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Best Video Editing App for Android (2019 Review!)

August 6, 2019

– Here’s our round up of
the best video editors for Android right now, including a review of the leading options and
our top pick for which one takes the title of best
video editing app on Android. (upbeat music) Hey, it’s Justin Brown
here from Primal Video, where we help you amplify your business and brand with video. If you’re new here, make sure you hit that subscribe button and all the links to everything
we mention in this video, you can find the link in
the description box below. So, let’s jump in to it. Okay, so there’s hopes
of options out there, you’ve got things like Adobe
Clip, Quik, PowerDirector, InShot, KineMaster, YouCut,
ActionDirector, Wevideo, and VivaVideo and we’ve put them through their paces. But the biggest thing
you’ll find is that most of the apps out there, aren’t
really video editing apps, they’ll let you maybe trim
off the start or the end of the clip and maybe throw a
filter on or it’s completely theme-based or template-based,
where you don’t even get to control the edit, you
just tell it which clips you’d like to include and it’ll go ahead and cut something for you. That’s not really video editing,
but the apps our shortlist, the ones that we’re about to
cover are standout editing apps that will actually let you
edit your videos and have full control over them just like you
would on a desktop computer. So, from all of those,
our shortlist is made up of InShot, KineMAster and PowerDirector. Now before to our top pick
list, take a look at each one of these in a little bit more detail. InShot is a super easy
to use, really intuitive video editing app and that’s something that was really surprising to me,
just how powerful it is and how easy it is to use. It’s probably the fastest
app out there to be able to edit your videos down really quickly, but we’re talking simple edits here, not really, really advanced edits. It’s got really great color
correction options and filters and things that you can
apply across your video and it supports all the
major video sizes or formats, making it perfect for
creating social media content. It’s also said the app
itself, the overall interface is really really intuitive and
easy to use and it’s actually totally unlike any of the
other more professional video editing applications. This is definitely on the simpler end and the more basic end, but
it’s still for what it is, it’s really really powerful. It doesn’t have all the extra
fancy features and things like, support for multiple
video layers or multiple audio layers, there’s no
advanced video or audio editing features like that
you find in KineMaster and PowerDirector, but I really
think the focus for this app isn’t on those more advanced
longer form pieces of content, this is more around short,
sharp, social media post, really, it’ll be prefect for that, and the app itself is free,
but there are ads in it, there are ads while you’re editing that appear on the side of the timeline area, but also, before you go to do things like, save your video out. Now, if you do wait for that
ad to play before you save out your video, then your video
is gonna be exported without any watermarks or branding, but obviously, you can
pay to remove all the ads and if you’re gonna be using
this a lot or you gonna be using this for business,
then I definitely think it would be worthwhile. So, there’s three pricing
options you’ve got when it comes to upgrading to pro version, you can pay a one time fee of around $43 and that will give you access
to the pro version for life. You can also pay monthly,
$4.39 or $13.99 per year to get access to the pro
version on a subscribtion basis. So, overall I think InShot
is a great option for someone who just wants to
make really simple edits, but still have a lot of
features and things in there to be able to do it and
do it fast and do it well, and also for someone that’s
creating different versions of their videos for different
social media platforms, you’d be able to do that
really well in here, but if you’re someone that
wants more control over your editing and more ability
to get more creative in the process, then this probably isn’t the right fit for you. The next app on the
shortlist is KineMaster, which is, again, another
really really east to use yet, so much more powerful video editing app. The interface is really
intuitive and really easy to find everything and it’s definitely
not gonna be overwhelming. It’s got a really great
feature set and there’s lots of advanced controls in here, things like advanced audio
control and advanced effects, support for multiple video layers and multiple audio layers as well. There’s also some really
powerful cutting and trimming tools in there, things, again,
that you really only see in more professional video
editing software that they’ve got in here as well. Things that are gonna make
it much faster for you to edit your content down,
so it’s gonna be perfect if you’re gonna be working
with longer form video content and shorter content as well, but specifically with the longer content, these are the tools here to
help you cut that down fast. It also supports a large
range of file types, so if you’re gonna be bringing
footage from other cameras or other devices, there’s
a good chance that they’re gonna work inside of KineMaster
straight out of the box. There’s also support for editing and exporting 4K video files too. The app itself does have in-app
