Even though you have the best video camera and mad skills at hand, sometimes this is just not enough. It is surely impossible to add something unreal or something that could have not been captured with those tools. In most cases, the solution to add something special is installing a video editor.

If you are willing to spend some time in front of the smartphone and have the right video editing software installed, you can easily do some wonders. Be it a nice reliving of your holiday, a good presentation for work and even a new movie that may be a future block-buster, all of these are done through external editing tools.

6 Video Editing Applications you should try on iOS/Android

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In this article I will present some of the best video editing applications for Android and iOS devices. These apps have the elemental features of video editing which allows you to cut, split and add basic effects to the videos, but each has something special too. There is no special target of the guide, and we’ll start from the simplest to the most complex tools.

Magisto – Magical Video Editor

Magisto the Magical Video Editor is a free automatic video editing application for your Android phone or iPhone. What does it mean “automatic”? This means that you cannot interfere in the video editing process. So, even if you do not have any control of the editing, the result is quite good. The application utilizes artificial intelligence for analyzing your videos and editing them.

The whole process in Magisto is really simple because you have to follow only three steps. First of all, you have to choose the video clips you want to include from your phone. The next step is to choose a soundtrack, which can also be done from the included music library (one that’s surprisingly good). The application has license for all music genres and well-known singers. The next step is to press the button “Make my movie” and the video clips are uploaded on the Magisto server, where the magic happens.

This application is very good because it does the editing for you, and it does it good. In addition, you can upload your edited video on YouTube with just one-click of a button.

YouTube Capture

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YouTube Capture is a free video editing application made by Google which comes only for the iOS devices. The producers say that in the near future the application will be available on the Android devices too.

Practically, the YouTube Capture is designed to replace the built-in iOS application and allows you to make a video quicker, with fewer clicks and less waiting. In concept, this application has four features: trimming, video stabilization, color correction and the possibility to add a soundtrack from 21 songs available in the default gallery. Unfortunately, you cannot add your own music or insert another video to mix the two of them.

YouTube Capture has the capability of sharing videos on multiple social networks. So, with only one tap on a button you can simultaneously upload on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, for the quality of your video uploads, users can choose between 480p and 720p.

  • Download YouTube Capture for iPhone

HighlightCam Social

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HighlightCam Social is a free to try video editing application that is available for Android and iOS devices. It gives you ten credits for free and after that you will have to pay $2.99 for another ten or $9.99 for fifty credits. Once you have paid you will have additional features enabled, like music and high video resolution.

Basically, HighlightCam Social combines videos and pictures from your phone’s gallery and creates a movie. There are not any editing options for the user, so everything is automatic. The application uses a complex system of combining the voices, the faces detected and the motion, deciding which parts are more important from each clip.

HighlightCam Social has a very interesting ability of collecting videos from multiple phones and transforming them into one video. So, if you were at a party you can do a montage with all of your friends that filmed from different perspectives.

  • HighlightCam Social for iPhone / Android


iSupr8 is an application developed by MEA Mobile that can turn your iPhone shooter into an 8mm video camera, a privilege for which you will have to pay $1.99. Inspired by the Super 8 mm film, the most known motion picture film format released by Kodak, iSupr8 comes with a Hipstamaticor Instagram feature which transforms iOS-taken videos into something special.

The app in question has a lot of manual settings which can modify editing settings. For example, you are able to choose the number of frames which you want to shoot the movie (12, 18, 24), you can switch on or off the flash, choose the film stock or add effects. The slower the frame rate is, the more intense the feeling of an old movie will be.

Choose to add scratches, flicker, grain and even more, while sharing the video on Facebook, Twitter or even through email. Depending on the capabilities of the phone, the recording can be in 360p, 480p or 720p.

  • iSupr8 for iPhone

Clesh video editor

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Clesh video editor is a professional video editing application that goes for $3.99 on Android and iOS. It runs on the most advanced Cloud-based video editing platform, where the internet takes care of the security, storage, delivery and access. Thanks to this technology, you are able to access all your edited movies from a Windows or Mac computer just from a browser that is Java enabled.

Clesh has a lot of features and settings that allow a lot of editing. The software can combine shots, make transitions, trim, rotate the video, correct the color, publish at 1080p, fade up the video or the audio and so forth. Rendering is done in real-time and due to the cloud system, all processes are outsourced so your phone will not be overloaded. Moreover, this comes with a live chat built function for free support with the Clesh community and the team behind the application.

  • Clesh video editor for Android


VidTrim is a video editor and organizer which comes in two versions: free and pro. The VidTrimPro version contains no adverts, has better features and costs $2.99. The app’s main purpose is to trim, of course, but it does a lot of other important activities too.

VidTrim comes with a big package of editing tools and features, such as trimming, adding effects, transcoding (change the quality and the resolution of the video), extract the audio of the video in MP3 format, the frame grabber and others.

The last one, the frame grabber, is a very interesting utility for the VidTrim Pro application. Practically, the video is split in frames and you can extract which frame you want as a picture. A suite of effects are also available, like Black/White, Edge detect, Glow, Luma, Negate, Pixellate, Posterize, SwapUV (makes the faces blue) and Tint0r.

When the video is ready, you can upload it to Facebook with just “one-click” of a button directly from the application.

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