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5 Free Video Editing Apps for Android and iOS




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Although Instagram and similar apps have ways to shorten a recorded video, it’s sometimes better if you could mash up a couple of videos and photos in one post to upload. In this guide, we list down our 5 favorite video-editing apps whether you’re using Android or iOS.

Magisto

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This free app automatically creates a video for you based on the video you chose, total time set, and selected music. This is great for a lot of users if they just want a collage of their videos. Although, you cannot tell which exact scenes to show so it might miss some exciting bits if you shot a couple of stunts, for example.

While the free version already does the job, upgrading your account to premium allows you to create longer movies, have unlimited movie downloads, and get your hands on more flexible editing styles.

Magisto also has its own social community where you have a profile with your own videos, a “news feed” of sorts to watch the uploads of your contacts, and an independent search tab for exploring other genres of uploaded videos.

Cute CUT

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One of the main features of Cute CUT is the ability to doodle on your video, allowing you to add a touch of creativity and playfulness to your message before sending it. Apart from that, it has the drag/drop editing setup so it should provide more control over your media.

The free app has more than 20 pre-made transitions to use on your clips, making it like a professional-style editing program straight from your pocket. So far, it is only available to Apple users with no news if it will become available for Android devices.

Sony Action Cam

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Sony’s Action Cam app is not just for importing and improving footage from the sports camera that the company sells. Users can also use its video editing capabilities and get files straight from the phone’s storage.

Some of the edits you can do to your videos are trimming, splitting, slowing down and speeding up, rotating, and flipping of videos. You can then choose to whether export it to HD or Full HD — all in a simple and easy to navigate UI.

There is also a dedicated Time-lapse Creation tool that makes selecting clusters of images and exporting easier.

Quik by GoPro

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Just like Sony, GoPro has its own video editor which is originally meant for their sports camera lineup. With the choice of pulling media out of your local storage, one of the easy features of Quik is to make an automatic edit of chosen materials and lets you choose a host of presets depending on the theme of your video. It can also let you trim your clips manually to have more control of your little project.

There are 25 video styles to choose from, each with unique transitions and graphics. You can also add music to personalize your story before sharing them to social media sites.

VivaVideo

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Perhaps one of the most common video editors for mobile is VivaVideo and we understand why. Its UI is simple and easy to understand while giving you precision editing to the second. It also has different filters and styles for users to choose from and there are additional free materials that are free to download.

If need be, you can throw in some texts and stickers, music, and subtitles. The only thing that might set you off is the small watermark when you export it, but if that doesn’t bother you, then there’s no reason why you wouldn’t find VivaVideo useful.

Those round up our list. Do you have any preferred video editing app you want to share with others? The comments section awaits.



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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3 Responses

  1. Sairon Jay says:

    You can also try Adobe Premiere Clip :)

  2. Rav says:

    I’m using Splice by GoPro

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