purchases, so you can buy extra transitions, effects
and titles and those sorts of things and there’s also an
iOS version of this as well. So, if you’re someone
that has a mix of devices, some Android, some iOS, then
you can actually get the same app and have the same
experience on both of those. Some of the down sides or some
of the areas that KineMaster could probably improve
on, would be things like the color-correction, it’s got
really basic color-correction tools, but they’re definitely
not great and they’re definitely not in par with what you get in something
like PowerDirector, and it also does support
different video sizes and formats, but once you’ve select your
size and you’ve started to create your video, you
actually can’t swap between them once your project is started. The free version of KineMaster
does have a watermark or branding on it when you
go to export your video, but you can pay to remove
that and any ads that are in the app, paying either
around $5.20 per month or around $42 for the year
to be able to remove those. But really, again, considering
what you’re getting access to, this seems like
an absolute no-brainer for someone that’s serious
about creating videos on their Android device. So, KineMaster then, would
be a great option for someone either beginner or right
through to advanced, that wants more advanced editing features and more control over their editing. And the third one on the
shortlist, was PowerDirector, this app has been the overall
winner in the last few times that we’ve done videos like this, and once again, it’s another
really powerful video editing app on Android
with an interface that is surprisingly really simple and really easy and intuitive to use. I know I’m saying this a
lot but this is part of why these apps were shortlisted,
as well, it’s features and usability and all of
these apps have those. So, once again, even if
you’re an absolute beginner, it’s gonna be really easy
to jump into PowerDirector, easy to find everything and
to get up and editing fast. PowerDirector has really
great file compatibility to it and it again, supports 4K videos and if you’re gonna be
shooting on other cameras, then it’s highly likely that
those video files are gonna work straight out of the
box editing on PowerDirector without the need to convert them. Like KineMaster, it also
supports multiple tracks of video and audio, and you’ve also got the option
again with in-app purchases to purchase things like
extra transitions, and titles and effects and all those sorts of things, but I do wanna say that the
effects and the transitions inside of PowerDirector and
even the titles inside of there, the presets are actually
really, really amazing and there’s a lot options in there. PowerDirector also has descent
color-correction tools, which was something that
was lacking in KineMaster. And it also links with the
PC version of PowerDirector. So, if you’re a PC user and
you’ve got PowerDirector on your PC, you can start your
edit on your Android device using this app and then
you can transfer to your PC and finish editing over there. And just the same as with
KineMaster, PowerDirector does support different video
sizes and different formats, but once you’ve actually
started editing your project, you can’t switch between them. So, if you start out editing
your video down for Youtube and then decide that it’s
gonna be better off on something like Instagram stories and you wanna convert it from widescreen to portrait,
then that’s something that is gonna be rather difficult
to do without starting over or exporting it all and
importing it back in. Now, while this definitely
isn’t a deal breaker, it is a little annoying,
especially when you see how easy it is to do that
in an app like InShot, but you can convert and switch
between the different formats as you go, it’s a little
annoying that PowerDirector and KineMaster don’t have that. So, in regards to the cost,
there is a free version, but again, it’s got a watermark
on it and you’re actually limited to your exports to
720P, so you can’t export 1080 or 4K with the free version. To remove the watermark and
unlock all the features, you can either pay around $7.50 per month, or you got the option
for three months access for around $5 per month, or
you can pay for 12 months access for around $53 per year. Alright, so from all of this,
if we had to pick a winner, the number one app for me right now, is gonna go to PowerDirector. It’s stable, it’s fast, it’s powerful, it supports the multiple video layers, the multiple audio layers, there’s great control over
your color correction, there’s really precise
editing tools in there, there’s a good range of
supported file types, there’s 4K video editing, it
really is the complete solution for video editing on Android. It’s easy if you’re an
absolute beginner to get up to speed in here, or if you’re
more advanced and looking for those more advanced features, then they’re in here as well. It’s also what I
currently use to edit down Instagram stories as well,
which we got a tutorial and I’ll link that up in the cards. So now that you’ve got
your Android video editing apps sorted, if you’re
looking to improve your video editing and you’re
looking for the most efficient, most effective way to edit
your videos down without any wasted time or any re-work,
then check out the link on screen now to our free
PDF guide which will take you through the ultimate
video editing process. And I’ll see you soon.


