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Top 11 Best Video Editing Apps for iPhone

Videography is an art, whether done professionally or just for fun. It includes many phases from pre-production to post-production and video editing is one of its important aspects. It is a gamechanger, as most of the mistakes done during production can be fixed in editing.

 Video editing is done on large scale for film industries which require expensive and powerful computers but we won't about them now. As video editing doesn't only depend on powerful softwares and expensive computers, Skills play a vital role in video editing. A skilled artist on a mobile phone can create better content than a beginner with an expensive PC.

 Therefore, here we will talk about small-scale editing which can be done on mobile phones and especially iPhones. Considering iPhones as they are one of the most common devices used by vloggers and small filmmakers. As a mobile video editor, you can edit your clips anywhere you want. Therefore editing videos on a go is quite important. So we have selected some top iPhone video editors for you which are as following:

  • Filmora Go

- Free iPhone Video Editors

  • Adobe Premiere Rush
  • CapCut
  • iMovie
  • GoPro-Quik
  • VN Video Editor

- Paid iPhone Video Editors

  • Kinemaster
  • Power Director
  • LumaFusion
  • InShot
  • VivaCut

Filmora Go:

It is available on IOS and Android both.

Apart from having a professional video editor for PC, Wondershare has also introduced a video editor for mobile phones. Filmora Go is an amazing video editor, with many cool features such as chroma key, mask, keyframing, blending, e.t.c. It is fast and easy to use with built-in effects, transitions, and presets to speed up the editing process. It is a paid video editor but you can try it for free, free trial includes most of the features but it leaves a watermark on export.

~Features:

  • Has speed curves for smooth speed ramping.
  • Supports multiple images and video layers.
  • Have many presets and filters for fast pace editing.
  • Have cool features like chroma key, masking, keyframing, e.t.c.
  • Supports "Pixabay's" stock library.

~Cons:

  • Its UI doesn't support editing in landscape orientation.
  • It doesn't support 4k video resolution.
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video-editor-iphone

~Steps:

Import: Open Filmora Go, Click "New project" to start a new project, or Choose the previous one from the "Draft" portion. Select videos or images to import to your timeline. Hold and drag the clip to change its arrangement.

Edit: You can add text, effects, stickers, layers, e.t.c. by clicking their icon, present on the bar at the bottom.

Click the "PiP" icon to add image or video layers, you also can add multiple layers.

Select a clip to edit it. Different editing tools appear on the bottom bar. Here you can change its opacity, its speed, or add animations.

Effects: Click the "Effects" icon to open the effects menu. Select an effect to apply to your clip.

Click the white box between two clips to add transitions.

Export: Click the "Export" button to export your file. Select your desired resolution and frame rate to export your clip.

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video-editor-iphone

Some Free iPhone Video Editors:

If you do video editing rarely or do just basic video editing then it is useless to purchase paid video editors. Even if you are a content creator but tight on budget or new to this field, you can use free video editing softwares and save your cash for other pieces of equipment.

So, here we have mentioned some free video editors for you. Some of these are quite powerful and can do advanced editing while others are simple but easy to use.

Adobe Premiere Rush:

It is available on IOS and Android both.

Whether you are a beginner or a content creator using mobile phones or PCs for editing, you may have heard of Adobe softwares. It is a computer software company which makes powerful softwares for different purposes. Like premiere pro, they have designed a compact version for phones named "Premiere Rush". It is a free video editor that has all the tools needed for video editing, from video effects to color grading and audio editing. Its UI is a bit similar to PC video editors. It is a free video editor with no watermarks. Although it takes some time to understand it. But once mastered, you can do editing quickly.

~Features:

  • It is a free video editor with no watermark.
  • It supports up to 4K resolution at 60fps.
  • You can extract audio and can do voiceover directly from the software.
  • It has hundreds of filters, overlays, and title designs.
  • It has basic color grading tools.
  • It also has a motion tracking feature. (in Paid version)
  • It supports multiple audio, video, and text layers.
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video-editor-iphone

~Cons:

  • It only runs on high-end devices. ( It is not supported in most mid-range phones)
  • Not suitable for beginners. Its UI is quite hard to understand.
  • Doesn't have common features like the chroma key, masking, e.t.c.
video-editor-iphone

~Price:

Its Premium version is available for 9.99/month. It includes some premium features. Or you can purchase the "All Apps Bundle" at $54.99/month for the annual plan.

CapCut:

It is available on IOS and Android both.

If you are looking for a free but good video editor to help you edit videos on the go, then you should get your hands on CapCut. It is a free mobile video editing software with many interesting features like keyframing, chroma-key, masking e.t.c. It also supports video and image layers. It has one of the best speed ramping features among other mobile video editors. It provides curves to smoothly speed ramp your clips. It can edit landscape, portrait, and even square video formats. It has many amazing effects and filters, it also has some stock clips.

