A MOV editor for the whole internet

MOV video files are great, if your audience has installed a player for MOV, like Apple’s QuickTime. If they haven’t — that’s their problem! Fools. Unfortunately, most social media platforms won’t accept this robust video format either. So a good MOV editor should double as a video converter. With Descript, you can edit MOV files (and many more) and export them as MP4s — which will play anywhere — for free.

Edit MOVs with Descript

While iMovie is free software for editing MOV files, it’s only available for Macs, iPads, and iPhones. If you’re looking for free online video editors to work with multiple formats, Descript has a host of editing functions that work with footage from almost any file format.

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How to edit MOV files for social media

Step 1

Create your project then upload your MOV files to the workstation by dragging and dropping or clicking “upload.” Feel free to merge other kinds of video clips (AVI, WMV, MPG, MKV, etc.) into your project, too.

Step 2

Trim your video by editing the (auto-generated) transcript. Use Descript’s video editing tools to add transitions, keyframe animations, shapes, or captions. Make those captions jump off the screen with animated text and the colors you choose, or upload your brand’s fonts.

Step 3

Once you’re finished editing, just hit the share button in the top right corner. You can export your file as an MP4 or even upload it directly to YouTube.

Edit MOVs with Descript

While iMovie is free software for editing MOV files, it’s only available for Macs, iPads, and iPhones. If you’re looking for free online video editors to work with multiple formats, Descript has a host of editing functions that work with footage from almost any file format.

Download the app →

Edit like a pro with Descript

Non-destructive

When you convert your MOV file for social media, you might have to resize, change the aspect ratio, and cut tons of footage. That can be difficult; films are like your babies, and it’s hard to cut them into pieces. But don’t worry, you’ll get used to it, and even come to enjoy dismembering your babies. Plus, if you want to undo any edits, Descript is a non-destructive editor — your original MOV file will be preserved in Descript.

Multitrack

You can create engaging video effects when you overlay multiple video clips and audio files on the timeline. You can toggle opacity, position, and dynamics to create shifting audio-visual hierarchies that will keep your audience interested.

Easy-to-use

Descript’s script editing interface is perfect for beginners and professionals looking to streamline their workflow. Clean up dead space and search for the exact moment you want to edit.

How Studio Sound works

Why should I work with MOV videos?

A basic tenet of video editing is to edit with the best quality video files. Whenever you use a video editor, even just for its video cutter capabilities, you compress the file in the export process by running it through a codec (coder/decoder). MOV files are particularly high-quality video files to start with, which will help ensure your export looks as good as possible.

Why should I convert MOV to an MP4 format?

MOV video files play best on Apple’s QuickTime player. While you can use other open-source applications like the VLC media player, it can get progressively unreliable. Make sure your apps are updated when using non-Apple devices, like Microsoft Windows and Android. That’s why a good MOV video editor should be able to export it for other file formats.

Can you edit MOV files for free?

You can Descript’s free video editing software for MOV conversion to MP4 with unlimited exports and your first three hours of transcription. Subscribe to the $12/month Creator or $24/Month Pro packages for 10 and 30 hours of transcription a month, respectively, along with watermark-free exports. Contact us, and we’ll negotiate pricing for the Enterprise package, including a dedicated account representative, onboarding, and training.

How do I get Studio Sound?

You can use the tool at the top of this page — but it only works on 5 minutes or less of audio. To use it on audio or a video file of any length, download the Descript app for free. Studio Sound is available on all accounts, even our free account.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.