Top 5 Best FLV Editors: Done in a Flash
The. flv format is not as commonplace as, say MP4 or MP3. But that doesn’t mean content isn’t generated in this digital container.
Because it is! And this is why FLV editing solutions are needed to polish the output and craft beautiful symphonies of colour and sound. For those who are wondering about the .flv extension, it is appended to media content that’s streamed with the help of the Adobe Flash Player.
5 Best FLV Editors on the Market:
Option #1: Movavi Video Editor
One look at the Movavi interface and you can make out of it as specially created for amateur content producers. Even though Movavi comes with a host of powerful features like:
- Glitch free direct-to-YouTube export
- Import and export of multimedia content in more than 30 common (and less frequently used) formats
- On the fly webcam, microphone and screenshare recording
- Dozens of drag and drop filters, transitions and captions that can be used together to create movie screen-like effects
- One-click deletion of unwanted effects
It is still extremely intuitive in its navigation.
The various option panels are highlighted and become active based on the type of editing you wish to do. If you’re looking to use the basic icon-based functionalities of cropping, trimming and adjusting reel speed, the bar above the timeline is the centre of attention.
If you are seeking advanced enhancements, the menu offering Chroma key (green screen substitution) and stabilization comes forward.
Option #2: Any Video Converter (Free)
Any Video Converter (AVC) packs a massive punch. Because it is capable of not only converting and editing media files, it is also a “lossless” conversion tool because it compresses videos using the highest HEVC/H.265 coding efficiency.
This means that at the same bit-rate of rendering, your files can become half their size.
Moreover, AVC also rips CDs and extracts audio from content.
It goes without saying that when so many functionalities are offered by the same tool, robustness in a particular department is difficult to come by.
While the AVC can join several FLV files together, trim the final output and apply basic filters, it is nowhere near as comprehensive or visually attractive as some of the other names in this list.
Option #3: FLV Video Editor Pro
The FLV Video Editor Pro has a distinctively Windows Movie Maker like feel. It looks and behaves like the class of software solutions which hit the market before the Instagram-like interface became the rage.
The icons are clunky and there is a lack of fluidity when it comes to how various tools tie together to create the full package.
However, with the FLV Editor Pro you can:
- Work with large .flv files. This is what the software is built to tackle.
- Join multiple .flv files to create a single output, without recoding.
- Apply filters and effects. You can also add captions, logos and watermarks.
- Create still image sequences from FLV videos to help you choose thumbnails or add images to your output file.
- Handle copyright issues with the Resource Manager.
- Track edits and changes across two screens – one where the original file can be played and one where the tweaked version is run.
Option #4: Filmora
Filmora is an offering by Wondershare and doesn’t disappoint with its interface or its selection of features.
It handles FLV files with ease and gives users the option to tweak them in two modes – the easy mode which is for montages, and the full feature mode that reveals all the filters, transitions and effects you can apply to the content.
But the free version of Filmora comes with serious restrictions. Exported videos have a banner across the middle which render efforts futile unless you upgrade to the paid tool.
Option #5: VSDC Free Video Editor
Given the fact that VSDC is a free tool, the tricks it comes with are impressive. But is it a solution that can be learnt, loved and used by beginners? Not really!
Basic editing options are considered an after-thought in the VSDC world.
If you’re looking to correct colour, transform objects, apply pro transition effects, activate sub-pixel accuracy for better, more life like animations or create custom masks to hide or blur video elements, then VSDC is the platform for you.
But if you want to rapidly join several snippets together and obtain the output without fuss, you will be hindered by the buttons and menus getting smaller with every added file.
FLV files are a less common form of digital content.
But fear not, the tools we’ve listed here cover the whole spectrum of solutions – from the simple, social media like platforms to the more advanced options which require editing chops for optimal use.