Almost every grand modern computer platform comes up with some kind of video editing feature. If you have been following the whole series of windows 8 for a while, then there are chances that you must have come across the coverage of dozens of video editing tools for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS X. Today, here we are looking forward to the video editing application for Windows 8 that is termed as Cinelab. While not exceptionally feature-laden, the app provides you with the opportunity to edit and merge your video clips into one single seamless file. The output file gets processed and is then converted to MP4 format, and after that it gets saved to the directory of that you choose for saving. The interface appears clean, simple and is quite user friendly, and is completely optimized for Windows 8 PCs and Windows RT tablets.
How To Edit Videos in Windows 8 Free
In order to download Cinelab, you first need to open Store app from the Start Screen and after that highlight the Search Charm. Type ‘Cinelab’ in search and in the end press ‘enter’. From the search results, you are required to select the app and after that click or tap Install.
Once Cinelab is launched, you will be presented with its dark UI. Firstly, the app shows up only a single tile with a small ‘Add Clip‘ button to its right side. If you Click or tap this button, you will be allowed to add additional video clips in form of tiles. The interface also comprises of three more buttons at the bottom that are labeled as Rewind, Play and Review respectively. The Play button starts playback of the selected video as a Live tile, on the other hand Rewind button starts the video from the very start.
In the end, the Review button plays the clip that is selected in Full screen mode. It is must to mention that the app has a drawback and that is, it lacks a seek bar, so you do not have the option to skip the video to a required section while you are experiencing full screen playback.
You have the option to tweak some application-specific settings by simply clicking Settings in Charms Bar, that gets followed by Export Options. You also have the option to make video and audio quality adjustments, also specify average video bit rate in kbps, and not to forget you can toggle Audio Export.
Editing a clip is not a difficult task. The selected clip exhibits a small slider using that you can crop your desired video section. You also have the option to drag a video clip left or right in order to get it adjusted in the sequence of the final clip. Additionally, you can also right-click anywhere on the screen in order to bring up further navigation controls, that appear at the bottom. This contains Clone (to duplicate the selected tile), Select All, Clear Selection, Remove, Undo, Make Movie, New, Load and Save. The Save button allows you to store your project, so you get the chance to pick up the editing from where you left off. Clicking on the ‘Make Movie’ starts the conversion process.
Cinelab is available free of cost at the Windows Store. Anyway, the free version just allows merging up to 7 clips. In order to add more clips, you are required to purchase an in-app Pro license. Testing was conducted on Windows 8 Pro, 64-bit.
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