Have you ever wanted to capture the perfect sunrise or sunset timelapse video, but didn’t know where to start?
Or how about creating a Hollywood blockbuster style video for IGTV or YouTube, but on a regular person’s budget?
Well I’ve found all the best video editing apps to cover all kinds of scenarios that might come out of your vacation video editing needs.
Check out the 13 best video editing apps I found for iPhones and iPads.
Table of contents
- Go old school with the 8mm Vintage Camera app
- Add special effects with Action Movie FX
- This might be the easiest video editing app ever: Adobe Spark Video
- Create GIFs with Boomerang
- Create virtual reality videos with Google’s Cardboard app
- Create short, shareable clips with Clips by Apple
- Get feedback on your latest edit with Frame.io
- Create timelapse videos with Hyperlapse
- Best all-in-one video editing app: iMovie from Apple
- Best video filters app: Mixatron
- Best app for stop motion videos: Stop Motion Studio Pro
- Best video editing app for groups: Storyo
- VHS Camcorder
- What are your favorite video editing apps for iPhone and iPads?
Go old school with the 8mm Vintage Camera app
Replicate the look and feel of 8mm video cameras, with the 8mm Vintage Camera app.
8mm cameras were among the first affordable motion film formats available to consumers, so it’s fun to play around with this nostalgic video recording app.
Add special effects with Action Movie FX
Add crazy special effects to your videos (laser beams! aliens! flash bangs! oh my!) with Action Movie FX.
This might be the easiest video editing app ever: Adobe Spark Video
If you want to create a quick video of your recent trip and can’t be bothered with more complicated editors, I recommend Adobe Spark Video.
Adobe Spark Video keeps the learning curve small by sticking to slideshow-type videos. Sure, slideshows aren’t the fanciest type of video, but they’re quick AND easy to make!
Create GIFs with Boomerang
Create real life GIFs with Instagram’s Boomerang app.
I always have this app on my phone when traveling to capture fun moments in GIF form.
Create virtual reality videos with Google’s Cardboard app
Create virtual reality films with Google’s Cardboard app.
Don’t forget to snag Google’s affordable virtual reality headset, which is literally made of cardboard.
I predict Cardboard will be one of the video editing apps that will explode in popularity in coming years!
Create short, shareable clips with Clips by Apple
Clips is Apple’s video editing app that focuses on creating fun video clips and GIF-style videos.
If you’re after an app that will help you create fun clips for iMessage and social media, Clips is it!
Get feedback on your latest edit with Frame.io
Peer feedback is a great way to improve your skills in any arena.
With Frame.io, you can edit AND post your videos for peer feedback.
This is a great way to see what you might want to improve before sharing elsewhere or get tips to keep in mind for future videos.
Create timelapse videos with Hyperlapse
Hyperlapse is Instagram’s answer to time-lapse videos.
Simply film video using the Hyperlapse app and it will process it at whatever speed you select.
This is my favorite app to use for sunrise and sunset videos. It’s also a fun way to condense a long video, such as a hike, into a video that is short enough to grab the short attention of today’s viewers.
Best all-in-one video editing app: iMovie from Apple
Yep, that’s right. Apple’s iconic video editing software, iMovie, is available in app form!
If you’re looking for an all-in-one video editor, iMovie is what you need.
Best video filters app: Mixatron
Best app for stop motion videos: Stop Motion Studio Pro
Film quirky stop motion videos, like The Nightmare Before Christmas, with Stop Motion Studio Pro.
Best video editing app for groups: Storyo
Storyo is a great way to collaborate with friends on a group trip video. Everyone can share and edit their clips all within 1 app!
For a kitschy, but fun 80s effect, check out VHS Camcorder. It’ll be like the vacation videos of your youth or another alternate universe in Stranger Things!
What are your favorite video editing apps for iPhone and iPads?
Psstt… if you’re also into photography, be sure to check out my post on the best photo editing apps!