How to edit professional videos: the best video editing apps
Videos are currently a powerful tool to communicate, promote or simply share information. If you are a digital marketing professional, an entrepreneur or a video fan, we present you the best video editing apps.
ActionDirector video editor
This CyberLink editor comes with everything you need. We can import videos, edit them, cut them, use slow motion, include text, music and so many other things. It is like the PC version but in miniature.
It is updated quite often and is one of the few editors that supports 4K. In the tab of the app in Google Play there is an interesting link where we can check if our mobile supports 4K editing. Without a doubt, one of the best video editors.
Adobe premiere rush
Adobe Premiere Rush is a very complete video editor for Android with multitrack function. It allows to use up to 4 video tracks and 3 audio tracks that we can superimpose to create much more complex videos than we could achieve with a simple standard video editor. We can also trim and resize the video which makes it easy to create content in formats compatible with social networks such as YouTube or Instagram.
At a technical level we can add several videos in the timeline, correct colors, clean the audio or use templates to achieve a much faster editing. Since the disappearance of Adobe Premiere Clip from the Play Store, Premiere Rush is Adobe’s official solution for editing videos on mobile and tablet devices.
However, all this set of features comes at a cost: the free version only allows you to export 3 projects, after which time we will have to opt for a monthly subscription of about 12 euros to continue using the application.
Doorbell is an audio and video cutter. It allows us to cut and paste mp3 and mp4 files to convert them to different formats. It does not leave watermarks and also allows you to change the speed of sound or image. Recommended application if we do not want to use effects or filters: simple and direct.
The application supports a good variety of video formats such as MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, WEBM and MPEG, among others. Regarding audio, it can work with MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AAC and WMA files. It also allows you to easily convert videos to GIF format, which is not bad.
FilmoraGo is a pro editing tool with a clear and friendly interface, with which we can cut, rotate, add filters, layers, text and share it on social networks in 3 easy steps. It has a music library and allows you to take photos / videos from Facebook and Instagram.
Among its most striking features includes the possibility of adding animated subtitles, something that we do not find in many editors today. It also has an audio equalizer and video speed control. In short, a fairly complete application that is also updated periodically.
This is another video editing app that has become very popular lately, and although it is a bit limited it is very easy to use. It has 15 effects, and it is not that we are going to use it to create a professional video, but to put together a few photos and videos from our mobile and have a good time, it fulfills its role perfectly.
InShot Video Editor
InShot is an app that allows us to edit videos in a simple way. With this editor we can do all the basics: cut a video, add several clips and put music on them. It also offers other tools such as the ability to add emojis and text to videos.
It is great to upload things to Instagram or Vine, but if we look for something more complex we will have to look elsewhere.
The KineMaster editor is one of the most complete that we can find. Multitrack timeline, drag & drop, 3D transitions, effects, text and many other features make up the feature pack of this great application.
The only downside we can put is that the free version includes a watermark on all videos.
It is very easy to use and allows you to create videos from images, videos and music. We can add effects, filters and control the lighting to give a more elaborate touch to our creation.
It may not be the best app for those who want to control absolutely everything, but if you want Magisto to do the magic while you have a smoothie: don’t hesitate and try it.
Movie Maker for YouTube & Instagram
This is an editor that is specially designed for Instagram, since it allows you to create videos in a square format. To use it we will have to log in with Facebook or create an ALIVE account.
The app is oriented to make short videos, with a lot of funny effects, with explosions, effects and stickers. It has integrated ads that when the time comes can be quite annoying. With this and with everything: a 4.5 star rating and more than 5 million downloads.
Plain and clear, Power Director is one of the most powerful and complete editors. It has a good handful of professional tools capable of satisfying most types of users. Of course, from the outset, it can be an app a little intimidating and requires some learning to achieve full mastery of the application. It is what you can call a professional pocket video editor.
Quik has been developed by the GoPro team, and it is one of the fastest apps to create amazing videos. We add a few photos and videos, and she alone is in charge of selecting the best moments, adding transitions, effects and adjusting everything to the rhythm of the music.
Although it does have some limitations such as the maximum duration of the videos and we also have to be careful to remove the watermarks in the settings menu. In any case, it is one of the most recommended for making short videos and sharing them with friends.
VivaVideo is a video editor that is halfway between those looking for a professional app and another one a little more at home. It has a storyboard-type editing format, and has more than 200 filters, a multitude of effects, slow and fast motion, text, etc.
Of course, the free version only allows videos of a certain maximum duration and with a watermark. Still, more than 100 million downloads.
Video editor for YouTube
If you are starting on YouTube and you need an editor that allows you to create decent quality videos to be able to upload them to your channel, take a look at this tool. It allows us to export the videos in HD, without watermarks and it also allows us to change the aspect ratio of the video to suit our needs.
In addition to that, the app also has tools for trimming, merging and splicing video cuts, fast and slow motion function, adding music and various FX effects and filters. All this through an intuitive and easy to use interface.
It is not that it reaches the level of Adobe Premiere Clip or Power Director, but it has a good selection of editing tools: effects, stickers, fonts, themes and the possibility of dubbing (voice over video). In its free version it does not include watermarks or time limits for the videos, but instead we will have to swallow the odd ad along the way.
YouCut is a free video editor focused on cutting and combining videos for YouTube and Instagram with various templates and pre-established formats for these social networks.
Its interface is very friendly, which greatly facilitates its use. It also allows you to add effects (glitch, RGB, negative, etc.), music and adjust the speed of video playback. And it doesn’t add watermarks.
One of the best rated video editors with 4.8 stars and more than 10 million downloads on Google Play.