We are currently living in a world driven by content. Be it a music producer or an actor, content is what brings the cash home. All of the aspects are amalgamated by an editor. And that’s why you are here – to pick one from the best video editing apps for your Android device. But, the process till the editing room isn’t all that simple. There’s a method that needs to be followed which takes place in two parts – Pre-production and Post-production. The pre-part has the writers, directors, actors, etc. sweating while the pro-part is dependant on the creative, behind-the-camera individuals. One of the aspects, as we know, is editing.
No matter how much of a great job an actor has done, if the editing is execrable, the film will lose its shine.
now, we know you aren’t here to make a full-fledged film. Today, YouTube and Instagram have become a substitute for the 9-to-5 job that we all love to hate. Vlogging, as the term is referred to, involves a YouTuber dispersing information using video. Or simply, video blogs! So, the people who daily create content for a living, travel a lot and either use their smartphone camera (or cameras) or a DSLR to shoot the videos. Those who fit the former category need an all-rounder video editor that lets them edit their content on-the-go, with a lot of necessary features baked in. Well, nothing is perfect and that rule applies to the apps we use as well.
If you are new to the whole ‘video-editing-on-the-go’ and are confused as to which application to choose from the thousands available on the Google Play Store, fret not! We have curated a list of 10 best video editing apps for Android smartphones that might suffice your editing needs. Be it feature filmmaking from your Android smartphone or for your vlogs, you might find ‘the one editor’ amongst the below-outlined editing applications. So, let’s jump right in!
Best Video Editing Apps for Android
1. InShot – Video Editor & Video Maker
2. Adobe Premiere Rush
3. Action Director
8. Vlogit – Video Editor made for Vloggers
1. InShot – Video Editor & Video Maker
InShot tops our list of video editing apps for the sheer amount of features. I personally love this editing app and have used it in the past as well. The app is free and houses basic features like trimming, cutting, and cropping the video. But there’s more to InShot than meets the eye. The app offers myriads of filters and effects, like glitch effect or stops motion, to give your video a professional yet attractive.
Apart from filters and effects, the app easily lets you tweak the video’s brightness, contrast, shadows, highlights, etc. Just that? Nope, you can make your own combination and make customized video filters and effects. Those into presenting life in fast or slow motion can do so. Inform your audiences with the help of proper text with tonnes of fonts, glitch effect, stop motion. You can export your videos in 720, 1080, or even 4K. So, edit that perfect shot by downloading the app from the link given below.
- Edit videos for YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok, IGTV, Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp, Twitter, etc.
- No crop video maker.
- Background color and video blur editor.
- Add InShot featured free music, Vlog music or use your own music.
- Speed up videos or add slow motion.
2. Adobe Premiere Rush
Now, we don’t speak about content creation without Adobe. If you are into content creation, you might have used any of Adobe’s services which have set the bar for making and refining the content. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Adobe’s Premiere Rush lands second on our list. Adobe Premiere Rush is one of the Best Video Editing Apps for Android that is available for free on Google Play Store. If you’ve used Premiere Pro or Rush on a personal computer, you can not adjust with any other video editors, especially when it comes to editing on a phone.
Expect pro-quality video editing with the tools that are unparalleled. Adobe Premiere Rush boasts of editing as an easy task with the help of multiple layers that houses your video, audio, graphics, and photos. Moreover, with a simple drag-and-drop fashion, any of the said media can be moved in no time. If you don’t have any footage to edit, Premiere Rush lets you directly shoot videos natively. There are tonnes of customizable built-in templates that keep you in control of the font, colors, etc.
The only caveat of this app is that the free version only lets you export three videos; for the full premium experience, you need to upgrade which will set you back for $9.99/₹850 per month. So, download this app from the link given below and don’t rush that editing.
- Multitrack timeline, just like Premiere Pro.
- Built-in camera functionality.
- Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence.
- 100 free motion graphics templates.
- Arrange media by dragging and dropping.
The app lives up to its name – ActionDirector lets you be the editor in charge while editing challenging footages. Developed by Cyberlink.com, this editor is a simple recommendation for the features it packs in a 34MB application size. This app brings native video shooting right at your fingertips so that you can begin editing without any delay. To add all the shine to your video, ActionDirector lets you tweak your video’s brightness, contrast, shadows, and all that jazz. What baffles me about this app is the amount of control you have over editing.
You can cut or trim a video at a precise point, leaving sloppy editing out of the question. There are several video filters that make your videos pop that also gives it a professional look.
