LumaFusion by LumaTouch
LumaFusion by LumaTouch is the most advanced and comprehensive video editor for iOS. Far exceeding the expectations of other video editors like iMovie, LumaFusion lets you manage multiple projects, customize project settings, switch between flexible layouts, and combine multiple audio and video tracks. This robust infrastructure provides the framework for making a wide range of edits, including timeline controls for layering and integrating content, and various adjustment tools for framing your composition, controlling track speed, modifying audio levels, and applying a variety of colors and effects. Check out the extended review!
VLLO by Vimosoft
VLLO is a welcoming addition to the video editor category. The app is very well designed from the standpoint of visuality and functionality. The app includes 9:16, 16:9, 1:1, and custom aspect ratios (original size of picture or video) which can be edited at any time by selecting the settings icon. In addition to the baseline layer, you can add background music, voice overs, sound effects, stickers, and templates) - all of which appear on their own timeline. In addition, each menu item along the bottom (audio, motion, sticker, text, PIP, and filter) have their own unique submenus for advanced editing and control. The interface is enhanced by including pinch and zoom gestures to expand the timeline. Depending on the original resolution of your clip, export dimensions can range from 480p to 4K. The app (recently changed from Vimo to VLLO is currently $6.99 (as of 12/24/1963) which includes all features (individual features are priced separately). This is a great price considering that other apps of inferior quality are charging subscription fees. We highly recommend this app if you are looking to add pizzazz to your brand and/or social media video clips.
iMovie by Apple
iMovie is a great compliment to the iPhone and iPad. It features an easy user interface with smooth gesture controls for easy navigation. You can choose media from your library or shoot live footage, add themes and soundtracks, as well as voice overs or narration. Some of the latest features include filters, a wider range of text options that go beyond the standard menu of themes, and the ability to include 4K video. The best hidden gem in iMovie is "Trailers." You can create professional looking movie trailers from your personal photos and videos, guided by a storyboard and outline to set up your content.
Vidlab by Apple
Vidlab by MuseWorks Inc is one of the most exciting apps developed for iOS. Vidlab is a multi-track, multi-clip editor that comes with the ability to add text, animated artwork, overlays, adjustments, and stunning filters and effects. You can start with a video project, choose to create a Photo Story, or browse the Inspiration Feed. Vidlab is mainly designed for shorter videos with visual and audio effects. Check out our extended review.
Splice by Bending Spoons Apps
Splice (formerly by Path 36 LLC) is a simple video editor with just enough controls to make editing a breeze. The applications enables you to import media from your camera library and edit that content in a timeline view. Splice provides separate options for editing video and audio tracks. With the former, you have options to trim clips, add filters, adjust the length of time, add a variety of font types, add a Ken Burns effect (panning and zooming), and adjust audio levels. Under the audio tab, you can layer multiple tracks, including two music tracks and one for narration. With each track selected, you can trim, control sound levels, and fade audio in and out. You can export your project in SD or HD formats. Splice is FREE and comes with in-app purchases for added filters and effects. Version 3.0.1 introduced a new design and additional sharing features! Splice was last updated in March 2017. It remains to be seen if the developers plan future upgrades.
Videoshop by Jajijujejo Inc
Video Shop by Appsolute, Inc is one of the most versatile video apps for iOS, and is one of the most popular apps in the App Store. The design of the app is economical in terms of its accessibility, yet offering tons of editing options. Videoshop comes with the option to add text, voice, sound, and transitions. You can also trim individual clips, slow down or increase the speed, copy clips, add adjustments, reverse the directions, and resize. The settings icon also enables you to customize your project, changing the video orientation, adding hashtags, enabling white screen backgrounds, or controlling how many features are displayed on the tool bar. Once you have compiled your video, you are also provided with the option to ad filters and/or themes to your video. Some of the latest features include picture-in-picture and additional transitions. Like many other developers, Jajijujejo has also ventured into the subscription game, so your investment in the app may take on a different form going forward.