Edit Video on iPhone & iPad: Best Video Editing Apps for iOS

Edit Video on iPhone & iPad: Best Video Editing Apps for iOS


– Hey, it’s Justin Brown
here from Primal Video. At Primal Video, we’re all
about helping you create your videos more
efficiently and effectively. So if you’re using your
iOS device, your iPad or your iPhone for creating
your content videos, in this video we’re going
to cover the two pieces of editing software you
should definitely look at if you’re going to be
editing on your iOS device. Now if you’ve ever looked in
the app store and searched for video editing, you’ll
know that there is an absolute ton of options out there for
video editing on your iPad or iPhone. I’ve spent so much time
trialing and testing and playing around with all different
sorts of editing apps. Most of them I’ve found
are very very simple and will allow you to
do some basic trimming, maybe cutting the start
or cutting the finish, maybe cutting your clip in
half, a lot of them don’t progress any further than that. At the other end of the scale,
there is fully automated apps where you’ll just press a
button and it will create something of it’s own accord,
it chooses your shots, it creates something
template based with a track and pushes that out for you. So the editing that I’m
talking about is for your content videos where you’ll
want full control over your editing, and really
you’ll want to mimic what your, what you would be able
to do on your computer. So this video isn’t meant
to be a full review of these two pieces of software, in
my opinion, these two are the stand out video editing
apps on iOS and I feel they’re worthy of checking out. The best case scenario, I
feel, we’ll be if you’re using your iOS device to film your
videos, then copy the footage over and edit them on your desktop. If that’s not an option
for you, then by all means check out these apps and
they’ll allow you to edit some decent videos. So with that said, I’ve
narrowed it done to two apps which I think are worthy of
mentioning that are decent editing apps on iOS devices. These aren’t just template
based editors, they will give you full control over your
editing, allow you to add in voiceovers, music tracks,
to pick up and adjust and move your clips around. They both take a slightly
different approach to editing, but needless to say they’re
both decent apps for editing on an iOS device. Now, the first one is
probably no surprise, and it’s probably an obvious
choice really, is iMovie. Whether you’ve actually
used it before or not, I’m sure it’s probably the
logical thing that people think editing on a Mac or an
iOS, let’s look at iMovie. It’s actually quite good. From the moment you open the
app, it’s easy to work out how to add voiceovers, tracks,
how to easily trim down your clips, how to split
your clips, and how to pick them up and move them around. From there, it’s just a
matter of getting creative, working at what you want
to do and hitting that share button to send it
direct to either Facebook, YouTube, any other social media
platform or to your iCloud as backup or just to save
it back to your phone, you could later transfer to your computer. One of the great things
about iMovie on Mac is that it’s easy to transfer your
project if you’ve been working on your phone or your iPad to
transfer it to your actual Mac and finish the project there. There is also a heap of
templates, if you want to go down the template based editing
route, if not, just choose the standard template and
you’ll be open to create whatever you’d like. The iMovie app isn’t free,
but it’s not going to break your bank, either. It’s 7.99 Australian, and
I’m pretty sure you can get it for around three dollars
50 in the U.S. app store. The other app that I would
recommend is Pinnacle Studio, and it’s around four
dollars 50 Australian. There is a pro version as
well, which is around the 20 dollar mark. The main difference between
the regular and the pro version is the pro version supports
different frame rates, multiple frame rates, and up
to 4K video files as well. It also allows you to export
direct to another cloud platform like DropBox or
Google Drive or OneDrive. It also has a really advanced
trimming feature which allows you to get frame by frame
based editing, so it allows you full control of your
editing right down to a frame by frame basis. Whether you’re going the pro
version or not, it is probably the most advanced piece of
editing software that I’ve seen on iOS. You can easily add voiceovers,
music, pick up and adjust your clips, adjust your in and
out points or your trimming of your clips, splitting
clips, it really is as close to a desktop alternative on
your iPad as you’ll find. The other feature, similar
to iMovie, that Pinnacle has is the ability to share your
project from your iOS device and edit on your windows
computer in the Pinnacle Studio software. So if your a Pinnacle Studio
user on Windows, that means you can save your projects
that your start on your iOS device, phone or iPad, and
transfer it to your computer and finish off your project
there, which is pretty powerful. I’ve got a couple of my
clients that are actually using Pinnacle Studio Pro in their
workflow for creating their videos and you wouldn’t
know that they’re filming and editing on iOS devices,
the videos look that good. So what I really like about
these two pieces of software versus all the other ones that
I’ve tried is that these two are the closest to mimicking
video editing on a computer, which means it’s easy to
pick up your clips, trim them down, move them around and get
creative with your editing, which is what you would be
able to do if you’re editing on a computer. So this video isn’t meant to
be a full review of iMovie and of Pinnacle and a
comparison between the two, in my opinion, these two are
the stand out video editing apps on iOS, I’d actually
recommend that you check them both out and work out which
one works best for you and your workflow, because
it’s all about making it seamless and making it easy
and using a program that just comes naturally to you and
is logical for you to use. If you found this video
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