Best video editing apps

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With so many fantastic cameras being released on Android devices, you can get some pretty great, smaller shots that look sleek and professional without having to own or lug around a larger camera if that’s not your thing. But you’re not only limited to some photos here or there, because your smartphone camera can take awesome video shots as well! That means you never have to miss another moment pulling out and starting up the camera.

When it comes to getting those video shots of your family, an event, or just something awesome, you can keep it efficient by utilizing some of the Android apps out there for video editing. While classic computer software isn’t bad, it’s expensive and can be a challenge to learn if you’re not yet familiar with it. With video editing apps on your phone or tablet, you’re free to efficiently edit a video or experiment to see if it’s something you enjoy doing without having to spend a whole lot up front. Quick and easy, here’s our top video editor app picks for Android.

Quik

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One of the best video editing apps out there, we can’t recommend Quik enough. Created by GoPro, this app is sleek, easy to use, and professional. Quik lacks no feature— you’ll be able to upload your videos from anywhere and transform them into something magical with just a few taps on the screen. And if you want, you can share your creations straight from the Quik app right onto your favorite social media sites.

When creating your videos with Quik, you’ll have the ability to make a combination of video shots and stills, choose from a ton of different video styles (including bold, radical, sharp, and more), and even add text and emojis if that’s a look you’re after. Want to add music? You can do that too! Simply browse their library or use a song from your own. Maybe the best features of all in Quik are the fact that it’s free, and so easy to navigate. If you’re looking for something extensive without being overwhelming, Quik is the way to go.

Download it now: Google Play

PowerDirector

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A great option for beginners and those just toeing the waters of video editing, PowerDirector is free and awesome for experimenting with different effects, such as slow motion, overlays, and more than 50 more! You can also add text that transitions into your movie exactly how you want it to.

One of the fantastic features in PowerDirector is the ability to voice-over and upload to YouTube straight from the app. Whether you’re putting together some videos for work or school, or you’re seasoned in creating tutorials for other people to watch online, this will make your life an absolute breeze! If you film on your phone or GoPro, you can say goodbye to complicated computer software entirely.

Download it now: Google Play

Videoshop

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Videoshop is a video editing app that’s simpler in nature. With an Instagram-esque feel to the editing, you’ll feel right at home with Videoshop, which feels much like Instagram’s equivalent but specifically for videos and video editing. You can do everything from merge several clips into one, to simply creating a slideshow, adding in timely or crazy sound effects, speeding up or slowly down the motion, and so much more!

Similar to Instagram, you’ll find a bunch of fun filters in Videoshop. If you’re not very familiar with things like contrast, shadows, sharpen, and so on, this can be a great tool for you to experiment with! By browsing the different filters, you’ll get an idea of what looks good and what doesn’t, but instead of having to mess with and adjust all the editing details, you can have a great looking picture in seconds.

Download it now: Google Play

FilmoraGo

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FilmoraGo’s tagline is “Let’s make memories on the go,” and the app sure lives up to their motto. Whether you’re on a road trip or vacation, spending time with relatives or just having a few friends over to your house, FilmoraGo is a great way to capture those memories from anywhere. Really easy without taking much time at all, this video editing app is ideal for anyone, including those with crazy schedules or trip itineraries.

In just 3 quick steps, you’ll have the perfect video creation: select, create, and share. Choose your video, add effects and trim or snip, and then share with all your friends. FilmoraGo will turn any video into a work of art that’ll serve as a reminder of some awesome memories. Other features include things like choosing specific themes, adding music, reverse play, and so much more. Whether you have 5 minutes or 50, your options are endless with FilmoraGo.

Download it now: Google Play

VivaVideo

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From themes to stickers and text to effects, VivaVideo takes your basic video editing tools and turns them into something spectacular. That’s what makes VivaVideo really special; the fact that you don’t have to know the ins and outs of different settings, or even have a ton of different options to get a professional look. Instead, choose from a few basic options but alter them for a unique look to your videos every time.

Some of VivaVideo’s features include merging and trimming, stickers, special effects, fast and slow motion, collage templates, and even voice changing capabilities to shake things up a bit. If you do happen to find that you love VivaVideo but want some more effects to work with, there’s more than 200 more that are available to download later on, so there’s plenty of room for expansion.

Download it now: Google Play

Closing

Video editing from your phone or tablet is a great way to go, because let’s face it: your phone is always on you when you want to capture that perfect moment, and the standard computer software is quite pricey with a large learning curve, especially if you’re just wanting to tweak a couple videos here and there.

Whatever your reason behind finding a new video editor app, we hope this list added a few more options to your list!


About the Author: Brad Ward

Brad is a tech enthusiast, writing and tinkering with all things technology since 2011. He currently bounces between the LG G3 and his beloved Moto X! His interests include reading, entrepreneurship, the gym, and of course, queso.