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Top Ten Glitch Art Video Editing Apps

If you are a fan of electronic, noise and other experimental genres of music that emerged in the early and mid-1990s, then you probably already know what Glitch art is. Those of you who are a bit younger and don’t know the VJ-ing scene well, have probably encountered glitch art through music videos released by bands like The Glitch Mob or Gorrilaz. Even though intentionally creating glitches and distortions that look like they were caused by hardware malfunction used to be a complex and highly technical process, video editing apps that appeared on the market in the last couple of years have made this video technique almost automatic. If you would like to create glitch art, but you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place because in this article we are going to take you through ten best glitch art video editing apps.

10 Best Glitch Art Video Editing Apps for iOS and Android-based Devices

Beside, stunning glitch art effects, nearly all apps we featured in this article are also equipped with powerful video editing tools you can use to manipulate the footage you’ve captured with your phone in any way you want. So, let’s take a look at some of the best glitch art video editing apps for iOS and Android devices. 

1. GlitchFX

Price: Free, but offers in-app purchases

Compatibility: iOS

Making music videos with the GlitchFX app is fun and easy since you only have to pick a video you’d like to edit from your phone’s camera roll, choose the song you’d like to use as a soundtrack and apply a VHS, Glitch or any other visual effect you like. The app also features Cut and Trim tools that let you remove all parts of the selected video you don’t want to include in the final cut of your glitch art video. GlicthFX’s file sharing capabilities present you with a number of options as you can post your latest creations on Musical.ly, Facebook, YouTube, and other popular social networks directly from the app. The only downside is that you have to make in-app purchases in order to be able to use all the VHS and glitch effects the app has to offer.

2. Glitch Video Effects

Price: Free, but contains ads

Compatibility: Android

If you are a fan of vaporwave aesthetics and you like making experimental mind-bending videos, then this Android-based app might the right choice for you. The app lets you capture glitch photos and videos in real time, so you can see how your images are going to look like even before you press the record button. There are more than a hundred trippy and glitch video effects you can choose from that enable you to recreate some vintage styles of videos or make unique videos with hallucinogenic colors. When done experimenting, you can share your Glitch art videos with your friends on social media with a single tap.

3. Groovo

Price: Free

Compatibility: Android, iOS

Groovo is a community of likeminded people where you can discover new content on a daily basis and find inspiration for your own work. This AI-powered app grants you access to huge music and visual effects libraries, which enables you to create stunning music videos effortlessly. Groovo also features basic video editing tools, so you can remove all parts of the audio or video files you don’t want to share with your friends on social media. What’s more, all the videos you create with Groovo are going to be watermark-free, but you shouldn’t expect too much from this app in terms of its video editing capabilities.

4. Glitché

Price: $0,99, offers in-app purchases

Compatibility: iOS

Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner or Travis Scott are just a few among countless celebrities who are already using this app to take photos or capture videos. Glitché offers a rich selection of real-time photo and video filters you can control even while you’re still recording. There are more than 30 creative tools that let you create VHS style videos or make digital glitches in just a few simple taps, and if you want to edit your photos and videos with a more powerful software you can export your projects to Adobe Creative Cloud. However, you are going to have to make a few in-app purchases if you want to have access to all of the app’s features.

5. HYPERSPECTIVE

Price: Free, but offers in-app purchases

Compatibility: iOS

There is so much more you can do with this app, besides creating glitch art, because even the free version HYPERSPECTIVE offers a powerful mirroring system and a rich selection of visual effects. In order to be able to record videos for your Instagram stories, you must upgrade to the paid version of the app that lets you capture HD videos and adjust their bitrate. In addition, the app suggests the content you can use as a source of inspiration for your work, so you can never run out of the ideas for your next video. HYPERSPECTIVE’s exporting capabilities, however, leave much to be desired for. 

6. Glitch Wizard

Price: $1,99

Compatibility: iOS

The app offers more than thirty glitches you can use to create different styles of glitch art videos. You can try out different options and once you get the result you like you can export it as a GIF or a short video. However, Glitch Wizard doesn’t offer video editing options, so there isn’t much more you can do with it other than experiment with different glitches. Even so, this app is an excellent choice for all glitch video artists in need of a creative tool that lets them produce amazing visuals effortlessly. Adding the glitchwizard hashtag to your creations can help you become one of the app’s featured artists.

7. Glitch!

Price: Free, but offers in-app purchases

Compatibility: Android

Even though Glitch! is primarily a photo editing app, you can still use it to generate both GIF and MP4 animations. All you have to do in order to create a glitch photo is to select a picture from your phone’s gallery, upload it into the app and choose an effect you like the most. Afterward, you just have to set the X and Y values that determine how many errors your picture is going to contain and proceed to share it on social media. Keep in mind that some of the app’s advanced features have to be purchased before you can use them to create your artwork.

8. InShot

Price: Free, but offers in-app purchases

Compatibility: Android, iOS

This a powerful photo and video editing app that features a range of tools that enable you to make professional-looking videos. InShot also has a rich visual effects library that contains the Glitch effect, so if you want to make glitch art with this app you simply have to import a video you’d like to edit and apply this effect to it. All videos you create with the free version InShot are going to be watermarked and you will also have to purchase the Transition Pack – Glitch that costs $3,99 if you want to create glitch videos with this app on a constant basis.

9. Glitch Cam – Video Effects

Price: Free, but offers in-app purchases

Compatibility: iOS

Recording glitch art masterpieces is going to become so easy if you install the Glitch Cam because this app provides you with a ridiculous amount of effects you can combine in real time. In addition to stunning glitch effects, the app is also equipped with a VHS Camcorder that lets you make vintage videos that look like they’re recorded in the late 1980s or early 1990s. The best part is that you can export all your creations in full HD resolution and share them to your favorite social networks directly from the app in just a few quick taps.

10. KineMaster

Price: Free, but offers in-app purchases

Compatibility: iOS, Android

Before you can start creating a glitch video with KineMaster, you must first install the Anaglyph Slide effect from the app’s Asset Store. Once the effect is installed, you can import the file you’d like to edit and proceed to make cuts, apply transitions or add a voiceover. When you complete all other video editing actions, you should head over to the Effects menu in order to apply the Anaglyph Slide effect to the video. You can then adjust the effect’s settings by assigning new Angle, Speed and Distance values and that’s it you’ve created a glitch video with KineMaster.

Conclusion

Exploring the options that the glitch art video editing apps provide is, above all else a lot of fun, because you can try out different effects and share the results with your friends on social media. Which glitch art video editing app for iOS and Android-based devices do you like to use the most? Leave a comment below and share your opinions with us.

Apr 25,2019 12:00 pm
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