Practical Ecommerce

14 Video Editing Apps for Smartphones

Merchants now have a variety of tools to shoot and edit creative product videos entirely from a smartphone.

Here is a list of video editing apps for your smartphone. There are feature-rich video editors to mix and style commercial videos. There are also apps to create and share quick mobile video stories on social networks, such as Vine and Instagram. All of these video editors are either free or very inexpensive.

Video Editing Apps

Vine. Vine is an app to create 6-second looping videos. Create stop-motion animated videos by recording a sequence of short clips, which Vine will compile once the six seconds are completed. Share the video on Vine, Twitter and Facebook. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.

Instagram. Instagram now allows users to create fifteen second videos. Record multiple clips to create a montage. After recording a video, apply a variety of filters. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.

YouTube Capture. YouTube Capture offers easy, fast recording. Make videos pop with automatic color correction, stabilization, trimming, and music tracks. Upload to YouTube, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter simultaneously. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

iMovie. Make HD movies and publish directly to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and more. Tap to add video, photos, music, and sound effects. Choose from a selection of themes, titles, transitions, and music. Available on iOS. Price: $4.99.

Vyclone. Vyclone is a collaborative app to mix footage from multiple sources. Let Vyclone synchronize and edit multiple angles, or remix your own cut. Ideal for footage of customers with a product in action. Available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Price: Free.

ReelDirector. ReelDirector is an easy-to-use editing app with titles and effects. Splice, trim, and split video clips with a scrollable timeline. Record soundtrack and insert transitions. Available on iOS. Price: $1.99.

Splice. Splice together high-definition photos and videos. Add music tracks from your iPod library, sound effects, transitions, borders, effects (like “Ken Burns,” slow motion, and fast forward), trim video and audio, narrate with your own voice, and more. Available on iOS. Price: $3.99.

VideoGrade. VideoGrade is a fast, easy-to-use color-grading tool. Whether you want to radically change the look of your videos or subtly enhance them, VideoGrade has the tools you need. Available on iOS. Price: $4.99.

Cute CUT. Cute CUT provides the utilities of a common video editor, as well as an assortment of tools to add style. It features drag and drop editing, tools to draw directly on images, borders, gradients, and transitions. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

Montaj. Montaj is a creative storytelling tool to share moments. Shoot clips with your iPhone, then shake to edit clips, add a filter and a song. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

Magisto. Magisto analyzes your videos and photos, adds your chosen music, themes, and effects, and splices them together. Easily share movies to Facebook timeline, Twitter, email and YouTube. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.

Video Edit. Video Edit is a simple and straightforward app for fast editing and rendering on iOS. With no-nonsense features and a sleek, minimal design, Video Edit offers effortless, mobile video editing. Available on iOS. Price: $2.99.

HighlightCam. HighlightCam allows users to automatically edit movies from their smartphones. Select your favorite pictures and videos, then HighlightCam edits them together with music and special effects. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.

Lapse It. Lapse It is an app for capturing time-lapse and stop motion videos. It features a fast render engine up to 1080p (a high definition mode), assorted filters, customizable frame rate, and video trimmer. Share directly to YouTube, Facebook, and more. Available on Android and iOS. Price: Free.