Top 10 Best Video Editing Apps For iPhone 2020

iPhones are becoming more powerful and capable of doing highly intensive tasks. Also, the camera in iPhones has also improved that we can even shoot 4K videos. All these features and capabilities are making iPhones highly capable of doing both shooting videos and editing them. In fact, the latest iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max are powered by Apple A13 The bionic chip which is rivalling the performance prowess of Intel chips used in our laptops. Keeping that in mind, we are listing out 10 best video editing apps for iPhone which you use to produce your own professional videos in 2020.

Here we have picked out 10 video editing apps for iOS. While some are more focused on offering expertly-crafted tools for a pro-level video-editing, others are primed to simplify the whole video-editing process through a ton of eye-catching filters and real-time effects. So, even if movie-making isn’t your cup of tea, you can create fascinating videos that can get a lot of likes on TikTok or set your Instagram profile buzzing. Having said that, let the show begin with the right timeline!

1. LumaFusion

If it is about video editing on iPhone, no other app comes even close to the feature set that is packed inside LumaFusion. It is the only outright paid app on this list and it deserves every cent. This app is not only used by Youtubers but even mobile journalists and professional video producers who don’t want to carry heavy camera gear and editing rig where they go.


One of the unique selling points of LumaFusion is its UI. The app looks really clean with no ads or annoying popups to hamper your experience. It allows users to edit videos in landscape and portrait mode which I love the most. Not only that, but you can also easily switch between the two modes without any hiccup. This is really helpful when it comes to a variety of video aspect ratios including landscape, portrait, square, film, and more.

Talking about features, LumaFusion supports up to 6 video and audio tracks for photos, videos, audio, titles and graphics with an additional 6 audio tracks narration, music and sound effects. You will also have a magnetic timeline which makes it really easy to manipulate clips once they are imported. There are dozens of transitions and effects with the ability to layer effects. Finally, it also comes with dozens of royalty-free music, sound effects, and more. If you really need a professional-grade video editing app for your iPhone, you should definitely buy LumaFusion.

2. iMovie

iMovie is Apple’s own suite of products for iOS (and macOS), and is a great video editing app for iPhone that you can have. If you want to use more powerful editing software on your Mac, iMovie is more than capable of doing video editing on the iPhone. The app is included with the newer generations of iPhones, and you can use it right out of the box to make some awesome videos directly on your iPhone.

iMovie allows you to import your videos, and photos into projects, and edit them in a highly intuitive environment. You can slice videos, arrange them around on the timeline, and even add transitions (basic ones) to the video. Scrubbing through a project in iMovie is so simple as well: you just drag your finger across the screen.

You can even add filters, and themes to the project. iMovie will also let you add text overlays, and filters to individual clips in the project.

All in all, the app is definitely one of the best ways to edit videos on your iPhone and you should definitely check it out.

3. Videoshop

Videoshop is a powerful video editor for iPhone, that will let you perform a plethora of operations on your videos. You can record clips directly from the app, or import them from your phone storage. Once you have done that, you can add text to the clip, add narration, merge multiple clips into one, and a lot more. It also allows you to add tilt-shift to the video, and add transitions between multiple clips. The tool is really very powerful, and you will be able to perform a lot of manipulations on your videos using Videoshop.

Once your editing is done, the app compiles the video, and you can add themes, and filters to the finished video, you can also add a title, author name, and much more. This app also allows you to export the completed video to Dropbox, Photos, or share on platforms like Vimeo, Instagram, YouTube, and many more.

4. Splice

Splice is a video editing app from GoPro. This app allows you to import your photos and videos into the app, to edit them into a movie. The working system of the app is very simple: you can just import the videos that you want to edit, and mark the important parts. Then you can add music to the video, and the app will automatically render the entire video according to the Highlights that you marked.

After that, you can crop, add effects and text to the video. You can also change the transitions between two Highlights. When you complete the editing, you can directly share the video with links, or directly to popular services such as YouTube, Facebook, etc. You can even save the video to your phone storage. The app is very simple, but also a powerful video editor that you must try out on your iPhone.

