Nowadays, tech changes our life every moment. With the high technical science, we can use videos to record our wonderful moment instead of sounds, papers. Most videos, streaming music videos you recorded and downloaded are MP4 file.  MP4 is common to be used to video’s format. If you have many such MP4 files, how to edit MP4 videos, or how to make a part of the MP4 video apart to transfer to your portable devices, would be a problem for you. At such times, what you need is an easy-to-use MP4 Editor.

As mentioned, I would recommend a helpful and efficient MP4 (MPEG-4) video editor software to you, which is designed to be easy used for beginners and hobbyists. You can trim, rotate, crop, merge MP4 files, as well as personalize your MP4 videos with rich text, filter and transitions under the Video Editor software. Sharing your creation on YouTube, Facebook, or saving video to any formats you want will never be a hard job for you.

Download Video Editor (free trial):

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Below is a detailed tutorial on how to edit MP4 in Windows (XP/Vista/7/8 included). If you are a Mac user, turn to Mac Video Editor for help.

How to edit MP4 (MPEG-4) files step by step

Step 1: Import MP4 video to the video editor


You can either click “Import” to import files from your computer, or drag and drop files to the User’s Album. All added files will be displayed in thumbnails in the album and you can preview them on the right viewing window. Note that regular photo and audio formats are also well supported for better home movie making.
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Step 2: Edit and personalize MP4 files


And then drag the files to the video track on the Timeline for editing:

  1. Common editing tools including Rotate, Crop, Brightness/Contrast/Saturation adjustment and Fast/Slow, Pitch, Vocice Changing, etc.
  2. On the Timeline, drag and drop to automatically trim video/audio and one click to split video/audio.
  3. You can also add personalized captions to your videos for better video meaning conveying.
  4. Many video effects (more than 70) are also provided to make your videos more personalized and special.

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Step 3: Add scene transitions (Optional)


Click “Transition” tab on the main screen and you will see 50+ scene transition effects are provided. You can drag the one you like to the video on the track to apply. If you particularly like some template, you can add it to favorite so that you can quickly find it later. If you don’t want to choose one by one, you can let the software choose the transition randomly by right clicking and selecting “Random to All” option.

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Step 4: Share your video in various ways


After your editing is finished, click “Create” to save your creation in MP4, or other video format under “Video” tab. If you want to play the edit file on portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, PSP, Xbox, etc., just select the configured preset for your specific model instead. You can also share your video creation on YouTube directly or burn MP4 video to DVD for better video preservation.

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Check out below video tutorial on how to edit MP4 files step by step:

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