Friday, May 3, 2019

How to Add Cinematic Bars in Movavi Video Editor

Movavi Video Editor has been one of my favorite video editing software in the past few years. I've used several different video editors since I started creating videos many years ago. Some of the big names include Adobe, Camtasia, Hitfilm and others.

Generally-speaking, video editing is a very broad term and the type of video editing software that you use will really depend on the types of videos you create.

In my case, I create simple and straightforward tutorial-type videos. So for the types of videos that I create, Movavi video editor works great for me. It's not as fancy as the bigger names, but it has a very simplistic user-interface and is simple to learn and use. That being said, it is robust enough to create different types of videos and packed with many different features.

Anyway, this blog post is not meant to be a Movavi video editor review. I will be creating an in-depth review separately, but I have already created a Movavi Video Review. In this blog post, I will focus on showing you How to Add Cinematic Bars in Movavi Video Editor.

There are several ways to add cinematic black bars to a video in Movavi. I will show you the easiest way, that I know. And that is by using a cinematic bars PNG image template. And if you're here to download the templates, you will find the download links, at the end of this blog post.

So here are the basic steps involved in adding cinematic bars to a video:

  1. Add your main video(s) to the main video track in Movavi;
  2. Import the cinematic image template on a separate track (over-top of the main video);
  3. Adjust the position of the template and stretch the image to fit the duration of the video(s);
  4. In the preview section, use the drop-down menu, choose Cover, and click Apply;
  5. and finally, render the video using the Render button.

You can download the cinematic bars PNG image templates below. You will find two templates: one one with 1280x720; and the other with 1920x1080 dimensions. So depending on the dimension of your main video, use the respective template.

I've created a video review on the Movavi Video Suite as well as a whole bunch of Movavi Video Tutorials on my YouTube channel. If you have a request for any specific tutorial, please feel free to request it and I will do my best to create it.

Also, if you don't yet have Movavi Video Editor, you can get up to 30% discount. Check the links below to avail of these special prices. The 30% offer is for a limited time:

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by and happy editing!

AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER: If you use the links above to purchase any of the Movavi products. I may earn a commission as an affiliate marketer from reputable companies like Avangate, Amazon, JVZoo and the like. This recommendation and review is based on my firsthand experience using the mentioned products myself.

CREDITS: Movavi logo and screenshots are copyright protected used with permission | Any images, graphics, video clips used in this video belong to Anthony Godinho or are licensed for commercial purposes and used with permission | Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries | Video Created Using BSR Screen Recorder 6.0 (commercial use rights) | Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners | Video Produced by Anthony Godinho, Internet Marketer, YouTube Partner & Blogger


  1. This is a great tutorial AJ, it's very informative. Those who are into making videos will benefit a lot from this. On the other hand, I would have to learn HOW TO make a video first. Thank you for sharing this helpful tutorial.

    Wishing you a Happy Sunday!

  2. Thanks much's appreciated! Video creation is not that difficult to learn. The basic type of videos are easy to create. And nowadays you get video apps with which you can create videos using pre-made templates. Anyway, if you ever want to learn how to create videos, I'd be happy to help. Thanks for stopping by and yo have a blessed Sunday as well!