April 2021 // The Travel Edition

A Guide to Mobile Video Editing | Rob Adams

Unless you’re a professional video editor or serious YouTuber and video content creator, chances are you’re recording most, if not all of your video on your phone. And why not? Today’s phones are nearly as good image- wise as many of today’s prosumer CMOS camcorders—minus all of the professional in-camera features. Image stabilization and video codecs are getting better with each new iteration of phone processor, so it’s very likely that phones may overtake the camcorder market at some point. And with a majority of people posting content in a vertical orientation to platforms like Instagram and TikTok, a phone just makes the most sense. After all, they say the best camera is the one you have on you, right? Well, then that begs the question: Is the best video editing application the one you have on you, also? There are a multitude of options when it comes to editing video on your mobile devices. In fact, most of today’s social media platforms give you some rudimentary ability to edit your video’s color, orientation, crop, and add cute little stickers, filters and GIFs. But not many of them give you the ability to splice and cut and rearrange video in a long form. TikTok and Instagram reels give you the ability to string shots together, but that’s about it. So if you’re ready to take the next step into making more complex videos on your phone—and you should be considering it, because the future of video editing is not on a desktop PC—then here are some options to help you get some of that video content creation work done while away from your laptop or home office.

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