5. InShot Video Editor

InShot is an easy to use video editing app for your iPhone which brings lots of amazing features. This app allows you to edit both photos and videos and also create video collages. You can find all the basic editing tools here such as cut, trim, delete, merge, adjust the video, and many more. It also allows you to add your own music or select from its own free music options. The app is really good for Instagram users as it allows you to edit square videos which are perfect for Instagram.

This app has lots of sound effects and supports voice over-layering. This app also has support for stickers, emojis, filters, effects, transitions, colour correction, and many more. One of the best features of Inshot Video Editor is that it also allows you to rotate and flip videos which comes in really handy in certain specific scenarios. Overall, this is a really awesome video editing app. The only flaw of the app that I find annoying is that the free version runs ads. If you can handle that, you are going to enjoy using this one.

6. Cameo

Cameo is one of the best video editing app for iPhone, developed by the folks over at Vimeo. This app has very basic video editing capabilities but works really well. The interface of the app is very clean and intuitive, and if you want to perform only basic edits on your video, Cameo is the perfect option. The app can import photos and videos from the phone storage, and you can easily trim them, add music, themes, and more. You can also adjust the intensity of the theme applied to the video, to get the perfect effect.

Once you’re done with the editing, you can share the video to Vimeo (if you’re logged in to the app), or you can save it to your camera roll. The app supports exporting videos in 720p, 1080p, and 4K resolutions, as well.

7. Quik

Quik is also one of the best iPhone video editing app from GoPro. With the help of Quik, you can quickly create well-edited videos with just a few taps. The app has the option to import photos and videos from the photo library, or your Facebook, or Instagram account. Once you’ve selected the photos and videos you want to edit, you get the option to add Highlights to the video clips (just like in Splice). You also get the options to change the format between cinema, and square. Also, you can change the background music for the video, as well add a plethora of filters to the video. Like other video editing apps, Quik also has the option to add a title to the video.

Once you’re done, you can simply save the video, and upload it to Instagram, Facebook, etc. You can even directly share it on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, etc. Obviously, you can add the edited video to your photos library, as well.

8. KineMaster Video Editor

KineMaster Video Editor is one of the best iPhone Video editing apps that you can use. This app allows professional-level editing tools and yet makes it easy to start your video editing journey. One of the best thing about this app is that it supports landscape, portrait, and square video formats. So whether you are editing your family video, a video for YouTube or for Instagram, you can edit your videos using KineMaster. Another best thing about this app does not contain any ads even in the free version.

 The editing features of this app are, it sports a multi-track timeline which means you can add more than one video and audio tracks. You can also add background music or record voice-over right there in the app. It also has a built-in asset store where you can have both free and paid music, clip graphics, fonts, stickers, transitions, and more to enhance your video. Some other features of this app include auto audio ducking, speed control for time-lapse, and keyframe animation among other things. This is a feature-rich video editing app for iPhone and one of the best ones you can find on the App Store.

9. Magisto

Magisto is a very simple video editing app. In this app, you will not get any features such as adding text overlays, tilt shifts, etc to your video. However, the best thing about this app is its simplicity. You can import photos and videos, and choose a theme for the video from the app. There are various themes available in the app, such as dance, among many others. After you’ve done that, you will get the option to add music to the video and also options to decide how long you want the video to be.

You can even add a title to the video at this point. Once you’re done, the app automatically starts making the video and sends a notification when it’s done. You don’t have any extra level of control over the video, but that’s exactly what you may need at times.

10. Enlight Videoleap

Lightricks’ Enlight has long been a top-notch video editor for iOS and certainly one of my favourites. So, I’m not going to miss out on this one. What puts this video editor at the forefront is the versatility to make all kinds of videos. Therefore, it doesn’t matter whether you are willing to craft a light-hearted video with plenty of fun elements or a cinematic clip with Hollywood style twists, chances are it can fit into your billing.

For those who have a liking for instant effects will find Enlight’s library of effects pretty good as they are of a wide variety. Plus, it also scores quite well on the filters department which could be a big deal for making a video garner a lot of attention on social media. Beyond filters, the app also offers the desired flexibility to customize layers with masking, transformation, and even blending modes so that you can craft your movie like a pro.


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