  • Reply Aditya' fun gaming June 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Tnx for information

  • Reply Edufia Abla June 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Wow any beginner out there.

  • Reply Savage player June 22, 2019 at 4:33 am


  • Reply SMT4 Productions June 23, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Free Kinemaster: Can use 2 video layers
    Free PowerDirector: Cam use 1 video layer and one picture layer

    I know this by just looking at my videos here on youtube tbh

  • Reply Hydra Fortnite June 24, 2019 at 3:42 pm


  • Reply ThatOneKidThatsNotFunny June 25, 2019 at 5:40 am

    How come my 1987 landlind wont work?

  • Reply Epic Games And Creations EGAC June 25, 2019 at 7:56 am

    I have downloaded VivaVideo PRO

  • Reply xd Brxtz June 25, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    I use inshot to edit all my gaming videos check out my channel to see how it looks

  • Reply Rida Ahmad June 25, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    This is the first time i see a 1440p video omg

  • Reply Doctor Mhlengie June 25, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Is it possible to edit videos taken with a camera (canon200d) on your Android?

  • Reply David LiCalzi June 26, 2019 at 2:51 am

    I started off with PowerDirector, then I moved onto KineMaster. KineMaster is just way better than PowerDirector. Check out the channel "Cinou" to learn more about it.

  • Reply lucky me lucky you June 27, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    The question is:
    What is your editor?

  • Reply PhyZeik June 27, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    All I want is to crop a video and all these garbage apps have a pay system.

  • Reply EyeWokenessNews June 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Kinemaster, PowerDirector

  • Reply EyeWokenessNews June 27, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Filmora Go

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    Nice app and nice you

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    thaks bto😍😍😍

  • Reply Aki Nara June 29, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I hate Programs who charge you yearly etc. I prefer buying once and using for life.

  • Reply iNayr June 30, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Which is the best?????

  • Reply Chocolate Mochi July 1, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Really helpful

  • Reply error is interfering July 1, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Thaank you soooo much

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    I'm trying start a YouTube channel

  • Reply Czyrene Louise Dalisay July 2, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Guys do you know a video editing app that can play differnt video(2videos)in a single.

  • Reply Lucifer Sam July 3, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Are there any video editing apps in which you can just buy it one time without having to pay a subscription? Or should I just get Adobe Elements for PC.? You only pay for it once!

  • Reply TNB BoyMer July 3, 2019 at 8:39 am


  • Reply Miro P. Slavin July 3, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I do agree with the final choice of power director. I use it almost daily for 3 years. although so far I would say almost nothing bad about it recently I have tried something that destroyed my view point on the editing process. I was shocked to see how beautiful and dinamic movies come out of DJI editors. What DJI did is kind of movie editor with some underlying rhythm just like in music. Instead of simple traditional transitions, clips slowdown or speed up for the transition moment, some crazy stuff goes on. I was ashamed of my "professional editing" when I have seen what DJI did in automatic mode.
    What I think at the moment is that Power director is my choice for "professional editing" when you want to have full control. But power director must see that we have 2020 just in a moment and not 2005. Times changed and we can't continue the same transitions as our grandpa's were using. We need fresh rythm

  • Reply G KICKS July 3, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    I use inshot,film maker,and Viva video…

  • Reply TAEVEON SO AWESOME July 4, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Wait i have an iphone and i know how to edit so why am i watching this.

