierra?

September 29 2016 , Written by Bonnie Published on #edit mp4, #mp4 editor

MP4 or MPEG-4 is a audio/video codec designed by the Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and adapted by the International Streaming Alliance to create a standard video format for web distribution of content. It also can be found in cameras or camcorders. Simply said, MP4 is everywhere. If you want to edit MP4 video to create a personalized home movie, transfer to mobile devices, get a better video effect, etc., you will need a MP4 editor. 

 

If you are looking for some tool to edit your MP4 videos, you can stop here now. Pavtube Video Converter should be able to help you. This program can do almost everything you can imagine like: 

✔Crop: remove unwanted area in the video. 
✔Trim/clip: deleted unwanted parts in the video. 
✔Merge/join videos: this software will join all items added. 
✔Add text, images, audio, video, transition, special effects to video. 
✔Add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitles to video. 
✔Other basic editing functions. 
✔Convert MP4 video to formats compatible on various devices/game consoles/TV/editing programs or convert other formats to MP4 format. 
✔Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP. 
Mac version is Compatible with macOS Sierra, El Capitan Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion etc. 

With this MP4 Editor software, you can easily make your MP4 videos stylish and looking-professional. The guide below will show you in details on how to edit MP4 files with this MP4 Video Editor and how to transcode MP4 video to any formats. 

Free download the MP4 editor and MP4 converter 

Windows user get: 
  

Mac user get: 
  

Start editing MP4 and converting MP4 on Windows or Mac 

1. Load video files to the software using any of the three ways below:

A.Click “File” menu, and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import source video, audio and image files. 
B.Click “Add Video” button or “Add from folder" button to import source files. 
C.Open the folder that contains source files, and drag and drop video, audio and image files to the program. 

 

2. Preview & Take Snapshots/Thumbnails 

After importing, all video files will be listed in the program. You can preview the imported movie file by double clicking or checking one of them and click the play button under preview window. 

By clicking the camera button under the preview window, you can take snapshot from the playing window as Thumbnail or for other use. By clicking the folder button, you can find the snapshots you took. 

3. Set any output formats for more usages 


Clicking the Format bar, you can choose output format from the format list or customize which formats to be shown on the list. 

 

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All formats here are set with optimized video/audio codecs, bitrates, frame rates, etc. But you can still specify as you like by clicking Settings button. In the Profile Settings window, you can choose or specify exactly the parameters you like. And in the Task information section, you can compare the detailed information of the source video and the target video. 

4.Edit MP4 video 

By default the “Edit” icon is grayed out. To activate the “Edit” menu, you have to select an item first. When a video file is selected, you can click the “Edit” icon on the tool bar of main interface to edit selected file. 

On the “Video Editor” Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add special effect, reset, and adjust volume. 

Play/Pause: Click to start playing the current video or pause the playing. 
Stop: Click to quit playback. 
Previous Frame: Click and go back to the previous frame. 
Next Frame: Click and go to the next frame. 
Left square bracket: Click to set the start time for trimming. 
Right square bracket: Click to set the end time for trimming. 
Flip Horizontal: Click to flip the image horizontally. 
Flip Vertical: Click to flip the image vertically. 
Flip 90°towards left: Click to flip the image 90°towards left. 
Flip 90°towards right: Click to flip the image 90°towards right. 
Special Effect: Add special effect to source files. 
Reset: Click to restore default value. 
Volume slider: Drag to adjust volume. 

In “Video Editor” there are seven edit tabs: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor and Subtitle. 

 Trim:"The "Trim" feature allows users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion. 

Crop: The "Crop" facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image. 

Text Watermark: Check Enable, you can add text watermark to selected video clip. You can either set parameters or drag the text on preview screen to set its location. 

Image/Video Watermark: Check Enable, you can add images or videos as watermark onto selected video file. The location can also be set by dragging on the preview screen. 

Effect: Under Effect tab, you can add special effect and other special effects like Simple Gauss Blur, Flip Color, Invert, Aged Film to your source video. In Color Control section, you can correct color by adjusting brightness, contrast, and saturation. You can also tick off “Deinterlacing” to keep good image quality. 

Subtitle: In this tab, you can add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles. 

Audio Editor: You can either replace/remove original audio, or set audio fade in/out effects. 

Subtitle: In this tab, you can add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles. 

More detail editing video guides here

5. Start Conversion 

Clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start conversion. After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to popup output directory with the converted files. 

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