Best Video Editing Apps for iPhone & iPad

August 19, 2019

if you’re a YouTuber or video producer
like me you always want to create the best content you can. How would you like
to edit videos on your Apple smartphone or tablet with no editing experience?
Well hang on to the end of this video because I’m going to share with you
seven different editing apps for iPhone and iPad Pro, many of which are
absolutely free, If, like me, you love shooting videos, you know that you’re
going to need some way to edit them. When you’re starting out it can be very
expensive to purchase all the video equipment you need, plus the computer
equipment you need to edit and then the editing software on top of that. A good
alternative for newbies or those who make videos on a budget, is to edit on
your iPhone or iPad Pro. The latest iPhone and iPad Pros have become so
powerful that editing video on them is now possible. By the time this video is
done, I’ll review the main features of seven different editing programs. Also,
every app I mention costs under $10 USD from the App Store at the time of
publication of this video. Bear in mind though, prices and product availability
are subject to change. A note: I have personally been an iPhone and iPad user
for about ten years now and I’ve been an Apple computer user for about 28 or so
years, so all the editing apps I mentioned are for Apple products. However,
I’m familiar with Android, Samsung and some other devices, so if you have
questions on editing apps for those manufacturers, leave a comment below and
I’ll answer them for you. Additionally, I do plan to make training
videos on some of the apps in this video so consider this an introduction to
them, but more detailed explanations of all the features will come later. I’ll
link to those videos in the description below when I release them. Hi, I’m Jim
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no time. iPhones are steadily becoming more
powerful and capable of highly intensive tasks. With that, the camera in
smartphones has also improved to an extent that we can even shoot 4k videos.
Now, all these capabilities make iPhones highly capable of handling both shooting
videos and editing them, so if you’re looking to edit your iPhone or iPad Pro
videos directly on the phone or iPad Pro itself, here are, in my opinion, the seven
best video editing apps for those devices.
1) Number one is iMovie. iMovie is part of Apple’s own suite of products for iOS or
Mac OS. This is a great video editor app for iPhone or iPad Pro that you can try
as well. While you may want to use a more powerful editing software on your Mac
computer or laptop, such as Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro CC, iMovie is
more than capable of handling video editing on those devices but also on
iPhone or iPad Pros as well. The app is included with the newer generations of
all iPhones like the iPhone XR, for example, and you can use it right out of
the box to make some awesome videos directly on your phone. With iMovie, you
can import your videos and photos into projects and edit them in a highly
intuitive environment. You can slice videos, arrange them around
the timeline and even add basic transitions to the video. Scrubbing
through a project in iMovie is highly intuitive as well. You just drag your
finger across the screen. You can even add filters and themes to the project.
iMovie will also let you add text overlays and filters to individual clips
in the project. All in all, the app is definitely one of the best ways to edit
videos on your iPhone and you should definitely check it out.
The app is free with the latest iPhones and runs about $4.99 USD from the App Store
as well for older phones or older iPads. 2) Number two is Videoshop. Videoshop is a
powerful editor for iPhone that would let you perform a plethora of operations
on your videos. You can record clips directly from within the app or import
them from your Camera Roll. Once you’ve done that you can add text to the clip,
add narration, merge multiple clips into one and a lot more. You can also add
tilt shift to the video and add transitions between multiple clips. The
tool is definitely very powerful and can perform a lot of manipulations on your
videos. Once you’re done with the video editing,
the app compiles the video and you can add themes and filters to the finished video,
as well as add a title, author name and much more. The app also offers the
ability to export the completed video to Dropbox, Photos or share on platforms
like Vimeo, Instagram, YouTube & many more. This app is free from the App Store
with further in-app purchases to add even more features. On a personal note, I
have found it best to just spring a few extra bucks and purchase the full suite
on most apps because you get access to the full gamut of features offered. It’s
not too much money to shell out and it’s usually worth it.
