It has often been said that the best camera is the one you have with you. For many of us, an iPhone is that camera.
When you’re out and you capture something newsworthy or of interest to your followers you may want to share it out straight away on social media.
If it is happening now and the video has the possibility of going viral you need to get it out fast. It can’t wait till you get home to use a video editing program.
You can “trim” the beginning or end of a video clip with an iPhone’s native capability but you may want to do more — add some text, some music and add your branding before you share it.
That’s why we’re offering the Learn to Shoot and Edit Video workshop again. We know you want to be able to capture and share video on the go. And as Brian Rotsztein says in his book Content Marketing Ideas:
Video publishing is the ultimate medium for visual storytelling.
Cindy Burgess will be our instructor for this workshop as well as adding guest posts on LearnWP from time to time. Cindy has worked in all aspects of the broadcasting industry — both in front of and behind the camera. She currently teaches videography at the college and university level when she’s not running her video production company.
Cindy introduces us to three easy-to-use video editing apps.
Shooting and editing video with a Smartphone has never been easier. There are dozens of apps – free and paid – to help you trim clips, add music and special effects, and share your videos on social media.
Here are 3 awesome apps for editing video with an iPhone:
1. YouTube Capture
This free app allows you to
- Shoot video
- Make simple edits
- Upload the finished product directly to your YouTube channel
When shooting video, YouTube Capture reminds you to turn your phone horizontally, and gives you the option of using the front- or rear-facing camera (and even with a light!).
You can trim clips and add music from YouTube’s library. Best of all, you can upload your video directly to your YouTube channel and share it to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ directly from your phone.
2. Adobe Premiere Clip
This is the mobile version of Adobe’s popular video editing platform. It’s a little more sophisticated than YouTube Capture, but still very easy to use.
With Adobe Premiere Clip, you can
- Create title pages with text,
- Add music from Adobe’s library, and
- Add filters and simple effects like fade to black.
This free app also allows you to upload your video directly to YouTube and share it to Facebook and Twitter.
This app is the gold standard for editing video on a mobile device. iMovie now comes free with newer versions of the iPhone and iPad, and can be purchased from iTunes for $5.79. The learning curve is a little steeper with this app, but it’s well worth it for what you can create.
iMovie offers a variety of project themes, filters, and even Hollywood-style movie trailers. You can upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, email and more.
Looking for Android Apps?
None of these apps is available for Android – yet. If you’re looking for information on the best video editing apps for Android devices, read Derek Walter’s post The Best video editing apps for Android.
Do you have a favourite App that we haven’t listed?