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video-editor-iphone

~Features:

  • It is completely free and has no watermarks.
  • It supports up to 4K video resolution.
  • Has curves for speed ramping.
  • Has keyframes for animation.
  • It has hundreds of effects, overlays, and titles.
video-editor-iphone
video-editor-iphone

~Cons:

  • Its UI doesn't support editing in landscape orientation.
  • Lacks some common editing tools.

iMovie:

It is available on IOS and Mac.

iMovie is a free video editing software designed by apple for their flagship products. It is simple and easy to use. It has all the basic editing tools to enhance your video like crop, trim, transitions, effects, e.t.c. It also has a speed ramping feature which let you change the speed at different points of a clip. It's AI mode "Magic Movie" lets you select clips and a style and software will make the final product for you.

Its "Storyboards" mode is a creative way of learning production and post-production skills. It lets you choose a theme from many famous Genres available, then it will guide you through the production process like capturing footage, arranging your shots, and creating cinematic titles to enhance your story.

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video-editor-iphone

~Features:

  • It is free and easy to use.
  • Let you do speed ramping.
  • Supports Raw files.
  • It's AI mode creates videos for you on its own.
  • The "Storyboarding" feature helps you through the production process.
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video-editor-iphone

~Cons:

  • It only works on ios and Mac.
  • Not suitable for professional projects.

GoPro - Quik:

It is available on IOS and Android and windows also.

It is a free and easy-to-use software designed by GoPro. It can edit clips of your GoPro or any other device. It is a quick and easy way to enhance your clips before posting them on any social platform. It can do basic edits like trim, rotate, color correction, e.t.c. It can also make amazing speed ramps by changing the speed of different parts of the clip (available in the premium version only). It doesn't produce any watermarks. Although its premium version unlocks more features like speed ramping, more themes, and unlimited backup space.

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video-editor-iphone

~Features:

  • Its free version doesn't leave a watermark.
  • It is simple and easy to use.
  • Can do basic color correction.
  • Have pre-made themes for faster editing.
  • Change the speed at different parts of the video to create smooth speed ramps. (Available in the premium version.)
  • Has a free version with limited tools for basic editing.
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~Cons:

  • It lacks advanced tools therefore not suitable for large projects.
  • Its free version has many limitations.

~Price: Its subscription is available at $1.99/month or at discount for an annual subscription having $9.99/year.

VN Video editor:

It is available on IOS and Android, Windows, and Mac.

If you are looking for a video editor, which let you do fast but quality edits, then "VN video editor" is the right choice for you. It is free and easy-to-use software with many useful features like transitions, effects, speed ramps, PiP, chroma-key, keyframing, e.t.c. It supports different aspect ratios for all your social platforms.

It also has pre-made templates to speed up your editing process. Its Story mode let you manage your production and post-production work easily. It also has overlay mode, which can make awesome slide shows for you.

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video-editor-iphone

~Features:

  • It is free software with no watermark.
  • It supports up to 4K resolution at 60fps.
  • Supports multi-layer editing.
  • Have keyframing curves to create smooth animations.
  • Have speed curves for smooth speed ramping.
  • Its Story mode let you manage your production work easily.
  • Can extract audio from a video file.
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video-editor-iphone

~Cons:

  • Its UI doesn't support editing landscape orientation.
  • Its free version has limitations of creating max 100 projects.

~Price:

Its Premium version is available for $3.9/month or $20.9/year.

Some Paid iPhone Video Editors:

If you want to move forward and get your hands on these paid softwares to try new features then you should buy these paid softwares. As most of these softwares are quite affordable but they pack the punch. And some of them can give you more in return than your investment. Then what are you waiting for? go and try them yourself.

Kinemaster:

It is available on IOS and Android both.

If you want to do more than just trimming and cropping to your videos then you should try Kinemaster. For editors, who want to do some advanced-level video editing on their phone, then you must have Kinemaster on your phone. It is a paid software, which is packed with many useful features. It has many video and audio effects. It also has an amazing audio editor. It also has many title designs and basic color correction tools. It has hundreds of effects and transitions + more can be downloaded from its asset store. Its UI is suitable for beginners and content creators both. It is a paid software, but all its features are completely free to use, but the free version leaves a watermark on export.

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video-editor-iphone

~Features:

  • It supports up to 4K resolution at 60fps. (depending on mobile configuration)
  • Have amazing features like chroma key, keyframing, blend e.t.c
  • Has built-in audio and video recorder.
  • Supports multiple texts and video layers with different resolutions depending on the capability of the mobile phone.
  • Has UI like a PC video editor and supports landscape orientation for editing.
  • Have an asset store with 100s of free effects, transitions, and stock material.
video-editor-iphone
video-editor-iphone

~Cons:

  • Can't export 4K videos on most devices.
  • Can't apply keyframes and chroma key to the main video. (can be done on layers only)

~Price:

Its Premium version is available for $4.9/month or $39.9/year. It also includes all the premium assets.

Power Director:

It is available on IOS and Android both.

