In Wondershare Filmii you have the option of creating quickly using smart templates that automate certain parts of the editing process. A smart template will trim your clips and apply video effects such as titles, motion graphics, and transitions. We call this process Auto Creation.
After you make a video using this process, you’ll be able to either export it or make manual changes.
Here’s how Auto Creation works.
To get to the Auto Creation interface you’ll need to choose a template in the start-up screen of Filmii and click Use This Template.
Here’s what’s in the Auto Creation interface:
Import Media: when you start a new video you’ll see a big open space where you can start adding your video clips and images. You can click to open your File Explorer and choose your media, or you can drag files into this drop zone. You can add more than one file at a time just by selecting more than one in the file explorer or before dragging your files.
Filmii supports various formats, you can check the tech specs page to get the full list.
Back to Media: click here if you want to go back and choose a different template or start from scratch and create in Advanced Editing mode without a template.
Timeline: once you’ve imported your media you’ll be able to drag and drop it into this space to include it in your new video. You can change the order of clips and images in the timeline by dragging them.
Auto Create: once you’ve finished ordering your clips and images, click here and Filmii will start trimming and applying effects using your smart template.
Auto Create is the button you click to create a video using your clips and images combined with the smart template you chose.
Step 1: Import your clips and images.
Step 2: Drag and drop your clips and images into the timeline and then drag them into the order you want them to appear in your video. You will need to have at least 3 pieces of media in the timeline in order to continue.
Step 3: Click Auto Create to make your video.
Step 4: Auto Create will trim your clips down to the best parts, apply transitions between your clips and images, add titles, and apply effects like motion elements. This might take a few moments.
Step 5: Once the Auto Create process is complete you can preview your video and either export it or make some changes in the Quick Edit interface. If you have more substantial changes you want to make, you can even enter Advanced Editing mode.
Quick Edit mode is an editing interface you’ll be taken to after the Auto Create process is complete. From here, you can make simple changes to the video that has been created automatically to make it more personal or correct issues you see when you watch it back.
Here’s what you can do in Quick Edit mode:
Edit Text: many templates will apply titles and other text effects. You can change what these messages say in Quick Edit by watching the video preview up until the text shows up and then typing your message into the text box that appears in the right of the interface.
Rotate Media: select the clip or image you want to rotate in the progress bar below the video preview. Hover your cursor over the progress bar and you will see a small menu that includes icons that look like rectangles with small curved arrows. These icons will allow you to rotate your clips and images.
Delete Media: select the clip or image you want to delete in the progress bar below the video preview. Hover your cursor over the progress bar and you will see a trashcan icon you can use to remove a the media from your video.
Undo / Redo: when you make changes you can use the Undo icon to undo those changes, or the Redo icon to bring back changes you’ve undone.
Describe what can be changed in the quick edit mode, like title and credits, remove unwanted parts, undos, etc. If you’re OK with the results, you can export directly, or try Advanced Editing for further editing.
Export: if you’re satisfied with how your video looks you can click the Export button in the bottom right corner.
Go to Advanced Editing: near the Export button you’ll see an Advanced Editing option. Clicking on this will take you to the full editing timeline where you’ll be able to cut, color correct, add effects (transitions, titles, motion elements, filters, etc.), edit the properties of effects, and more. You won’t be able to come back to Quick Edit mode once you go to Advanced Editing.