8 Best Video Editing Apps For The iPhone 12 Pro
Wanting to make the perfect Tik Tok or Instagram Reel for your followers? Well, look no further, because we’ve researched the best video editing apps around.
To create good content, you need reliable tools, which is why finding the best app for you is vital – we don’t want things to be overcomplicated!
Filming videos on an iPhone 12 pro is impressive enough with its four cameras (that’s right, four!)
With a wide camera, ultra-wide camera, telephoto camera, and LiDAR scanner, it’s safe to say you’ve got plenty of options for filming.
So, without further ado, polish off those Tik Tok dancing skills and smile for the camera, because it’s time to get creating!
Rating – 10/10
Coming in at number one is LumaFusion, highly rated amongst its users and known as one of the best video editing apps around for iPhone.
Whether your project is in landscape, portrait, square, or widescreen film, LumaFusion has you covered with a variety of aspect ratios.
You can drag and drop your files from anywhere including cloud storage, flash drives, and SMB network drives – making it super easy to edit files.
Want to add some tunes to your video? Fear not! There’s loads of royalty-free stuff on the app including music, loops, sound fx, videos, and backgrounds!
Users can also add narration to their videos, which is great for those who like to create YouTube/Tik Tok tutorials.
There’s a bunch of layer effects like blurs, distortion, styles, and colours, as well as slow motion and fast motion, text, shapes and images.
The one downside of this app is that you do have to pay $19.99 for it (£13.83), but we’d deffo say the price is worth it considering the reliability and efficiency of the app.
We’d recommend this app for: YouTube content and Instagram reels!
Rating – 9/10
This nifty little video editing app is great for beginners and allows you to make professional-looking videos on your iPhone 12 pro.
All you need to do is tap to trim your clips, adjust transitions as well as slow-motion effects, text overlays, and smooth transitions.
For $9.99 (£7.27) a month, users can gain access to royalty-free music, or use a song from your own iTunes collection.
Splice is a particularly popular app amongst budding YouTubers because it doesn’t cost anywhere near as much as some video editing apps!
Save your videos straight to your camera roll and share them straight away on your chosen platform, whether that be Instagram, Facebook, or Tik Tok.
For you Tik Tok lovers out there, Splice can sync video clips to the beats of a song automatically so you can get your lip sync skills #onpoint.
We’d recommend this app for: Tik Tokers and YouTube lovers!
Rating – 8/10
InShot is a video editing app perfect for students who want to create videos with ease for YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Trim and cut your videos or merge clips into one, with options to add vlog music as well as your own music if you’re feeling creative!
There’s plenty of different video filters and effects to choose from as well as smooth transitions for the perfect video.
Users can add text to the video in several different fonts, emojis, and stickers to add a personal touch to your content!
The best part about this app? It’s totally free, making it a great video editing app option for those students who are trying to save some pennies.
The downside of this though is the fact you do have to deal with ads when editing your stuff, but if this is something you can deal with – deffo download this app!
We’d recommend this app for: Budding YouTubers and Tik Tokers.
Rating – 8/10
There’s so many great pros for the Filmorago, it’s generally a great video editing app to start out with.
With tons of resources for help available, as well as multiple settings for beginners and pros, this app is pretty much tailored to everyone.
Some will even go as far as to say that this app is better than iMovie and is a great app for YouTubers to move onto after using iMovie.
It has a seamless interface and allows users to add text and effect overlays on a video, which is, of course, a great attribute to any YouTube vid.
FIlmorago is the first video editing app with Double Take (which is available for iPhone 12 or later, perfect for you!)
It gives you the ability to trim, split, duplicate, and merge video clips, with a royalty-free music library and built-in sound effects to add to your video.
You can save videos to your camera roll easily, or share them on your chosen platform in a matter of seconds!
Choose between monthly, quarterly, or annual billing and there will be no pesky watermarks to ruin your video vibes.
We’d recommend this app for: YouTube videos, vlogs, and Reels.
Rating – 7/10
iMovie is a fab app for beginners to start, it’s free, easy to use, and can be downloaded on your iPhone so you can edit anywhere!
You’ll be able to create two types of video, a trailer or a movie, the trailer function uses pre-built templates where you can insert stills and video.
We’d recommend choosing the movie function though, just so you can get started and get to grips with the app!
There are 8 different unique themes with matching titles, transitions, and music, as well as 13 Apple-designed video filters.
iMovie is great if you’ve got other apple products, because you can just send any project to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using AirDrop or iCloud drive.
The main con for this app according to reviews is the fact that some recent updates have caused a few bugs, but hopefully, these can be fixed ASAP for a pretty much perfect app.
We’d recommend this app for: YouTube vlogs and tutorials!
Rating – 7/10
All it takes is a few taps on Quik to create an awesome video, with plenty of transitions, effects, and music to choose from!
With 23 different themes and graphics, you can really personalise your video and make it your own – great for those who are feeling creative.
Users can add up to 75 photos and video clips from their gallery, google photos, dropbox, GoPro Cloud, and motion photos.
If you want to add some music to your video, there’s over 100 free songs, or you can use your own, as Quik supports M4A, MP4, MOV, FLAC, AAC, AIFF, and WAV – hurrah!
The best thing about Quik is the fact that there’s no real limitations on function, making it a very easy app to use.
FYI – there are a few bugs to be aware of that some users have noticed when editing, causing them to reinstall the app.
We’d recommend this app for: YouTube videos specifically!
Rating – 6/10
Another absolute banger of a video editing app is KineMaster, a free app with some fabulous editing tools available at your fingertips!
For those who love a good YouTube/Tik Tok/Reel tutorial, users can add voiceovers, background music, and sound effects to their vids.
We’d recommend this app for beginners, purely because it’s really easy to navigate, and you don’t have to pay for anything unless you want the premium features.
There’s a couple of downsides to this app though, which is why it doesn’t get our top marks, so here’s the deets you need to know.
You have to subscribe to premium if you want to get rid of watermarks and ads, these pesky little things can be quite visually unappealing. Sad times.
There are a few minor bugs that really need fixing on this app to make the editing process completely smooth, although it is easy to navigate, it can crash and shut down.
We’d recommend this app for: YouTube Tutorials!
Rating – 6/10
Calling all Tik Tokers! This video editing app allows you to add pizzazz to your freestyle videos with custom animations, video effects, texts, and filters.
It’s really simple to use too as far as apps go, all you need to do is tap to add your pictures and videos and choose the effects that you want.
The best part about this app is the fact that there’s little to no lagging at all, a problem that can sometimes occur with quite a few video editing apps!
There’s one big hiccup about this app though, you can’t actually save or share your videos without going pro – a massive downside.
We’d recommend this app for: Tik Tokers.
And there you have it! Our top 8 video editing apps, rated and recommended by us for you creative bunch. Why not experiment on these apps and have a bit of fun? Who knows, you might end up being the next Steven Spielberg! Looking to start your own online business as a student? Check out our handy blog here for some hints and tips.