Wondershare Filmora 9 is yet another non-editor friendly tool that targets the not-so-tech-savvy video editors who are looking for a simple solution to manipulate their clips.
However, experienced video editing professionals may want to look beyond Filmora 9 because it leaves behind some crucial advanced features like action cam and Multicam module.
Having said that, Filmora 9 is a perfect starting point for casual users, and this is what you get after buying the product:
Filmora 9 Pros
#1. Unlike most of the editing software, the uncluttered interface is the most attractive feature of Filmora 9.
The UI is clean and all the functions – from importing a clip to adding texts and effects to exporting the final footage – can be done from the main window.
That makes it super-easy to navigate and learn even for the newcomers who have never used an editing software to edit a video.
#2. With Filmora 9, you get full freedom to change the aesthetics of your videos by using the 3D LUTs and titles.
You can also redact the more complex VR videos and add the 300+ effects that Filmora 9 offers to make your clips look more punchy.
#3. Filmora 9 lets you import and edit 4K resolution videos so that your viewers can capture every single detail of your clips.
#4. Not only you can share your videos directly on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook, but Filmora 9 also allows you to import videos straight from Facebook.
#5. It doesn’t matter, whether you’re a Windows user or Mac, Filmora runs smoothly on both the platforms.
What’s more? You can use the single user license on two devices considering both the devices run on the same operating system because Filmora issues separate licenses for Windows and Mac computers.
Also, keep in mind that running the software on both the machines simultaneously is not possible.
Filmora 9 cons
#1. The most preeminent drawback of this software is the absence of a mobile application. Though Filmora has FilmoraGo for Android and iOS users, it’s not as powerful as Filmora 9.
#2. Unlike Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple iMovie, or Cyberlink PowerDirector, Filmora doesn’t have its own cloud service.
Filmora 9 pricing plans and payment options
The pricing plans of Filmora 9 differ according to the platform you want to use the software on.
And depending on your preference, you can select either the subscription-based pricing or the one-time fee. Also, regardless of which product or pricing plan you choose, you’re covered by Filmora’s 30-day full money back guarantee.
So starting from the Windows variant; the lifetime license would set you back $59.99.
For the yearly subscription, you have two options:
The basic version for $39.99/year that gets you exactly what you would get in the lifetime license.
And the premium version for $99.87/year that gets you unlimited download from the Filmstock Standard Library and new effects every month. Of course, both – the lifetime license and the basic subscription plan don’t offer these facilities.
Similarly, the Mac version has the same plans, but for a slightly higher price point.
The basic subscription plan would cost $44.99/year, and you will have to pay $104.87 every year for the most premium package.
However, the price of the lifetime license is the same as the Windows version, i.e., $59.99.
And finally, there’s a variety of methods you can use to pay for the product ranging from PayPal to credit/debit cards to Wire Transfer.
Do I recommend Filmora 9?
Every video editing software is designed for a specific type of user, and Filmora 9 is no different.
Simplicity is the substantial strength of this tool, and that makes it a perfect companion for the non-tech friendly group like vloggers, YouTubers, social media influencers, and other casual users.
So, if it’s your first time editing a video using a software, then Filmora 9 is the most appropriate tool for you.
However, if you’re a professional or want feature film type of effects, then you better look for other options like DaVinci, Adobe Premiere Pro, or Cyberlink PowerDirector.