It is a paid but quite advanced video editor available for androids and IOS both. Like its PC version mobile version is also packed with many great features. It is compact and easy to use. It supports multiple video and audio layers. Have many cool filters and transitions. Can also do basic color corrections. To complete post-production work it also has audio editing tools and effects. It also has hundreds of title designs. Its UI is easy to use and supports both portrait and landscape orientation for editing. Most of its features can be used for free with a watermark on export. To remove the watermark you need to purchase the premium version.

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video-editor-iphone

~Features:

  • It supports up to 4K resolution at 60fps. (compatible on most devices)
  • Supports both Portrait and Landscape orientation for editing.
  • Supports Key framing and video stabilization also.
  • Supports multiple audio and video layers.
  • Can edit videos in different aspect ratios.
  • Have a vast stock library.
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video-editor-iphone

~Cons:

  • Can't export 4K videos on many devices.
  • Can apply keyframing and chroma key to layers only.
  • Software lags sometimes.

~Price:

Its Premium version is available for $4.9/month or $29.9/year.

LumaFusion:

It is available on IOS and Mac (with an m1 processor).

If you are a content creator and want to do professional-level video editing on your phone then you should get your hands on "LumaFusion". It is of the most powerful and advanced video editors designed for a mobile phone. But it only works on iPhones and iPads. It is a multi-track video editor with many useful features like the Chroma key, keyframing, color grading, and color LUTs. Have powerful color grading tools and an audio editor. It also has a lock and load stabilizer. You have to purchase the software before using it. It doesn't have any free version to try.

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Credits: Pic by Luma touch website.

~Features:

  • It supports up to 4K video resolution at a max of 240 fps.
  • Can also edit and export 360 videos.
  • Have powerful color correction tools. You can also import your own color LUTs.
  • Supports Keyframing on almost all the editing tools within the software.
  • You can add some third-party audio plugins.
  • Supports up to 6 audio and video layers.
  • Have "Storyblock" stock library. (Many of its contents are free to use)
  • Supports external monitor for display.
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Credits: Pic by Luma touch website.

~Cons:

  • Not available for Android devices.
  • Being an advanced software, it doesn't have masking and speed ramping features.
  • Doesn't have a free version to try on.

~Price:

It is available for purchase at $29.99.

InShot:

It is available on IOS and Android both.

If you are new to video editing and want to do simple editing tasks then this software can be the right choice for you. It is simple and easy to use. Apart from just trimming and arranging your clips, it also has some cool features like speed ramping, chroma-key, mask e.t.c. It also has an HSL color grading tool. You can add multiple layers as PiP. It is a paid software but you can try it for free with the watermark on export.

video-editor-iphone
video-editor-iphone

~Features:

  • It supports up to 4K resolution at 60fps.
  • Its UI is beginner-friendly.
  • Have some advanced color correction and grading tools.
  • Supports multiple images and video layers as PiP.
  • Have features like a mask, chroma key, and blend for layers.
  • Can edit videos in different aspect ratios.
  • Have speed curves for smooth speed ramping.
video-editor-iphone
video-editor-iphone

~Cons:

  • Doesn't have advanced tools.
  • Its UI doesn't support editing landscape orientation.

~Price:

It has 3 diff purchase plans. you can get its subscription for $3.9/month or $14.99/year. or you can purchase the software for lifetime at $34.99.

VivaCut:

It is available on IOS and Android both.

Almost every mobile video editor wished for doing PC-like video editing on their phone, but that was not possible due to software limitations and device compatibility. But now you can create PC-like videos on your phone through "VivaCut". It is a paid software that is packed with many advanced features. Like 3D transform, overlay, Effects, Masking, e.t.c. It has one of the best color correction and grading tools among other mobile video editors. It has advanced keyframing and curve paths that can make splendid animations. It also supports multi-layer video editing. It also has a Grouping tool that let you combine several clips and texts into a single clip for easy editing. It also lets you import your presets. It is a paid software but you can try it for free with the watermark on export.

video-editor-iphone
video-editor-iphone

~Features:

  • It supports multi-layer editing.
  • Supports keyframing curves and 3D transform.
  • Have advanced color correction and grading tools.
  • Can Group multiple clips for easy editing.
  • Let you import your presets.
  • Can edit videos in different aspect ratios.
  • Have an "FX plugin" library with many special effects that can be customized also.
video-editor-iphone
video-editor-iphone

~Cons:

  • It doesn't support 4K resolution.
  • Its UI doesn't support editing landscape orientation.
  • It lags and crashes sometimes.

~Price:

Its premium version is available at $4.99/month or $19.99/year.

Which Should I Choose Free or Paid Video Editing Apps for iPhone:

If you do video editing once in a while or you don't do more than just trimming and cropping then you shouldn't purchase a paid video editing software. Because there are free video editors that can get your job done and even more than that. But if you are a content creator who doesn't want to do editing on PCs or laptops, then you can get these paid video editors for your iPhone. These softwares are quite affordable and worthy of your investment. Some are cheaper than others. You can purchase the one, which meets your budget or fulfills your needs.

And if you are a beginner but want to move forward in this field then you should try free versions of these paid softwares. Select the one, which you are comfortable working on and once you are satisfied with the software then you can purchase its premium version.

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