There are many uses of smartphones. After using it for calls and messages, taking photos and videos would be the most used smartphone feature.
The mobile smartphone camera has improved so much lately that you can use it for making professional-quality videos.
If you are into YouTube or make family videos, you can stitch videos together, add some music, or some effects to create stunning videos that you can share with friends and family.
There are a handful of quality video editing apps available for Android, which we will discuss in this article.
Best video editors for Android
1. Kinematic Pro
The Kinemaster video editing app is available for both iOS and Android, and the good thing is that it is available for free.
Although the free version will add a watermark on the bottom right corner of the video, it does not limit any feature. Therefore, mostly everything is available in the free version.
It is a high-quality video editing app available for Android, and you can use it for creating professional quality videos even for YouTube. We have shared a guide about creating cinematic videos from mobile phones where we have mentioned about this Android app.
2. Power Director
Power Director is my second favourite app after Kinemaster, but I recommend it over Kinemaster to many people based on their needs.
The reason is, it supports creating Vertical vertical videos (that in 9:16 aspect ratio). Which means you can stitch together a lot of vertical videos on your mobile phone to create cinematic stories for Instagram, Snapchat, or WhatsApp, and even for the IGTV, or Instagram Reels
Another thing is, the paid version would cost you less than $7 while Kinemaster is subscription-based, which is 3 to 4 times costlier than power director.
And like the Kinemaster app, the Power Director video editing app also offers layers, which is a helpful feature for creating tutorial videos for YouTube.
3. FilmoraGo Video Editor
If you do not want to spend much time editing videos and looking for a simple app you can use to stitch together a bunch of home videos to create a movie, FilmoraGo video editor is the easiest option.
All you have to do is select all the videos selected the predefined music and theme in the app, and you are done Creating your movie.
It also gives you the option to rearrange videos, add some other effects, and restart credits.
Like the other two apps mentioned above, the free version gives a tiny watermark on the bottom right-hand side. You can get rid of it by paying $2.49
4. Adobe Premiere Clip
People familiar with the Adobe Premiere Pro video editor on the desktop would easily trust a video editing app for Android from Adobe.
Although it is nowhere near the Adobe Premiere pro for desktop, it still offers pretty valuable features on an Android smartphone.
The app lets you stitch together a couple of videos. Still, the best part of the Adobe Premiere clip is that you can use its automatic sync to music feature, which helps create cinematic videos.
When you add music of your choice to the video clips, it will work on it and use the ‘cut to the music beat‘ technique which changes the video scenes with every sound beat in the music which is visually pleasing to watch.
Also, there is no watermark on the videos in the free version.
I prefer Adobe Premiere Pro when I have a couple of Creative shots on my mobile phone. All I have to do is at these videos into the Adobe Premiere clip app, add music and let the app do its magic.
5. Action Director
Action director video editor is an app available for Android which comes from the same developers the power director video editor has.
While the power director app offers a lot of features for creating stunning videos on your mobile phone, action director video editor is a straightforward app that will help you stitch together a couple of videos then do a bit of change like slowing than download speed in them up or adding some predefined effects.
So if you are looking for a minimal video editing app and do not want to spend time editing videos or do not want to spend money on it, then the action director app can be it.
Although the app is provided by GoPro, which is the company behind excellent action cameras, it can be used by anyone to create exciting videos using its features.
Quik, as the name suggests, is one of the few videos that makes video editing easy. Just select the clips from your mobile phone, choose preloaded themes from the app and let the app take care of the rest.
The app is free to use, and there isn’t any watermark logo on the video, just an outro added to your videos.
This video editor is a bit different from all the others mentioned in this list. Apart from using videos, you can also create videos from the slide shows of your photos.
It helps create Birthday videos or create videos to dedicate to someone by adding their best photos as a slideshow and then using their favourite music.
The Action Director app and The Viva video app can be operated in the Portrait mode, meaning you have less screen real estate to work with. Still, it is also helpful to do a quick video edit since many people are more comfortable operating airport in portrait mode rather than landscape mode.
The app is free to use but puts a watermark logo on the bottom right corner of the video. You can get rid of it by buying the premium version with costs $3.99.
If you want to take Mobile Filmmaking seriously, you can read helpful articles from our Mobile Filmmaking series.
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