Six of the best video editing apps

Movie Edit Touch

This shows Windows 8 has the potential to hammer Android and even iOS in the app stakes. It’s a generously featured video editor that works much like iMovie, allowing you to make frame-by-frame edits, join clips up with neat transitions, add titles and soundtracks and export the results as HD movies. Fast, well behaved and powerful. 

Stuff says: ✭✭✭✭

Platform: Windows 8 Price: £1.69

Download Movie Edit Touch here

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VideoFX Live

This video effects program is just amazing. Try it for free but do get the in-app purchases, which turn this from a novelty into a superb tool. It’s rammed with awesome real-time effects that are perfect for DIY music videos or in-yer-face extreme sports. You can even sync devices, shoot the same scene from different angles and fade between the footage.

Stuff says: ✭✭✭✭

Platform: iOS Price: from £free

Download VideoFX Live here

VideoShow: Video Editor & Maker

There are some unusually precise editing features available in VideoShow, such as the ability to specify a particular section of a song for a backing track. We also like the freedom you get with the size, style and positioning of titles, and the sprinkling of colour effects. Its one major weakness is that it doesn't have any transitions.

Stuff says: ✭✭✭✭✩

Platform: Android Price: £free

Download VideoShow: Video Editor & Maker here

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Great roundup of Video Editing apps. The one challenge I have with all of these apps is their interface. They look like you took video editing software from a desktop computer with a 27" screen and squished it onto a 5" screen. It's far too busy and needlessly complex. 

There's a couple of apps I've seen that have done a good job at reimagining the video ediitng experience on a small screen and still give you the essential features, for example "Video Edit+". It as a very simple interface and I can still add titles, music, trim my video, etc. It's worth checking out if you have a moment



In my opinion one of the best video editing apps for iPhone and iPad is Videocraft. It is a complete multi-track video editor and movie maker full of features, unlimited video clips and photos, trim crop, scale, add music, voice recording, sound effects, images from your camera roll, text with different fonts and sizes, blur to censor part of the videos, reverse, slow/fast motion, choose the aspect ratio, background color, etc.

I've been using this ios app for a few weeks, and so far it's been pretty good. It's a different take on the video editor, but I've been using it as my default video camera pretty often. looks like it's ios only though.

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