Top ten editing apps
Forget about being restricted to a claustrophobic post-production suite – editing can be done anywhere nowadays thanks to a bucket load of apps available for your smartphone, allowing you to import, slice and dub to your heart's content, when and wherever you want.
With an endless choice of editing apps on the market, we’ve picked out our top ten to help you cut with ease.
1. iMovie (iOS, £2.99 - £10.49)
A snip at £2.99 (£10.49 for Mac), iMovie features an easy-to-use interface, a chroma-keying tool, plus much more. It also allows you to choose from 14 movie trailer templates, perfect if want to make that tantalizing teaser.
2. KineMaster Pro (Android, £1.73)
Google’s rival to Apple’s iMovie is KineMaster, providing a multi-tracked and drag-and-drop timeline. The powerful app also supports several audio tracks allowing you to overlap a number of audio sources.
3. ReelDirector (iOS, £1.49)
Boasting a variety of different transitions (28 to be exact), ReelDirector is the real deal (excuse the pun) when it comes to an affordable editing app. You can trim clips before you add them to the timeline, and its latest version also allows you to upload to YouTube.
4. Magisto Video Editor & Maker (Android & iOS, free)
A nice little app for beginners, backed with a library of licensed music and plenty of filters and transitions. You can download it for free but have to pay to access the premium features such as unlimited cloud storage.
5. Pinnacle Studio (iOS, iPad, £2.99)
Voted as one of the Time magazine’s 50 must-have apps in 2013, Pinnacle Studio (previous called Avid Studio) lets you record voiceovers and apply SFX - add the cloud connection pack at £2.99 and you can get easy access Vimeo and Dropbox.
6. VidTrim Pro (Android, £2.49)
If you don’t need to cut footage together and are just looking for an app to trim one clip, then VidTrim Pro is perfect. You can also add effects, trim frame by frame, and extract audio.
7. Vizzywig (iOS, £20.99)
There are plenty of features available on this app worthy of its high price tag, primarily the ability to edit while filming and connect to up to 16 other iOS devices via Wi-Fi to perform multi-camera recording.
8. Splice (iOS, free - £2.49)
With Splice you can add tracks from your iPod library and perform basic visual effects such as slow motion, and more importantly, edit video easily. If you can live with the adverts, then you can purchase it for free, otherwise it will set you back £2.49 – not bad if you ask us.
9. Cute Cut (iOS, free)
Ideal for the artistic editor, Cute Cut has the tools to let you draw directly onto a film. It also boasts several other features such as PiP and the functionality to add six types of media (photo, text etc.) into one movie.
10. Cinefy (iOS, free)
If you’re on the lookout for an app that’s more about effects than editing, then Cinefy is a good purchase, complete with over 100 FX options. You can also add titles and an array of different sounds.