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Wondershare Filmora 13 reviewed: more upgrades and more power for editors

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Wondershare’s Filmora 13 has piled on the AI toolsets and has a host of new features that now make it a potential professional editing option for the first time.

Developer Wondershare has launched Filmora 13, the latest edition of its editing platform. We had previously discussed Wondershare’s product in our round-up of AI editing platforms. However, Wondershare has upgraded its platform, adding various new features that promise to improve productivity and inspire creativity. So, let’s take a look at Filmora 13 and the new and improved editing capabilities it offers. 

To use the application, users must download Filmora 13 on their device. Wondershare provides support for Windows, MacOS, Android, and iPhone. The application itself is not storage intensive, measuring at around 1.16GB upon download. However, the majority of the stock assets, overlays, and templates must be downloaded, so this might increase the overall storage needed to run it. 

AI tools aren't particularly new to Wondershare Filmora. Previous versions, such as Filmora 11 or 12, included basic AI editing tools such as Auto Reframe, Motion Tracking, AI Copywriting, and Remove Video Background. However, the new update improves upon the existing AI tools with an emphasis on efficiency and creativity, so let’s take a look at some of the new features users can expect to see on Filmora 13.

New AI features

AI Copilot editing

filmora copilot

For beginners and first-time editors, this feature is by far the most important. The copilot editor is a text-based AI chatbot that can offer instant support on how to achieve a particular effect. All users need to do is ask a question, and the AI chatbot will explain the process of creating the effect. With this tool, first-time users don’t need to spend time googling questions or watching videos to learn new editing skills. With AI Copilot Editing, navigating the platform becomes easier, and Wondershare’s knowledge base is much more accessible. 

AI Music Generator

filmora audio

The AI music generator is an automated system that creates royalty-free background music. Filmora 13’s solution eliminates the need to search and download soundtracks from third-party websites.

When generating their soundtrack, users can select the mood and duration they desire. They can also plug in how many results they want Filmora 13 to generate and only download the soundtracks they intend to use. 

AI Text-Based Editing

filmora tbe

Text-based editing is a new addition to many editing platforms. It allows the users to transcribe their video and audio into a text-based format. Instead of repeatedly scrubbing through the timeline to shorten pauses and delete blemishes, text-based editing allows users to edit the video based on the transcript. This eliminates the very tedious task of having to clean up dialogue in videos, enabling a much more efficient editing workflow.

AI Smart Cutout

filmora smart cutout

Masking is a vital process for any video editor. However, masking can be very tiresome and time-consuming as editors must go frame by frame to highlight specific objects or people within the video clip. With the AI Smart Cutout tool, Filmora 13 does the heavy lifting. The platform automatically analyzes, identifies, and isolates the selected area of the video clip, allowing the editors to focus on improving the creative elements of the video. 

Wondershare Filmora: an excellent beginner platform

Filmora 13 is an excellent platform for beginners with minimal experience. The user interface is easy to navigate and offers support (through the AI copilot) to edit content quickly. The generative AI features such as AI music generation, AI image generation, and text-based editing workflows simplify key processes that would otherwise require a lot of time, effort, and technical knowledge. Like its predecessors, Filmora 13 offers an extensive library of stock footage, effects, overlays, transitions, and more. It also has easy-to-use templates that can remove the guesswork for content creators who need to create a video quickly.

Compared to the previous versions, Filmora 13’s upgrades also make it enticing for professional editors. Editors need to be precise in their editing, and tools such as Keyframe Graph Editor or Pro Video Scopes (RBG waveform monitors or vectorscopes) remove the guesswork from animation and color correction. Other additions, such as the dropping markers or compounding clips, are also significant. These tools are standard in most industry-grade editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro), and most editors use them regularly as part of their workflow. The addition of these tools opens up the pathway for professional editors to also use the platform regularly.

It is important to note that while Filmora 13 offers many interesting AI tools, there are some flaws. The generative AI tools, in particular, require a lot of trial and error before users can settle on a soundtrack or image that suits their needs. The presets used to generate the media could be more specific, allowing users to hone in on their vision. However, the current options are limited, so the result of each attempt may vary. Furthermore, generating AI content requires credits, so subscribers of the free and perpetual plans will eventually need to spend more money to use these AI tools.

Overall, Wondershare Filmora is moving in the right direction. With Filmora 13, the platform remains user-friendly for beginners but can cater to professional video editors as well. As promised, many of the tools listed above not only impact productivity but also offer creative assistance. As a result, Filmora is helping break down the barriers of content creation, making it far more accessible to all types of people.

Wondershare Filmora pricing

For individuals, Wondershare offers four pricing options for Filmora 13. They are as follows: 

  • Free Edition: This plan includes only 100 Filmora AI credits and does not offer cloud storage capabilities. All exports will also have a Wondershare Filmora watermark. 
  • Cross Platform Quarterly Plan: Priced at $29.99 per quarter, it includes unlimited Filmora AI credits and 1GB of cloud storage. 
  • Cross Platform Annual Plan: Priced at $49.99 per year, it includes unlimited Filmora AI credits and 1GB of cloud storage. 
  • Perpetual Plan: Priced at $79.99, this plan offers 2000 credits and 1GB of cloud storage upon purchase. Unlike the subscription-based plans mentioned above, Filmora will not update automatically when new versions or software updates are announced. 


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