With a smartphone in hand, you would be taking a lot of video clips while you are travelling, visiting a wedding, attending a newborn baby, or making a YouTube video. Whether you are doing it as an amateur or professional, you would always need a good video editing platform to adorn your clips in the best possible way.
Standard smartphone settings usually lack all the tools to serve the purpose of proper video editing. Hence, you would need a third-party app with advanced editing tools to get all the flexibility you need. We would like to present six of the best free video editing apps to end your search as mentioned below –
1. PowerDirector (Android only)
CyberLink’s PowerDirector is one of the most useful mid-level video editing apps available. The app is featured as Editor’s Choice in Google Play Store with 4.5-star rating. The free version of the app offers all the quick editing tools such as trim, split, and rotate videos. The app features a timeline editor that lets you arrange all the clips on a timeline and add titles and transitions with drag and drop controls. You can also use the app to use several effects for videos, add background music and voiceovers using the voice editor on your smartphone. The only downside with the free version is that edited video comes out with a PowerDirector watermark.
VivaVideo is another high rated video editing app that is available on both Play Store (4.6 stars) and App Store (4.7 stars). The app is very well known among the people creating short videos for social media platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram.
VivaVideo offers a number of video editing tools such as cut, crop, merge, copy, paste. You can also add music and effects to your videos. There are so many video editing effects provided with the app such as blur background, speed up and slow down videos. The app has a free TikTok video maker that lets you add any songs of your choice. VivaVideo presents a storyboard style of editing panel that lets you load videos from the gallery and apply editorial functions on them. The free version comes with a watermark and a limited time limit.
KineMaster is a popular and high rated video editing app available for both Android (4.4 star) and iOS platforms. It is a full-fledged video editor that gives you all the necessary and powerful tools to edit your videos, add multiple layers, special effects, subtitles, and voiceovers. The app also supports speed controls, blending modes, and chroma key compositions (green screen) for a professional level of video editing. It is for these reasons the app is widely used by YouTubers, vloggers, TikTok makers, and even journalists and educators.
Quik is another high rated video editing app available on Google Play Store (4.7 stars) and the App Store (4.9 stars). It is an entirely free video editing app that gives you a simple but smart way of creating and editing videos. There are a lot of editing tools available in the app that’s let you customize the video the way you like.
Apart from the standard editing functions such as reorder, trim, and rotate, Quik lets you add text overlays, title slides, and emojis to your videos for a personalised presentation. There are 23 themes available in the app, each with particular graphics and transitions that are suited for every occasion. The fascinating thing about the app is an automatic video making capability which arranges photos and video clips very quickly into a short video.
FilmoraGo is rated 4.1 on Play Store and 3.3 on the App Store. The remarkable thing about this app is that most of the useful video editing tools are available for free in the app. It provides all the basic editing tools such as trim, cut, rotate, delete, duplicate and even advanced tools such as slow and fast motion, reverse play, transitions, music, and overlays. The app also gives you the power to create 1:1 videos for Instagram and 16:9 videos for YouTube.
This video editing app was introduced by Adobe Inc. only this year. It has a poor 3.6-star rating on Play Store but the excellent 4.5-star rating on App Store, where it is featured as Editor’s Choice. The app features a simplified UI that lets you add videos by drag and drop method, add music, trim and cut videos, tweak audio, adjust colour, add effects, transitions, voiceovers, etc. in a multitrack timeline. The one-click auto-ducking audio mixing is one of the most highlighted features in the app. Despite having some bugs, the app is widely accepted by vloggers and YouTubers. Its screen size customization options allow easy video sharing over social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.