Online video content is huge, so having the ability to capture video and then editing it as soon as possible can leave some in a bit of a pickle. You may think you need specialist software but you may discover it could be complicated to use or, more than likely, way out of your budget.
Luckily, our smartphones have the capacity to provide applications that can punch out videos at a quick rate, with a few taps of your screen. We found five that can help with your editing needs:
That’s right, it’s not just an app that can be used on an iMac or MacBook, you can use this on your iPhone or iPad, too and it’s free.
The range of options that are available in the app are fantastic and simple to carry out. From the moment you import your video, you can cut or slice clips, add basic transitions and then save them to your library or upload them to your channels.
Another free app that can be used on iOS devices. It covers the basics, allows you to import footage, add text and even music.
It’s a simple enough app, so if you’re looking for fancy or eye-catching transitions, this might not be your cup of tea BUT it does allow you to carry out those quick edits on the move. It’s ideal for creating memes or social media specific videos, which we know are hot at the minute.
Apple don’t have all the video editing apps, Android have a number of impressive and user-friendly ones as well.
PowerDirector is fairly powerful, it carries out all the fundamentals needed for a quick-fix when you’ve completed your filming and more, such as exporting your footage in 4K. The downside here is the monthly subscription.
Time is a constant topic that’s mentioned with posting online and GoPro’s Quik app provides a very speedy and simple way to create videos.
If you’re a frequent uploader on Instagram you’ll get the most from this app, but it can also be helpful when creating for other platforms. All you have to do is pick a minimum of five photos or videos, place them in the order you’d like to have them in and then pick the style you want the app to use.
Filmmaker Pro (FREE/SUBSCRIPTION)
Don’t be put off by the name. You really don’t need to be a pro.
Simply import your footage and use the elements that are available. You can change the colour of your text, add transitions and even stickers if you feel your video needs them. There are limitations though. Some of the elements and features require a subscription, ranging from £5.49 per month to £2.67 per year but for what you get for free, it’s ideal for those quick, on-the-go edits.