Making Movies with iPhoneIt really is amazing what we are able to accomplish on our smartphones these days. Not only are we taking great pictures with the on-board camera, we’re also editing images and applying filters. No one said we had to stop there! The iPhone is also fantastic for shooting video, so why wouldn’t you also consider using some video editing apps for iPhone and iPad as well?

While you certainly shouldn’t expect the same kind of video editing performance you may get from your Mac back home, just as you wouldn’t expect the same kind of robust photo processing, the kinds of apps that are available on the iPad and iPhone for video editing are actually quite intriguing. They let you apply filters, trim clips, and instantly share your creations through social media. Video isn’t the future of the Internet; it’s the present and you can edit your videos on the fly with these iPhone and iPad apps.

iMovie for iPhone and iPad

iMovie App on the Apple iPad

iMovie App on the Apple iPad

Download from iTunes App Store: ($4.99)

Well, that makes sense. If you’re already making use of the iLife suite on your Mac, then you’ll feel right at home with iMovie on the go. This version is made for multi-touch, complete with gestures for zooming, trimiming, splitting, and adding. You can automatically make Hollywood-style trailers and take advantage of eight different themes. Your videos can then be uploaded to YouTube, streamed via AirPlay and more.

Splice Video Editor

Splice Video Editing App

Splice Video Editing App

Download from iTunes App Store: ($3.99)

Sometimes, the best video editing apps also happen to be among the simplest. The main idea here is that you can splice together your HD videos, cutting out what you don’t want and keeping what you do. This app also offers you a number of sound effects, borders, effects, and transitions, as well as the ability to add in some voice-over narration after the fact to make for quite the epic video!

Animoto Video Maker

Turn Photos into a Movie with Animoto

Turn Photos into a Movie with Animoto

Download from iTunes App Store: (Free)

Coming with a large library of music that you can add, this video editing app works with photos, too, helping you create a fun little compilation to showcase all of that content. You can add text and enjoy multiple video styles, sharing your creation via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

ReelDirector by Nexvio

ReelDirector Video Editor

ReelDirector Video Editor

Download from iTunes App Store: ($1.99)

If you’re looking for one of the most powerful video editing apps for iPhone or the iPad, then this might be your golden ticket. You can cut together your video clips using 28 unique transitions, tossing in your own intro and splash videos. Splice, trim, and split video clips, record soundtracks, fade your music, add title and subtitle text, pan and zoom, and so much more. You’ll be the next Spielberg in no time.

Videolicious 2

Videolicious Video Filters on iPhone

Videolicious Video Filters on iPhone

Download from iTunes App Store: (Free)

Rather than applying filters one by one to individual photos and videos, you can instantly filter multiple videos and photos at the same time. Line up your narration, add music, and instantly preview your movie combination before uploading the HD video to Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

Viddy iPhone Video Editor

Take Control with Viddy Video App

Take Control with Viddy Video App

Download from iTunes App Store: (Free)

While automatic settings on other video apps makes things simple, Viddy puts the control in your hands. Use the advanced camera to control everything from focus and exposure to white balance and audio metering. The free app includes visual effects, transitions and music, as well as one click sharing and the ability to tag friends, but it is limited to 15 second clicks.

VideoGrade Color Editor for Video

Adjust the Colors with VideoGrade App

Adjust the Colors with VideoGrade App

Download from iTunes App Store: ($4.99)

Sometimes all you want is some color tweaking and this is the right app for that. You can process any of the videos you recorded on your iOS 5+ device, applying filters for color temperature, brightness, contrast, vignetting, and tint. You can even apply adjustments to specific zones of your video image.

SloPro Slow Motion Video

SloPro iPhone and iPad App Simulates 1000fps Slow Motion

SloPro iPhone and iPad App Simulates 1000fps Slow Motion

Download from iTunes App Store: (Free)

The iPhone and iPad may not have high-speed cameras, but the SloPro app simulates this capability to let you create awesome 1000fps slow motion video. You can choose from optical flow, frame blending, or ghosting as your three standard slow effects and then share your video via Facebook and YouTube.

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