NeoFilm Video Editor & Movie Maker

Tutorial and Product Guide

NeoFilm offers a complete suite of powerful tools for editing videos and making movies. The app provides all the core features and functions required to produce the next eye-catching video that you have in mind. This tutorial convers the following topics:

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Start Your First Video Project

If you are a first-time user, we recommend you start with a new video project to become familiar with the core features:

  • From the middle of the main window, locate the New Project pane
  • Click the button to the right of Projects Folder to define where you want to store the video project
  • Type a name for your video project in the Project Name edit box
  • In Video Mode, which is Automatic by default, set the video resolution and frame rate as desired
  • Click the Start button

You just created a blank project with no files in it. Before adding any media files, let’s learn the main interface and the workflow.

Workspace and Workflow

The main interface is made by several panels, of which three of them are most important:

  • The Playlist panel (on the left) collects all the media files
  • The Timeline panel (at the bottom) is the place you place and edit the media files to build your own video
  • The Preview panel (at the center) shows the work in progress made on the Timeline

Note: the Preview panel offers two mode: Source and Project. The Source option allows you to play individual media files from the Playlist while the Project option is for previewing the Timeline.

Now let’s import some images, videos, and sound files.

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Import Images, Videos and Audios

NeoFilm supports most of the commonly used audio and video formats and popular image formats including BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF, WebP and image sequences. 

There are two ways of adding media files to your video project:

  1. From Source to Playlist
    • From the main menu, click File | Open File… or click the Open File button on the main toolbar
    • Select the media file and click Open to load the content to the Preview pane, which has two tabs at the bottom: Source and Project
    • From the Playlist pane, click the Add (+) button to add the current file to the list
  2. Drag-n-drop
    • Open a File Explorer window and locate your media file
    • Simply drag and drop the media file to the Playlist pane

You can always check the content of a media file by double-clicking it from the Playlist. The selected media will be played in the Preview panel.

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Compose a Video Project

Let’s use the Timeline panel to compose a simple video project. The Timeline panel can contain multiple rows of audio or video tracks, which are visually displayed in rows:

  1. Add a video clip
    • Find a video clip from the Playlist
    • drag-n-drop it to the timeline
  2. Add an audio track
    • Click the hamburger button from the toolbar of the Timeline panel
    • Select Add Audio Track
    • Drag-n-drop an audio clip from the Playlist to the audio track you just added

If you want to add multiple video clips or even images, simply repeat the first step. Voila, you just created your first video project with sound track!

Export Your Video Project

Before exporting your video, don’t forget to save your project by click the Save button from the main menu. Now let’s export the video:

  • Select File | Export Video… or simply click the Export button across the top to open the Export panel
  • On the right column that’s titled Export Help, make sure you select Timeline for the From dropdown menu
  • Click Export File and specify the export file name and folder
  • Click Save to export

Please note:

  1. Don’t close the application as it takes some time to finish the export process
  2. At this stage, don’t be bogged down by the numerous options presented in the Presets column. The default settings is suitable for most users and purposes.

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Product License

NeoFilm is based on the open-source project: Shotcut. Review the product license terms to learn more.