To have that smooth segue between two scenes, you get over a dozen of transitions. For those VFX addicts, you can freely edit your footages and give it an immersive look with Chroma Key, and either blue or green screen for editing your background. The usual video collages, uploading edited videos on YouTube-FB exists. You get choices to export your edited videos in 720p, Full-HD 1080p, and even 4K, although the latter two options are available only if you upgrade to the premium version. So, download this app and direct the flow of your footages.
- Splendid video filters.
- Add text and titles.
- Over a dozen transitions.
- Slow-motion and fast motion.
- Share video in Ultra HD 4K.
PowerDirector walks on the same path as ActionDirector as both have been developed by Cyberlink.com. So, what sort of different experience does PowerDirector provide? Well, loads actually. For starters, the app lets you edit your videos in a landscape mode! Halleluyah! Another improvement over ActionDirector is the support for the multi-track option, which is super helpful if your editing style requires more than two tracks to unleash your creativity.
Are you a vlogger who likes their voiceover to be recorded without any hassle? Well, rejoice as PowerDirector lets you add voice-over directly from the app over the desired clip. If having the ability to add plenty of mesmerizing effects means anything to you, this app makes you feel right at home with the myriads of VFX options it provides, including Chroma Key. Make your video more impressive by adding soundtracks that is a roadway an immersive A/V experience.
You can share videos up to 4K resolution directly on YouTube, Facebook & more! Moreover, the app has been updated to support 64-bit which will result in faster video output and improved stability. So, download this app from the Google Play Store and experience the power of editing.
- A sleek timeline editing interface
- Blue screen or green screen.
- FX editing with drag & drop controls.
- Stabilize videos.
- Voice-over & custom soundtrack capabilities.
- Chroma key, Blue screen, green screen available.
Considered to be one of the most powerful video editing apps out there, KineMaster handles the basic tools like – trimming, cutting, cropping your footages. But that’s not why it featured on our list of best editing apps for Android! The app’s unparalleled multi-layer support still makes it a competitor to many of the new editing apps. And by multiple layers, I mean for your videos, images, and effects. So, if you want, you could make small VFX-heavy films, provided the device you are using can take the pressure.
The unbeatable and the most-preferred features include audio filters, chroma key for a great green screen experience, loads of video effects and transitions. Of course, you can’t compare any of the Android video editors to those made for desktops, but KineMaster gets a step closer to being the undisputed video editing app for Android users. It’s also one of the very few early editors which offer a landscape editing experience, which, if I may point out, is lacking even in Adobe Premiere Rush. YouTubers and Vloggers should choose this one before any other editing apps. It’s posh, clean, and a minimal experience that gets the job done.
If, however, you want more features, you can upgrade to the premium version, which costs $4.99 per month. Download this app from the link given below to master your editing skills.
- Multiple layers for videos, images, special effects, text, etc.
- Export 4K 2160p video at 30FPS.
- Blending modes.
- Time-lapse and slow-motion effects.
- Share directly on YouTube, Facebook, Dropbox.
The app which has ‘Film’ in it is bound to turn up on our list of the best video editing apps. FilmoraGo is your conventional editor with all the bells and whistles. And when I say bells and whistles, they are probably the ones that will make your videos stand out. Developed by Wondershare, the app includes the usual tools, like trim, cut, and render. But the features that make it the cherry on the icing is the ability to play in reverse, do square videos with an aspect ratio of 1:1 for Instagram, and 16:9 videos for YouTube specifically.
Pretty much every editing app supports things like slow motion, hyperlapse – FilmoraGo does too. Bring a smooth transition between two different scenes, with, well transitions. Moreover, add any music that you desire, this will elevate your video (and probably the views). Overlays are also a part of this fine editing app. You can get all these experiences for free but if you wish for more, you can opt for in-app purchases. So, download FilmoraGo and make your vision come true.
- Preview clips in real-time.
- Stylish FilmoraGo themes.
- 1:1 & 16:9 aspect ratios supported.
- Create reverse videos.
- Overlays & Filters add oomph to your videos.
Quik is the new kid on the block. Ok, not so new, but it’s relatively new amongst the existing competition. This can be counted as one of its pros. Newer generation means newer features, and boy does this app live up to that expectation! But let me tell you that this is not your desktop-editing replacement, none of the apps on our list are, but Quik is simpler in terms of the overall feel and the features. It is no Adobe Premiere Rush or PowerDirector but sometimes, all we need is a bit of simplicity.
The app works by letting you choose up to 50 photos and videos to be added to the app. Quik then interprets and produces a short video created from the combination of media you imported. This is pretty neat, especially for people who just want to merge multiple clips for a friend’s birthday or some function. To make your videos look more exciting, there are about two dozen video styles that let you re-order and customize any of the media. You can choose from more than 100 free songs to add pizzaz to your creation.
