If it’s just a basic audio track and theme effect that you need, Magisto is the easiest of the lot. The app scans and shows all available videos and photos from your device. However, the free version only allows 15 second video or 5 photos to be imported. You can choose from a preset theme, choose background music from the library, add a title, set movie length and the app does the rest. Once the video is edited, you can view it in the app and save it. Keep in mind that the free version also adds a watermark.
This is one of our favorite video editing apps. You can use it in landscape or portrait mode, there is no registration required and there is no video length limit. Just import the video, select video effects, choose audio, crop it, change speed, rotate, add filters or overlay text. You can even combine multiple images and videos. You can choose to save videos in 1080p HD or higher resolution as per preference. You can choose whether you want a watermark to appear at the end of the video — there is no watermark added while the video plays.
While the basics of video editing are fairly simple, you can always look up more advanced techniques on. For a complete glossary and helpful articles on the subject, head to MediaCollege. com. Here, you’ll find articles explaining formats, video resolutions, aspect ratios and how to add basic special effects.
In case MediaCollege is too ‘old school’ for you, try the RocketJump Film School — also completely free and online. The curriculum includes directing, producing, editing, cinematography, sound, scriptwriting and so on. Once you’re done with every segment, you could start directing mini movies of your own.
Sometimes, all a video needs to liven things up are some sound effects or backing audio tracks. You can download all of these, completely free, from places like SoundBible.com, Freestockmusic. com, Freeplaymusic.com,.com, premiumbeat.com, Freemusicarchive.org and many more.
No matter how good the edit, some things just can’t be covered up if the source material isn’t up to the mark. Weak audio quality, noisy background, poor lighting and shaky video will give you bad video. Even if you record videos on a phone, considerto a dedicated microphone, external light source and tripod/stabilizer.
If you love traveling and capture video on a phone, invest in one that shoots great video. Phones that shoot the highest quality & most stable video include the8,8 Plus/X andPixel 2/2XL. The multi-axis optical stabilization on these phones smoothens out micro judder, camera shake and all kinds of lateral movement.
Adobe Premiere Clip
Adobe’s free video editor lets you import content from your device,, Google Drive and Creative Cloud. You can choose to have the app enhance a video automatically (adjust the playback speed and background music) or manually edit all the elements (trim length, sequence, exposure, fade effects and apply filters). Occasional users will be happy with the automatic function, but if you are learning editing and want better controls, we suggest the manual mode. When exporting, there is no visible watermark. KineMaster Pro This free app offers a plethora of options including themes, background audio, overlay media/text as well as record and overlay voice. You can apply audio/video fadein/out, adjust colours and even apply filters. You can import video from the phone or from cloud storage to the app directly. It works only in landscape mode with the screen split into a preview window and a timeline. While there are no ads, the app does put a watermark on the video.
Available for, MAC and Linux, this free desktop video editor offers support for all major video formats and can even edit 4k resolution. The interface is slightly cluttered but there’s a short learning curve. For videos, you can do colour correction, add transitions, control video fade effects, adjust playback speed and apply filters. You have the freedom to control volume level, apply audio filters, cross-fade as well as generate specific tones. Get it from.
If you prefer something basic yet efficient, check out OpenShot. The free software is available for Windows, MAC and Linux. It supports all major for mats, comes with over 400 video transition effects and even allows you to add unlimited layers for editing. This is also one of the few free tools with support for 3D animation effects. In addition, OpenShot supports 4k video editing and you can even export videos at 4k resolution with 60fps frame rate. Get it from.