  • Reply YouDookieInTheStreets July 4, 2019 at 11:38 pm


  • Reply Pexalt July 6, 2019 at 4:32 am

    What about Alight Motion

  • Reply Jimins Jams finally Found July 7, 2019 at 9:14 am

    This helped me so much thanks

  • Reply DailyGaming YT July 7, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Youcut is good! I hate inshot

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  • Reply Mohamed Baizid July 7, 2019 at 6:12 pm

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  • Reply babyblade July 8, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    I'm trying to add gifs over my videos

  • Reply suckonsomepickles July 8, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    I need advance editing apps anybody know any that are good?

  • Reply pius prakoso July 9, 2019 at 1:07 pm

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  • Reply RedYoshiBoy July 10, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Mymovie defines

  • Reply MegaInspire Life July 11, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks so much! I really needed this. You saved me of time and got a new sub😁

  • Reply Tech Hacks July 11, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    This guy is awesome he inspired me start my own channel you can check it out

  • Reply Michael de santa July 11, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks man

  • Reply frits Pug July 12, 2019 at 8:20 am

    When i was at the iPhone side, i could Just got iMovie and then i didn't have watermarks, now that i switched to android two days ago, i dont like that all the videoeditior's have watermarks, only if you pay, you Will dont get them. That makes me also a bit angry, but you have done a good video. But i cant use The video editiors….

  • Reply Tiana Jones July 12, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Please which app did u use to edit this video?

  • Reply Basic July 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm


  • Reply _BieomY _ July 12, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    What about cute cut?

  • Reply Odin Munns July 12, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    If you want to get the water mark gone on kinemaster then you just have to shrink the video down then crop it with you cut😀

  • Reply Pink Flowers July 13, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Thanks I have in shot now I could create my own videos 🙂

  • Reply Jade Peterson July 13, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Thank you. I used inshots for one of my vids and it worked great, the only down side for me was the watermark. I'm about to try one of your other options 👏👏👏

  • Reply Texting Stories July 14, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    I recommend Quik! It's so good.

  • Reply Goodness zwivhuya July 16, 2019 at 9:45 am

    I use kinemaster at first I did not understand how it works so I watched the tutorial and I can gladly say I am getting the hang of it

  • Reply Kivawn Jenkins July 17, 2019 at 2:34 am

    What's a good slow motion app for android's?

  • Reply it's Chantel July 17, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    I don't recommend viva video I spent hours trying to edit my video and trimming and I need VIP to UPLOAD

  • Reply [K2]ツOwOTMツ July 17, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I'm just here to make memes lmfao who else

  • Reply Mr_onXonnn_ July 18, 2019 at 10:50 am

    is it me or kimimaster fast forward is so laggy?

  • Reply Xairi July 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    how phone can render and edit 4k video flowlessly but normal laptop or pc struggle to keep up? did software and hardware company make it that way for supply and demand purposed?

  • Reply Sherry July 18, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Kinn ehh master??
    No its good ol' Kaieeen maasterr

  • Reply Gleneth Golobs July 19, 2019 at 3:57 am

    I Can't overlay video using kenimaster 😭😭😭😭

  • Reply xxtoxic _reaper72 July 19, 2019 at 5:32 am

    I recommed inshot to put videos or pics together and then use noizz to add effects and music

  • Reply Raj Vaghela July 19, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Nice Video

  • Reply Cindy J July 20, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I use InShot for editing. I thought I was the only one. Lol. Since it's main purpose was to make vids/pics square for Instagram, I thought I was on to something using it as a video editor. 😂

  • Reply WhinyDogFish July 20, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    If they have in app purchases just lucky patcher it smh.

