by Donna Amos | Featured Contributor
Video is THE number one component in marketing that catches and keeps users’ attention, whether it be on your website or social media posts. And video editing apps are getting better all the time, with new releases coming all the time. Here are some suggested video editing apps for your Apple or Android smartphone for video marketing on the go!
Explore the options with each of these video editing apps, and find a link to YouTube video tutorials to show you the basics at the end of each section. Enjoy!
Enlight Videoleap – Mobile Video Editing App
Create & edit video clips on your iPhone with Enlight Videoleap! This was the App Store’s 2017 App of the Year. Discover how easy it is to get creative with video! Whether you want to make artistic Hollywood-level films or simply share memories and moments with friends, Videoleap video editor is the breakthrough video editing app just for you.
Pros will take advantage of powerful high-end editing features, while amateurs will have fun cutting and combining video clips simply, intuitively – from whenever, wherever! Users can utilize creative compositing, mix videos and images together to create double exposures and artistic looks, and choose layer-based editing – adding videos, effects, text and images. You can also customize video layers with transformation, masking, and blending modes.
YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vabPQVdtZiE&feature=youtu.be
The PhotoFox video editing app was awarded the prestigious Apple Design Award at the 2017 WWDC and Apple’s App of the Year for 2015 in numerous countries. Photofox introduces a new layers system that pushes the boundaries of artistic photo manipulation and redefines expectations from mobile creativity tools. Photofox brings new tools and enhances previously loved features with a layer-centric flow that gives immense power to aspiring creatives on the go.
The latest app from Lightricks strikes a balance between powerful functionality and streamlined design, creating a seamless user experience within the world’s most advanced mobile creativity software. The new application has been tailored to captivate today’s growing mobile creative community, empowering them with the tools to generate amazing visual art.
YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA9qmfOg5eg&feature=youtu.be
Snapseed is a free photo editing app. It’s more powerful than Instagram, and if you have room on your smartphone or tablet, you should download Snapseed right now, even if you are a professional photographer. Snapseed is a free app available for both Android and iOS mobile devices. Take pictures on your mobile device, apply Snapseed’s filters, and share them on social media platforms.
Snapseed is a Google acquisition acquired to beef up Google’s photo capabilities. Now it’s a Google app with powerful photo-editing filters you can use on your smartphone or tablet. Some see Snapseed as a response to Instagram, but it is intended to be part of a continuing effort by Google to improve its photo-editing and to share software in general. Snapseed isn’t a desktop version of Photoshop.
Snapseed is an artist’s tool with advanced features and recommended for serious photographers, but its easy-to-use controls make it suitable for everyone who likes to play around with their images. For the pros, it’s the app you use when you want to take a while to make an advanced image.
YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEdQmqAG24Q&feature=youtu.be
Swish Social Video App
Swish is a video maker app that gives you the ability to create and customize your own video ads in under 3 minutes. Endless combinations of specially crafted templates, stock options, color schemes and music yield high-quality results that are polished and professional. Now you can get noticed online without that expensive price tag.
Customize the template to make it your own: change the text and write your own message, pick a font and a color palette that matches your brand best, add your logo, and choose appropriate music from our extensive music library.
Quick Video Editor
Whether you choose your own clip or find a perfect match from our stock, select your favorite part of the clip and fit it to the frame within Swish – no other video editing app required!
DIY Social Media Marketing
Learn which templates work best for you, and customize them: with plenty of templates, professional color schemes and fonts to choose from, you’ll never run out of ways to make great clips. Video ads are the future – don’t get left behind.
YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3WJi_9HHow&feature=youtu.be
Stop Motion Studio App
Stop Motion Studio. Let’s Make a Movie.
Want to create movies like Wallace and Gromit or those groovy Lego shorts on YouTube? Stop Motion Studio helps you to create terrific stop action movies with a whole host of unique features. Like the frame-by-frame editor, the never get lost timeline and the sound editor.
Capture the perfect picture.
Capturing images has never been easier before. No matter if you choose automatic or full manual control of camera settings such as focus, exposure, ISO and white balance. Capture images in 4K or use a live green screen effect. You can also use a second device as remote camera to get a new perspective.
Use your digital camera.
Stop Motion Studio supports digital cameras from all the most popular camera makers, including Canon, Nikon and Sony. Use live view to easily control objects and movements. Control shutter speed, ISO and aperture directly from the app and take advantage of the full-size camera quality.
Desktop-class movie editing.
The unique frame-by-frame view shows you all the images you took in chronological order, much like the single frames of a movie. Cut, copy, paste, delete and insert frames at any position. Zoom in and out on the timeline view so you never get lost, even if you have hundreds of frames. Add audio clips, title, credits and filter effects. Create the movie the way you want it.
YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jLkl8AQIhA&feature=youtu.be
Your photos will never be the same! Join the living photo revolution & animate your images into mesmerizing masterpieces in seconds with Enlight Pixaloop! Enlight Pixaloop living photo creator is FREE to download, with the option to go Pro to unlock additional photo editing tools and creative features.
Enlight Pixaloop empowers you to get your photos moving for a new and mesmerizing kind of photo art! Choose any component of your photo that YOU want to come alive and capture a forever moment! Make interiors dance, be back at the beach with the sea breezes in your hair, or tease nature — reversing the direction of water to defy gravity. Pick from a lush menu of cool overlays like flames, light effects & raindrops to add mood — all in a few taps.
It creates animated photos that can bring your art to life. Any photo element: strands of hair, waves, clouds, or clothing can be animated. Pixaloop tools give you precise animation control so you can perfect your idea. Choose the speed of movement you want to create moving masterpieces: from the subtle flicker of a candle flame to Marilyn’s iconic billowing white dress to cascading waterfalls to two-way escalators.
YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0oYWuFcZCE&feature=youtu.be
Which of these video editing apps do you like the best? Do you have any tips for using them? Share your ideas and comments with our readers in the comment section below.
Donna Amos is passionate about helping Solopreneurs grow their business using everything digital and publishing. She has 30 years experience in sales and marketing for small business. She believes the best gift you can give another is a word of encouragement.