7 Best Video Editing Apps for iPhone You Can Use

Last Updated: January 13, 2017

iPhones are steadily becoming more powerful, and capable of highly intensive tasks. With that, the camera in these smartphones has also improved to an extent that we can even shoot 4K videos. All these capabilities make iPhones highly capable of handling both shooting videos, and editing them. So, if you’re looking to edit your iPhone videos directly on the phone itself, here are the 7 best video editing apps for iPhone:

1. iMovie

iMovie is a part of Apple’s own suite of products for iOS (and macOS), and is a great video editor app for iPhone that you can try. While you may want to use a more powerful editing software on your Mac, iMovie is more than capable of handling video editing on the iPhone. The app is included with the newer generations of iPhones, and you can use it right out of the box to make some awesome videos directly on your iPhone.

With iMovie, you can import your videos, and photos into projects, and edit them in a highly intuitive environment. You can slice videos, arrange them around on the timeline, and even add transitions (basic ones) to the video. Scrubbing through a project in iMovie is highly intuitive as well: you just drag your finger across the screen.

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You can even add filters, and themes to the project. iMovie will also let you add text overlays, and filters to individual clips in the project.

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All in all, the app is definitely one of the best ways to edit videos on your iPhone, and you should definitely check it out.

Download iMovie from the App Store (Free with newer iPhones, $4.99)

2. Videoshop

Videoshop is a powerful video editor for iPhone, that will let you perform a plethora of operations on your videos. You can record clips directly from within the app, or import them from your camera roll. Once you have done that, you can add text to the clip, add narration, merge multiple clips into one, and a lot more. You can also add tilt shift to the video, and add transitions between multiple clips. The tool is definitely very powerful, and you can perform a lot of manipulations on your videos using Videoshop.

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Once you’re done with the editing, the app compiles the video, and you can add themes, and filters to the finished video, as well as add a title, author name, and much more. The app also offers the ability to export the completed video to Dropbox, Photos, or share on platforms like Vimeo, Instagram, YouTube, and many more.

Download Videoshop from App Store ($1.99, with in-app purchases)

3. Splice

Splice is a video editor from GoPro, the company behind some of the world’s best action cameras. You can import your photos and videos into the app, to edit them into a movie. The way the app works is simple: you just import the videos that you want to edit, and mark the important parts (Hilights, as the app calls them) of the video. You can then add music to the video, and then the app automatically clips the entire video according to the Hilights that you marked.

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You can then crop, add effects and text to the video. You can also change the transitions between two Hilights. Once you’re done with the edits, you can share the video with links, or directly to popular services such as YouTube, Facebook, etc. You can even save the video to your camera roll. The app is a simple, yet powerful video editor that you should definitely try out on your iPhone.

Download Splice from the App Store (Free)

4. Cameo

Cameo is another really good video editor app for iPhone, developed by the folks over at Vimeo. The app offers very basic video editing capabilities, but works really well. The interface is clean, and intuitive, and if you just want to perform a couple of basic edits on your video, Cameo is the perfect option. The app can import photos and videos from the camera roll, and you can easily trim them, add music, themes, and more. You can even adjust the intensity of the theme applied to the video, to get the perfect effect.

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Once you’re done with the editing, you can share the video to Vimeo (if you’re logged in to the app), or you can save it to your camera roll. The app supports exporting videos in 720p, 1080p, and 4K resolutions, as well.

Download Cameo from the App Store (Free)

5. Quik

Quik is another iPhone video editor app from GoPro. With Quik, you can quickly create good looking videos with just a few taps. The app has the option to import photos and videos from the photo library, or your Facebook, or Instagram account. Once you’ve selected the photos and videos you want to edit, you get the option to add Hilights to the video clips (just like in Splice). However, you get the options to change the format between cinema, and square. Also, you can change the background music for the video, as well add a plethora of filters to the video. Quik also has the option to add a title to the video.

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Once you’re done, you can simply save the video, and upload it to Instagram, Facebook, etc. You can even directly share it on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, etc. Obviously, you can add the edited video to your photos library, as well.

Download Quik from the App Store (Free)

6. Video Crop

Video Crop is a video editor app for iPhone that performs only one task – cropping videos. If you have a video that you want to crop, and you want an app that can do it quickly and smoothly, you should definitely check out Video Crop. The interface is very intuitive. You simply choose the video you want to crop, and then you can select the area you want to crop.

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You can crop in free ratio, or you can select a fixed ratio from the top menu. The app also supports custom ratios, so no matter what ratio you want the video to be in, Video Crop has you covered.

Download Video Crop from the App Store (Free, IAP)

7. Magisto

Magisto is a very simple video editor app. With this app, you don’t get any features such as adding text overlays, tilt shifts, etc to your video. However, the charm of this app lies in its simplicity. Within the app, you can import your photos and videos, and choose a theme for the video. There are a number of themes available, such as dance, among many others. Once you’ve done that, you get the option to add music to the video, as well as options to decide how long you want the video to be.

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You can even add a title to the video at this point. Once you’re done, the app automatically starts making the video, and sends a notification when it’s done. You don’t have any extra level of control over the video, but that’s exactly what you may need at times.

Download Magisto from the App Store (Free, with in-app purchases)

SEE ALSO: 6 Best iPhone Camera Apps You Should Use

Easily Edit Videos with these Video Editor Apps for iPhone

The latest iPhones are quite capable of handling video editing, even if you’re editing 4K videos shot with your phone. You can easily use any of these apps to edit your videos, and get the perfect movie to share with the world. So, have you ever wanted to edit videos on your iPhone? If so, what app did you use to do it. Also, if you know of any other app that deserves to be on this list, do let us know about it in the comments section below.

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