5 Android Video Editors You Should Try for Better Home Movies

Shooting videos have always been an integral part of the Android experience. Videos have been included in cellphones even before Android or iOS came along, but it has always been a tricky proposition. In the beginning, the videos were jerky with low resolution. When more powerful cell phone cameras came along, these were all edited on the desktop. No amount of repair and upgrade at your cell phone repair shop can help with the videos.

At the same time, a lot of videos were shot in portrait (or tall) mode. What happens is that when you watch it on a screen, there is a lot of black areas on the side which show nothing. This limitation has since been embraced as a feature and has been taken for granted by the general populace. Cell phone issue problems like the above will never truly go away, as people continue to hold their cameras that way when taking videos. They can also have cell phone cradles which are usually oriented tall instead of wide.

The only stuff that can be done is to resolve the orientation when editing the video. This is where another problem comes in. Video editing is a processor intensive activity which would tax cell phones to their limits. Considering the power required, serious video editing is usually only done on workstation class machines, or in powerful notebooks. Video editing then using cell phones would require a lot of compromises. It is not enough that a cell phone has a large microSD card or a large RAM, the processor is also a lot weaker than those found on desktops.

Nonetheless, the following are 5 of the best video editing apps for Android.

  1. Adobe Premiere Clip

Adobe Premiere is considered the best video editing program on the desktop. It has taken them too long to create a video editor for smartphones. The Adobe Premiere Clip is nowhere near the capabilities of Premiere; this was a compromise. Premiere Clip is not supposed to be as powerful, but it does aim to provide a great user experience. It automates a lot of the tools and has preset for the effects and transitions. As a quick and dirty tool for the smartphone, it does its job well. The genuine part about the app is that you can share the video, or you can send it to the desktop for more polish with the use of Premiere.

  1. Magisto

Strictly speaking, Magisto is not a video editing software. What it does is it can automatically create a music video from the video clips and images that you choose. It simply takes three easy steps: choose your videos and images, pick a soundtrack, and finally, add a title. All the task is done by the app. If you don’t like it, try again, by rearranging the pictures and videos, add some more, or delete some from the sequence. It’s so easy to use, that you can keep on repeating the process until you get something you like.

  1. FilmoraGo

FilmoraGo is one of the most powerful video editing apps on smartphones. It has the basic editing features, including cut, trims and render in square format for Instagram or 16:9 for YouTube. It can also do reverse video, as well as transitions, soundtrack, overlays, and others. Best of all, it is free. It does have paid features, which you can get through the app. However, the basic features are great and make this a good choice if you want a portable video editor for your phone.

  1. KineMaster

Another full-featured video editing tool, KineMaster has a multitrack timeline along with drag-n-drop support. Unlike other video editing apps for the cell phone, this one also supports multiple video formats. It also has other strong features which are usually only found in full-featured video editing tools on the desktop. It is a powerful tool, with added features to improve video quality, including transitions, overlay texts, and voice overs.

  1. Fun image

Another video creation tool which automatically creates videos and professional slideshow, with added soundtracks. It has more than 30 video effects, and it has the facility for some editing of the content. Also, it can also share the output to social media sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

The above apps are some of the easiest to use and the most powerful in their class. Making videos should not be limited to just shooting them. It is also an enjoyable task to be able to edit the videos or to create music videos or slideshows with the pictures. There is also the sense of fulfillment you get once you are able to finish a video, complete with a soundtrack, text and titles, transitions and overlays. If you cannot get your videos to edit, you might need to go to your nearest iPhone repair shop for assistance.