3) Number three is Splice. Splice is a video editor from GoPro, the company behind
some of the world’s best action cameras. Full disclosure, I have owned a GoPro
camera for years, since the Hero 3 came out, and I absolutely love it. You can
import your photos and videos into the app and then edit them into a movie. The
way the app works is simple. You just import the videos that you want to edit
and mark the important parts of the video (“Hilights” the app calls them). You
can then add music to the video and then the app automatically clips the entire
video according to the “Hilights” that you marked. You can then crop, add
effects and text to the video. You can also change the transitions between two
“Hilights.” Once you’re done with the edits, you can share the video with links
or directly to popular services such as YouTube, Facebook and so forth. You can
even save the video to your Camera Roll. The app is simple, yet powerful, as a
video editor and you should definitely try it out on your iPhone if you like.
4) Number four is called Cameo. Cameo is another really good video editor for
iPhone developed by the folks over at Vimeo. The app offers very basic video
editing capabilities but works really well. The interface is clean it and
intuitive and if you just want to perform a couple of basic edits on your
video, Cameo is the perfect option, especially if you’re just starting out.
The app can import photos and videos from the Camera Roll and you can easily
trim them, add music, themes and more. You can even adjust the intensity of the
theme applied to the video to get the perfect effect. Think of it like
Instagram filters, but you can adjust them the intensity of how much filter
you’re adding. Once you’re done with the editing, you can share the video to
Vimeo if you’re logged into the app and you have an account, or you can save it
to your Camera Roll. The app supports exporting videos in 720p, 1080p and 4k
resolutions as well. This app is also free from the App Store.
If this is making sense to you, Put “I’ve got it!” in the comment section below.
5) Number five is called Quik. Quik is another iPhone editor from GoPro. With
Quik, you can quickly create good-looking videos with just a few taps.
The app has the option to import videos from the Photo Library or your Facebook
or Instagram account. Once you’ve selected the photos and videos you want
to edit, you get the option to add “Hilights” to the video,
just like in their Splice program. However, you get the options to change
the format between cinema and square. This is great if you plan to export your
project only to social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram where square
video is native to the platform. Also, you can change the background music for the
video, as well as add a plethora of filters to the video. Quik also has the
option to add a title to the video as well. Once you’re done you can simply
save the video and upload it to Instagram, Facebook, etc. You can even
directly share it on Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and other messaging programs.
Obviously you can add the edited video to your Library as well. This app is also
free from the App Store. 6) Number 6 is Video Crop. Video Crop is an editor app
for iPhone that performs only one task: cropping videos. iIf you have a video that
you want to crop and you want an app that can do it quickly and smoothly, you
should definitely check out Video Crop. The interface is very intuitive. You
simply choose the video you want to crop and then you can select the area you
wanna crop. You can crop in Free Ratio or you can select a Fixed Ratio from the
top menu. The app also supports Custom Ratios, so no matter what ratio you want
the video to be in, Crop has you covered. This app is also free from the App Store
with in-app purchases. 7) Finally, number seven is Magisto. Magisto is a very
simple video editor app. With this app, you don’t get any features such as
adding text overlays, tilt shifts, etc. to your video. However the charm of this app
lies in its simplicity. Within the app, you can import your photos and videos
and choose a theme for the video. There are a number of themes available such as
Dance, among many others. Once you’ve done that, you get the option to add music to
the video, as well as options to decide how long you want the video to be.
You can even add a title to the video at this point. Once you’re done, the app
automatically starts making the video and sends a notification when it’s done.
You don’t have any extra level of control over the video, but that’s
exactly what you may need at time for something quick and dirty. The
app is free from the App Store with in-app purchases. My question of the day
is, “Have you ever wanted to edit videos on your iPhone or iPad? If so, what app
did you use? Leave a comment below and let us know. If you happen to know of any
other app that deserves to be on my list, do let us know in the comments section
below. I’d love to hear from you and I’ll
be happy to check any others out for you and review them. Would you like to learn
more about your camera settings to get you shooting like a pro? I’ve created an
absolutely F-R-E-E cheat sheet for you on all the best camera settings for your DSLR,
mirrorless, video camera and smartphone that will show you the settings that
will allow your photos and videos to compete with the pros so you can use the
information that I shared in this video to get all those videos on your phone
edited. The link to get the cheat sheet is just below in the video description. I’ve
also create cheat sheets on other topics such as video editing and even now offer
training courses on editing video using Adobe Premiere and soon others. I’ll link
to those cheat sheets and training courses in the description below as well.
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