Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Do you use your phone in recording your videos?
Have you tried editing videos using your phone?
It is very convenient for content creators nowadays to record and edit videos on just one device. Free and affordable video editing applications are now available on smartphones and tablets. Some of the top video editing apps are KineMaster, Inshot, VideoLeap, LumaFusion, and CapCut.
Whether you are an Android or iPhone user, there is a perfect app that will help you create good-looking videos.
Let's dive into these video editing apps and break down their pros and cons to know which application will serve the needs of your workflow.
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KineMaster is a video editing app built for mobile devices.
KineMaster is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iTouch with iOS v11.4 and with Android OS v6.0 or later.
You can also run this app on computers with Windows operating system but you’ll need an Android emulator to be able to download and use this app.
It won’t work as efficiently as your desktop software but it’s a great option when you need to edit a video while being away on your computer.
When compared to other mobile video editing apps, KineMaster is more advanced and has a more comprehensive interface.
It is a free video editing app perfect for beginners. You can also avail a premium membership if you wanted to get access to other features of this app.
When you buy the KineMaster Premium account, whether it is monthly or yearly, your subscription will automatically renew. If you wish to end your subscription, you need to cancel it in Google Play or App Store.
Price: $4.99/month or $39.99/year
Inshot is a mobile video editing app that is very popular with content creators and actually one I like to use quite often on the go for quick edits.
Its interface is very user-friendly and super simple to use. Their user interface of tools is easy to locate in the app and conveniently all on one row.
It’s a great video editing app for beginners. You can do basic video and photo editing, from 1080p to 4k video files, and they're constantly adding new updates from Instagram like filters to transitions and various video/photo effects.
You can use the InShot app for free but, like any other editing app out there, you need to pay a subscription to be able to use some of its advanced features.
InShot Pro has no limitations on the effects available for use, filters, transitions, and stickers that you can apply and use in the app. Upgrading to premium will also remove the watermark and ads, which is nice and keeps the interface distraction-free.
The premium version is available monthly or yearly, or by subscribing to a lifetime access account.
If you don’t want to spend a lot for an app, you do have an option to only pay for the removal of the watermark and the ads, but you won't have access to its advanced features.
Price: $2.99 to remove watermark and ads | $3.99/month subscription with 3-day trial | $14.99/annual subscription with 3-day trial | $ 34.99 for lifetime access
VideoLeap is a superpower editing app that's only available on iOS today but is soon releasing an Android version.
It can easily combine clips, edits videos, and has some pretty advanced effects for a smartphone editor.
Whether you are a professional video creator or just starting to create videos, you will have fun editing videos using this app.
It has a Mixer feature that allows you to mix two videos or images to create an imaginative scene. You can put the ocean on top of the mountains!
Another great feature is the Freeze option. It allows you to freeze or stop the motion of some part of your video.
These features are so cool!
VideoLeap can be downloaded for a 7-day free trial. You need to subscribe to access the app and use its premium features.
Price: $7.99/month or $139.99/year
LumaFusion is by far the most powerful, the best bang for your buck multitrack video editing app available for iPhones and iPads with iOS 10 and up.
While most apps tend to feel like it's missing features of a full video editing suite, LumaFusion surprises you with that same full scale of editing tools, even some pros use for their videos, baked into an intuitive and fairly easy user interface.
If you're getting ready to use more advanced video editing in the future like the Final Cut Pro, LumaFusion is a great stepping stone.
It allows you to edit your videos in an uncluttered interface. The tools at the bottom change according to your workflow. Tools are hidden until you need to use them.
You'll have a nice and neat workspace with this app.
It was designed for creators who have experience with video editing, and beginners may need some time to navigate this app. But if you're really willing to learn, you can find your way to create great videos in no time.
Price: $30 One-Time Payment
This app is a favorite of vertical video creators, especially TikTok content creators. It's actually owned by ByteDance which also owns TikTok.
This app is a favorite of many beginners just getting started in video. You can cut, reverse, add effects and filters, control the playback speed, and more exciting features.
CapCut also offers a huge music library with an exclusive selection of copyrighted songs that you can use for your videos.
It also allows you to use the green screen overlays, where you can remove and change the background of your video.
It is absolutely free, and you don’t need to buy a subscription to enjoy all features. It also does not display any advertisements.
Whether you're creating YouTube videos or just simple short videos for your social media accounts, these mobile video editing apps are game-changers and make it easy to create on the go.
These apps make it easier to take recorded footage and quickly edit your videos all on just one device anytime and anywhere.
It saves you more time and helps you stay consistent in creating video content for your audience.
But when you're creating a long-form of content and you need to do advanced video techniques, using your smartphone is not a good option.
Smartphones have limitations too when it comes to video content creation. They can't handle computer editing software.
You need to invest in a computer and video editing software that will meet the needs of your content.
What computer video editing software have you tried?
I personally love Final Cut Pro.
I've been using it to edit my videos as well as my micro contents posted on my social media accounts. I love that I can convert landscape videos into vertical videos, perfect for reels and YouTube shorts.
Have you been using Final Cut Pro and want to learn how to convert landscape videos into a vertical format?
I created a tutorial video that will walk you through how to create vertical videos faster with Final Cut Pro using its Smart Conform feature. You can watch it here.