Thanks to Apple that brings iMovie to the public, helping users create amazing video projects easily and efficiently with the clean and simple window. However, Apple only have produced 2 versions of iMovie, one for Mac OS X(iMac/Macbook) and one for iOS (iPhone/iPad). There is no iMovie version for Windows PC, and Apple haven't had any plan to do it. In this case, if you're used to using iMovie on Mac and later switch to Windows PC, there is no official iMovie for Windows available, but you're supposed to download an iMovie alternative for Windows PC to use.

Part 1. Best Video Editor Similar to iMovie for Windows

Filmora Video Editor for Windows is the best iMovie for Windows PC alternative in the market and provides the best methods, tools and techniques to perform the video editing easily. Filmora Video Editor enables you to easily make movies , edit audio, apply effects and share your new movie on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, DVD, TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and more! Filmora Video Editor has 2 modes: Standard Mode and Advanced Mode. Standard Mode is for users who just need basic editing. Advanced Mode is for professional video editing users to apply more stunning effects to videos.

Key Features of Filmora Video Editor:

  • Supports almost any video, audio and image format, both for import and export.
  • Easy-to-use: all the tools are well-organized and displayed in the window for you to use.
  • Contains all the basic eding features for you to edit your video: crop, trim, rotate, combine, split, add text/background music, etc.
  • More than 300 effects are available: picture-in-picture-, overlay, filter, mosaic, green screen, change face, etc.
  • Stabilize videos, play videos in reverse and support recording computer screen.

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Part 2. iMovie vs Filmora Video Editor

Apple says simple, we make it simpler.

One of the main things users should take into account is whether their footages are supported or not while choosing a video editing tool. Why? Well, you know, if the video editing tool doesn't support your footage, you have to use another tool to change the video format first before the editing begins. Filmora Video Editor is designed to support multiple videos that come from digital cameras, webcam, smartphones, tablets, etc. For example, iMovie doesn't support WMV, while Filmora Video Editor can.

Besides allowing you to import almost any video, audio and image format to edit, Filmora Video Editor also helps you optimize the video format while exporting the videos according to the usage. For example, when you want to export the video to iPhone, then just select iPhone in the Export window, then you can get a good video for playing on iPhone.

Check out the similarity and differences of iMovie and its Windows alternative Filmora Video Editor.


Filmora Video Editor

Price $14.99 $49.99
Supported operating systems Mac OS X and iOS Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X
Video effects and audio tracks included Yes Yes
Supported formats (Import & Export)

Video: 3GP, MP4, MOV, M4V AVCHD, DV
Audio: AAC, AC3, AIFF, MP3
Image: not supported at all


Video: MP4, FLV, AVI, MOV, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, MPEG, TS, TRP, TP, F4V, M4V(without DRM), M2TS, MTS, DAT, WMV, MKV, ASF, DV, MOD, NSV, TOD, EVO

Social media integration (Facebook, Twitter, Mail…) Yes Yes
Export videos to Mobile Devices iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via iCloud iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android phones and tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire, BlackBerry devices and more
DVD burning support No Yes

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