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Best Video Editor Apps for Android and iPhone 2019

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14 Best Video Editor Apps for Android and iPhone free and paid 2017




Mobile phones have gone from being simple pocket sized phones to sophisticated, pocket sized computers. They are now the mobile equivalent of any fully functional desktop or laptop computer. Mobile application development has also grown, taking advantage of the increasingly more powerful built in processors and hardware. Many of these apps also replicate the desktop versions.

With touchscreen technology came the redesign of mobile phones and perhaps the most popular development of all was the camera. Photo and video editor apps are now capable of handling all our creative, digital, media needs.

There are thousands if not millions of  apps available with more being developed in an ever growing marketplace. And we can now use many of our favourite apps on our phones, video editor apps, music editor apps, email editors and organisers, edit our docs and PPT files and more.


Many video editor apps now are just slide show editors, and there are hundreds of instant video apps available that will quickly, create a video for you. This post looks at 13 mobile video editor apps, that will give you full control over your editing, effects and final video presentation. These apps are in no particular order but I have saved the best for last.


Video Editor Apps Playlist with Tutorials and Reviews of Apps in this Post.



14 Video Editor Apps for Android and iPhone


Storyboard Composer

Every video should have a story and this excellent app will help you build a complete storyboard for your video or film. Storyboard Composer is a mobile story boarding application. You don’t need to know how to draw, and there is no steep learning curve. With it’s drag and drop features you can have your first story board up and running in a matter of minutes. Other features include, take a picture, add stand ins, add a dolly and movement, record audio, playback and more. Storyboard Composer allows professionals and amateurs to portray their vision to others in an easily controllable and transportable format. Available on the iPhone App Store.


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One of the most popular mobile video editor apps is PowerDirector. Import and edit videos, add effects and titles, and export HD video directly to Facebook or YouTube. PowerDirector’s impressive features include, timeline interface, drag and drop controls, full range of transitions, speed control, freeze frame, colour correction, custom soundtracks and more. The upgrade offers more amazing features such as 360 design tools and vertical video tools. Power Director is a recommended video editor app and with it you can quickly create professional, effect rich videos in minutes. Free version available on Google Play


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Still one of the best, easiest editors to use when you want to quickly edit your footage. iMovie app will let you splice together and merge your shot footage. You can also use it to add titles, music, effects, transitions, voiceovers and photos to your video. iMovie also comes with the standard desktop TV-style templates and movie trailer themes. Plus with the resent Apple kit, iMovie app will even deal with 4K. Available on the App Store. Also check out these free download extra transitions and effects from Geethree.


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Very similar to iMovie in terms of ease of use. FilmoraGo with it’s new updates is an excellent choice for quick and easy editing on your mobile. It also has some impressive features with, speed control and reverse, frame by frame preview, colour tuning, pan and zoom, transitions and effects, plus GIf and 4K support. Free version available on Google Play and App Store.


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For professionals and amateurs KineMaster offers an unprecedented level of control over the mobile editing process. KineMaster is a full-featured professional video editor with some of the best features available. It supports multiple layers of video, images, and text, as well as precise cutting and trimming, multi-track audio, precise volume envelope control, colour LUT filters, 3D transitions, and much more. Kinemaster is certainly recommended and one of the top mobile video editor apps available. Free version available from Google Play Store. 


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Pinnacle Studio

Quickly edit video, audio and photos with this excellent mobile editor. Arrange clips on the Storyboard, make precise edits in the Timeline, and add high-quality transitions, effects and a soundtrack. Pinnacle editing apps support 720p, 1080p, 2K or 4K output. You can easily share your movie or export your project to Pinnacle Studio for desktop and continue editing with even more advanced tools. Available on the App Store.


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LumaFusion is a powerful multi-track video editor app used by mobile journalists, filmmakers and professional video producers to tell compelling video stories. LumaFusion gives you multiple tracks, no rendering, virtually unlimited text layers, multiple keyframe effects, infinite effects for your video clips, and full key-frame animation of all controls. Layer multiple effects with fun and powerful interactive controls. Available on App Store.

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MovieEdit Touch

Magix MovieEdit Touch can be used to editor quickly and easily. Basic editing features will let you remove unwanted scenes, cut and arrange video clips plus add your favourite sounds. Features include alter brightness, contrast and colours in less-than-perfect recordings, transitions and effects. Free version and upgrade available on Google Play.

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AdobePremier Clip

This is really an introduction to the full Adobe Premier Pro. Premier Clip will let you drag and drop clips and photos in the order that you like, trim out the parts you don’t want, and add visual polish with lighting adjustments, transitions, and slow motion effects. You can also add visual interest to static images by applying a slow, subtle zoom. Your final video will course export seamlessly to Premier Pro. Free version available on Google Play and App Store.

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GoPro Quik

Quik is a polished app that will analyse your footage and help you find the best moments using smart edit. You can import video and photos from your Gallery, Albums, Google Photos, Facebook, or GoPro. Customise your story with text, filters, music, trim, crop, transitions, effects and overlays. Quik will also edit your video to the beat of your soundtrack. A recommended choice from video editor apps for quick video editing. Free version available on Google Play and App Store.

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MovieMaker Filmmaker

Another quick editor & movie maker with filters, and animation vfx effects. MovieMaker Filmmaker offers intuitive video editing tools, all you need to do is tap to add and change animation effects. Other features include, trim, crop and reorder to set focal points, motion track animation effects, video filter
s, moving effects like lens flares, light leaks, film effects and light overlays, text overlays, and sound effects. Free on Play Store


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There are some very straightforward video editor apps and VideoPad is great for quick, and easy editing.VideoPad Editor is designed to be intuitive so anyone can use the app. It comes with a good selection of transitions and effects and is available for all platforms. Free on Google Play and App Store.


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CuteCut’s robust and intuitive drawing feature will let you create one-of-a-kind movies and provide the utilities of a common video editor. With CuteCut you can draw movies, and you can draw on movies with their picture in picture feature! CuteCut’s powerful, easy-to-use editing features put you in control, allowing you to make quality videos that are different from your standard video. (their words not mine) Free version available on Google Play and App Store.

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Of all the video editor apps, Filmmaker Pro has the most exceptional features. These include unlimited video clips, audio tracks, voiceovers, and text overlays. Colour coded timeline view making it easy to distinguish and manage assets such as repositioning. Filmmaker Pro also features, trim, split, or duplicate video clips, adjust video playback speed for a super slow motion or fast motion effect, realtime filters, video grading, brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, and white balance. Plus, pan, pinch and rotate, and resize, text. Fade in/out option, separate colour categories for both the foreground and the background, 4K video support and much more. But the best part about Filmmaker Pro is it’s advanced integrated Video recorder (below) which is unlike any other editor and it’s Free on App Store only.


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Unfortunately Filmmaker Pro is only available for the iPhone, but if anyone knows of any app for Android with similar features I would really like to know. Please leave a link in comments. There are some great apps here and if you’re anything like me, I just have to try them all out for functionality and user friendliness.

Video editor apps have certainly moved forward in the last few years. If you are looking to up your editing game, then you should be looking at the editors that give you full control over your video. The instant video and share apps just take the whole creativity process and fun out of making your video.

If you would like to find more free Video Editor programs check out our Free Video Editor post. If there are any more apps you can add to this list please leave your comments.

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