Best Free Video Recording and Video Editing Apps
In a previous post, Video Entrepreneur Magazine shared a number of inexpensive iPhone and iPad apps that help budding and experienced video entrepreneurs alike in shooting professional-looking films. But what’s even better than cheap, are the apps that are free of charge. Often, paid apps will have tons of video enhancement features that you probably won’t find in a free application, although anyone new to the business will probably be more interested in a free download rather than paying $2.99 or more.
Some will argue that you’re better off purchasing a digital camera rather than experimenting with the products displayed on app stores; however, with so many sectors progressively transitioning to mobile, our phones are the most powerful resource we have in our arsenal. The quality and definition of video playing and recording on our gadgets is widely attributed to the advances in the gaming industry.
As mentioned above, many industries are actively investing and transitioning to mobile because of the sheer market reach that is available. Recently, we’ve seen the rise of Pokémon Go amongst children and adults, keenly gripping their handsets while chasing down these characters like modern day hunters. We’ve also seen historically rich games such as Slingo move into a more technological age, adopting new dynamics in order to appeal to a more relevant audience. In short, these games represent the need for video recording apps to continue to develop in line with the market they operate in to remain successful in their given field.
With the ongoing developments in mobile capabilities, the difference between features of paid apps and free apps are almost minimal, and with in-app purchases available if you need to upgrade. Besides, the quality of videos is virtually parallel to each other, given that you maximize the options on the free app.
Check out these apps to see what suits your needs:
Magisto is currently being used by more than 80 million people for its high quality video effects and revolutionary recording technology. There are even business features that allow you to add commercially licensed videos and your business logo. It also takes amazing photos that you can also include in your movies.
What we like best about Magisto: As far as free video recording apps go Magisto packs in a lot of technology. We love the fact that the creators of this app have taken storytelling during the editing process into account with their patent-pending artificial intelligence technology, Emotion Sense. From the app’s developers:
“Emotion Sense allows users to collaborate with artificial intelligence to ensure that their Movie elicits the right sort of emotional response – users provide us with footage and supply emotional direction through choice of music and video style and we bring their footage to life in a Movie that not only compiles the best moments of uploaded footage, but also captures a mood.”
Lauded as one of the best camera apps for iPhone by Time and The Wall Street Journal, Camera Awesome has professional designed special effects by renowned photographer Kevin Kubota, and with just one tap, you can instantly perfect your photos and videos. A pre-recording feature is included to make sure the camera has adjusted to your setting.
Camera Awesome by SmugMug requires iOS 5.1.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and features a very impressive 4.5 star rating across it’s entire version history.
What we like best about Camera Awesome: As far as free video recording apps go Camera Awesome really shines when it comes to their “one tap” design philosophy and user experience; 1 tap to make professional looking videos through an automatic application of filters, setting and effects and, our favorite, 1 tap to share to all of our social sharing sites. Obviously there’s much more under the hood of Camera Awesome but the video editing really speaks for itself.
If you’re looking for the free alternative to ProCam 3, Filmmaker Pro is full featured video recording and editing app that offers everything you can possible need, from voiceovers to illustrations and plenty more.
The Filmmaker Pro app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. The creators describe their app,
Create stunning videos by combining gorgeous illustrations, text, animations, transitions, filters, audio tracks, voice overs, and much more.
What we like best about Filmmaker Pro: As far as free video recording apps go this video editing app really stood out for it’s lengthy and very generous list of features!
- Create and manage unlimited projects
- Manage, share / export projects’ underlaying assets through the unique File Manager view
- 4K video support on iPhone SE, iPhone 6s/Plus, and iPad Pro
- Support for unlimited video clips, audio tracks, voiceovers, and text overlays
And really so much more.
Do you have a favorite free video recording or video editing app that you cannot live without? Tell us about them in the comments below!