How to Edit Videos on an HP Laptop?

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On your HP laptop, you may edit videos in a very efficient way. This is a pretty basic task that may appear difficult to many people, but it isn't, You have multiple options that allow you to edit videos on your HP laptop, You can either use third-party software or use HP Media Smart software; Let’s get a closer look at those options.

Third-party software to edit videos on an HP laptop

Easy Video Maker

How to Edit Videos on an HP Laptop?

It’s an easy-to-use video editing software; Easy Video Maker, covers all video editing features while also being the most user-friendly. It's designed to be used by anybody, but especially beginners.

You don't need any prior experience with video editing. So, if you're a beginner video editor, this is a good option.

OpenShot video editor

OpenShot video editor

OpenShot Video Editor is an award-winning free and open-source video editor.

It’s very good for beginners as well.

HP MediaSmart Software Home Video.

HP MediaSmart Software Home Video.

HP laptops and desktop PCs come with MediaSmart, a tool that allows users to access and edit music, audio, photo albums, and movies. This is an easy option to edit Videos on an HP Laptop.

This is a basic editor for organizing home videos, adding effects, creating a movie, and instantly uploading or sharing videos to YouTube.

You can edit videos by following these steps:

·         Install and open the video

·         If you don't have MediaSmart installed on your laptop, you can download it from the internet.

·         On your HP laptop, open MediaSmart and click the "home video" icon in the task bar. Select your video from its location on your computer to import by clicking "Make Movie" at the bottom of the screen, or click "Webcam" at the bottom of the screen to record your video on the spot by clicking "Webcam."

·         Click "Next" after dragging and dropping the video segments into the proper order. To choose a style for your video, go to "Style" and select one from the MediaSmart templates.

Making and Editing on an HP Laptop

·         Select the videos and clips you wish to edit and add them to your editing timeline.

·         Include all of the videos you want to edit in the list.

·         Select the Videos list panel of HP MediaSmart Home on the right side.

·         Drag and arrange the videos in the order you like, and then click on the Next button.

·         You can add visual effects or more features to your videos, like voiceovers, music, and then preview them to see your content.


To trim the duration and start and stop points of your video, click and drag the tabs on either side of the timeline. Adjust the sections of your home video on the home screen, then trim the clips with your mouse using the crop and trim option in the editing tools.


 To rotate your movie and correct shakiness, click "Fix." By manually rotating the movies from their corner, you may turn them in different orientation angles, indicating the degree of angle to alter and rotate. Select your video, then click Edit, and then Rotate Right.

Adjusting Lighting

With the built-in auto-fix lighting tool, you may adjust the video's lighting and contrast. You can change it to a specific level either automatically or manually.

Shaky videos

Use the Auto Stabilization tool to fix the shaky videos from your mobile and camera, and you can edit their visual effects as well from the effects tab.

Adding a song

Select a song from your computer to use as a soundtrack for your movie by clicking music.

Adding a Voice Over

You can use a microphone to record your own voice with certain clips to use as a voice-over to introduce your movie and describe its contents.


Finally, you may check the output of the modified movie to ensure that it is complete with all of the editing. Click "Preview" to see your video, then select an output format from the right-hand window (MPEG-2, WMV large or small). Choose "Upload to YouTube" as another option. When you're finished, click "Next" to save or submit your video.

And voila, you are all set. Editing Videos on an HP Laptop is super easy. You can use the HP preloaded software, MediaSmart, or a third-party software like Easy Video Maker or editor.

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