Quik lets you export the videos in 720 but there’s an option for the buttery-smooth 60 fps. So, download this app from the link given below to quickly edit your videos.
- Over 23 themes
- Choose a cinema, square or portrait formatting.
- Adjust fonts, filters, and graphics.
- Easily reorder, trim and rotate media.
- Save videos in HD, 1080p, and 60 fps.
8. Vlogit – A free video editor made for Vloggers
A rather wild card entry on this list, Vlogit is exactly how it sounds. Made to be a full-featured mobile video editor, the app specifically targets content creators – Vloggers or YouTubers to be precise. Editing feels like a cakewalk if you can face its learning curve. Vlogit hits three birds with one stone – it is an excellent video editor, it lets you add customizable animated intros, and the ability to create dazzling thumbnails for your YouTube videos. This leaves no room for another app.
Vlogit’s claim of “A powerful video editing application for YouTubers & Vloggers” deems to be true as it doesn’t add any pesky watermark, which in-turn removes the option for a mandatory in-app purchase. In addition, you can edit all of your videos in a single project as there’s no time limit. Neat, right? This exceptional app also grants access to its built-in music library for that content-consuming experience. Oh yes, you can add soundtracks of your choice too!
Add text with unique fonts, drawing tools that will surely make your videos talk of the town! The feature that stuck to me the most is that the changes can be seen in real-time! So, what are you waiting for? Download Vlogit and enjoy sheer editing.
- Customizable animated intros/openers.
- Fabulous YouTube thumbnail designs.
- No watermark.
- Unlimited exports.
- Picture in Picture mode, slow motion/fast motion, dynamic text effects.
VideoShow is a really popular video-editing app. If simplicity is your thing and for some reason, you didn’t like Quik, VideoShow is bound to impress you. An utterly simple video editor, the app lets you do the essential things like – trimming videos, organizing your clips, and adding music. But it isn’t too simple, you can add emojis and texts to your videos. On top of it, VideoShow’s effects will boost your creativity and the editor in you.
VideosShow displays a lot of ads and that can be disabled with in-app purchases, which also adds additional features, but I would suggest you not to! The app is good for uploading content on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. I doubt you’ll be able to make an outstanding YouTube video with this app. If uploading videos on YouTube is your sole purpose, then we have another list for you. Mind you, this app is strictly for those who would want to make videos for a few laughs to share with your friends.
I suggest not to choose this app for making your showreel. Other apps in this list can do so if you wish! But, if you can get past its “simplicity,” then, by all means, download this app from the link given below and show off your amateur editing skills.
- Over 50 elaborate themes.
- Stunning 30+ video filters.
- Create GIFs.
- Zoom in and out.
- Fantastic Materials Center.
- Export video in lossless HD quality.
The last (but not the least) app on our list of best video editing apps for Android lands us on VivaVideo. If you are someone who uploads tonnes on videos on social media platforms, then this app should be your last stop. It’s great for editing short clips. VivaVideo stands out from the other 9 apps in our list as it presents the editor with a storyboard style of editing. It basically means that you have to load clips, edit and trim them as per your requirements and then carry on to the next section.
You get hands-on over 200 video filters that are kind of an overkill for social media. But nonetheless, it will definitely suffice you. The text input is fabulous, which provides full customization. The free version of VivaVideo comes with a watermark along with a time limit on all the videos. Of course, you can make these pesky limitations go away by purchasing the pro version. Download this feature-rich application from the link given below and get a smooth editing experience.
- Create blur backgrounds for your videos.
- Add text to videos.
- Add amazing video effects.
- Export video HD, Full-HD, and 4K.
- Access to a wide music library.
Video editing takes a toll on any device, which requires adequate specs, tons of RAM, loads of storage, and the skills to edit the video. But if you are a vlogger or a nascent YouTuber, affordability comes to the scene. Smartphones have proved time and again that if done properly, multi-tasking can be achieved without a laptop. So, if you are someone who has lots of patience, a decent smartphone, and a solid video editing app, you can get the best results.
Also, ensure that you pack a good video player as, after the export, you will require to check the quality of edited footage or the changes required. I mentioned patience as the speed of the export depends on the phone’s processor. Some of the above-outlined apps are free, free with ads or require the user to purchase a premium version to unlock additional tools. Once you start making a living, you can move onto the premium version. Otherwise, all the listed apps have powerful performance.
Lastly, don’t forget that all the apps provide amazing features of their own. What eventually matters is the skillset of the editor and which application effortlessly achieves that.
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