You just shot a great video on your smartphone, but it doesn’t look quite perfect yet. Fortunately, you don’t necessarily need to use a computer or professional software to edit your video. With the right apps and techniques, you can create a beautiful video right from your smartphone. Here are some tips on how to edit a video on your smartphone.
1. Choose the right app
There are many video editing apps available for smartphones, but not all of them are equally suitable. Choose an app that suits your skills and needs. As a beginner, you can start with a simple app like iMovie (for iOS) or FilmoraGo (for Android), while more experienced users can opt for apps like Adobe Premiere Rush, Kinemaster or CapCut. For this tutorial we will be working with CapCut but most of the above apps have the same workflow.
2. Use a powerbank
A fact that few people know is that your smartphone works better when it is connected to the charger. For example, if you connect your mobile to a power bank, most energy-saving processes are turned off. This makes your smartphone work faster and you can edit your videos more easily without hindrance.
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3. Start with a rough cut
Start by importing your video clips into the app and create a rough cut by putting the clips in the correct order. Cut away any unnecessary parts. This is a good way to see if the timing and sequence of your images are working properly before you start adding effects and transitions.
4. Add music and sound effects
Music and sound effects can take your video to the next level. Use the app to add music or sound effects to match the mood of your video. Adjust the volume so it’s not too loud or too soft.
5. Use color correction and filters
Color correction and filters can give your video a certain look. Adjust the brightness, contrast and saturation to enhance the colors of your video. Experiment with different filters to see which work best for your video.
6. Add text and titles
If you want to convey a message, add text and titles to your video. Use a clear and legible font and adjust the color and size to match the style of your video.
7. Export and share your video
When you’re done editing, export your video in the resolution you want and share it on your favorite social media platform. Please note that some platforms such as Instagram and TikTok have specific requirements for the resolution and size of videos.
With the tips above, you can edit a great video right from your smartphone. By experimenting with different techniques and apps, you can improve your skills and take your videos to the next level. Do you have any questions or comments? Don’t hesitate to contact us via the contact page!