  • Reply King Nations July 21, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    What about power director and kinemaster

  • Reply like what July 22, 2019 at 7:42 am

    You forgot about cute cut

  • Reply Murphy Ryland July 22, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Thanks so much! I found this super helpful 🙂

  • Reply Geo Gaming July 22, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Kinemaster is just very op and there are no ads. I can do this video again on kinemaster

  • Reply Beshiee waps July 22, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Great Video 😃

  • Reply Omid Nazi July 23, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Thank you for your YouTube video this one was really very helpful at this time and moment 😊

  • Reply TheRealAJ1k July 23, 2019 at 4:32 am

    So which one's the best?

  • Reply Pekymeky Chan July 23, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Who else is here to edit gacha videos?

  • Reply BlueDragon July 24, 2019 at 1:44 am

    I like more I movie

  • Reply Oompa Boi July 24, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Guys try Noizz

  • Reply Joe zhou July 24, 2019 at 9:11 am

    those apps are difficult to use, not suitable for rookies.

  • Reply King of Hart July 24, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Great information I plan on using these to take my channel up a notch

  • Reply Katia En Miami July 25, 2019 at 12:56 am

    HI! Thanks for your video. I have been using power director for quite some time. I have a problem finding the order in which the clips for a whole video were taken. They are disorganised and placed in two rows which makes it difficult for me to find which one goes first. Can you please make a video about it?

  • Reply Ildefonso Martinez July 25, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Would you still recommend Cute Cut PRO for android?

  • Reply R E N V O July 25, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Kimemaster won't edit my video I can't select before I use Kimemaster but now I cant

  • Reply WoWFactor July 26, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I use Kinemaster. It's the way to go.

  • Reply Crafter Blox July 27, 2019 at 8:28 am

    I'm just here trying to figure out how to edit gifs and post them on my what'sapp status 😂😂

  • Reply Gerard Jones July 27, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    How about a free simple edit app.?
    I'm not interested in fancy. Just basic.

  • Reply WoofWoof Fluff July 27, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    I have powerdirector. About 3 years ago I pays £5 to remove the watermark and get 4K. Never had to pay to remove/get it again

  • Reply Mira Nabil July 27, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Veryyy HELPFUL, Thank you 🙂

  • Reply EggsGaming July 28, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Ok which is the real best

  • Reply adam azrisham July 28, 2019 at 8:27 pm


  • Reply clexa lover July 29, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Thank good i found this video😍

  • Reply clexa lover July 29, 2019 at 9:26 am

    I cant find how to do transitions on inshot cuz i do small edits

  • Reply clexa lover July 29, 2019 at 9:29 am

    They are all pretty good but i hate the water marks ut cant pay to get them off

  • Reply Erika Martinez July 29, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Can these apps be downloaded on a laptop? (I'm obviously not tech savvy lol be kind to me)

  • Reply krabby Patty hoe July 29, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    I want one without a watermark and comes with green screen lie pocket video. INFACT is their an Android ver. Of pocket video?

  • Reply Sreez August 1, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for this chris martin

  • Reply Mzz Jazz August 1, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Can you or do you have a video on android apps to use for video recording?

  • Reply unicorn kitt August 3, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Video star is the best app for IOS

  • Reply XY Designz August 3, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    VivaVideo is the best for sure
    You just have to pay like $4 to get all features

  • Reply MBS Channel August 5, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    I am new your channel

  • Reply Akung Welly August 5, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    How do we move the power director symbol that pops contuiesly stays in the video we edited.?
    Can you please advice how to remove the power director add which cone in right hand side of the add.

  • Reply Akung Welly August 5, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Even if after editing the video , my full screen video converted into short screen video , can you please advice how to make a full screen video on it after editing and producing the video.

  • Reply Akung Welly August 5, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    My video was of full screen video but seems after editing it the video it produce a tiny video in a thum size video.
    Can you suggest please??????

  • Reply Akung Welly August 5, 2019 at 8:56 pm


  • Reply Superfighterleo August 6, 2019 at 4:02 am

    I stopped using Kinemaster on my new phone. It wouldn't stop with the import error.

  • Reply MUKHEMPIRE. CO August 6, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Kine master is the best video app …why you dont show it's chroma key

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