In the era of videos that are posted on social media and then disappear after 24 hours, editing clips with sophisticated professional tools may seem like overkill..
At the same time, users of social networks want their videos to be interesting and bright. Many smartphone apps are designed for this very purpose. They allow you to add all kinds of visual effects to your video in a few minutes without using professional tools. We will now talk about these.
Google Photos contains a lot of photo management tools, but you might have missed some of them. One of these useful options is the built-in video editor. Google Photos automatically creates funny clips from pictures for people who don't want to do it manually. You can independently assemble videos and photos, apply additional elements (text, transitions, background and other effects)..
First, you need to upload your photos to Google Photos. Once this is done, the application should be launched. In the upper right corner there is a menu button in the form of three dots. By clicking it, you can select the type of movie to be created.
You can also choose one of the smart templates for a special occasion like Valentine's Day. After clicking the "New Movie" button, the clip is created from scratch, without any preliminary settings..
Although the Google Photos service is simple and straightforward, some may find it too limited in functionality. For more options and effects, it's worth giving the GoPro Quik a try .
It's a complete video maker, but as simple as Google Photos, although it has many more features that will appeal to both hobbyists and professionals alike. There are predefined sets of settings for creating clips - you can use them or choose effects, transitions and other nuances yourself. Unlike Google Photos, the GoPro Quik app has additional tools for video editing: storyboard management, adding captions, color gradation, etc. The set of pre-installed templates is also pleasing with variety.
The latest update from the developers brought a lot of changes. The Quik app now supports the new GoPro HERO7 camera, which can detect faces, voices, jumps and more. Plus, there were 20 new filters for the beach, premises, snow, city, water. Photo quality has been improved and 8 new music tracks have been added.
Storyo is the best choice if you want to make a short film about a recent vacation. This app is the perfect tool for stitching photos and videos from different locations. You just need to import the files, after which the service will compose a clip on its own, based on geolocation and time stamps.
You can set the location yourself: the system does not always determine it correctly. For automation, you should take images with geolocation enabled, then they will be tied to a specific point on the map. If the program doesn't understand something, you can always make changes.
Magisto is a rather complex tool that can automatically generate pleasant memories in video format from pictures and other user files. One of the main advantages of Magisto is face recognition, thanks to which the program automatically detects the most important frames, taking this into account when creating a clip.
Unfortunately, the app is not free. Since Magisto is a kind of social network, the service charges an additional fee for downloading the finished video. You will also have to pay to use any of the professional editing tools.
The finished videos are uploaded to the Magisto server. Unregistered users can only share a link to the video.
The creators of FilmoraGo decided to provide the user with the same video experience as he would get on a personal computer. The app has a horizontal interface with a preview window in the center and editing buttons around it.
The program should be recommended first of all to those who need an extended set of settings. However, with FilmoraGo, you can also get a simple short video to upload to services such as Instagram. There are many predefined templates for this - just select one of them to create a new clip in just a few minutes.
A lot of professional tools will be a good helper: adding voiceovers, subtitles, transitions, speed-up or slow-down effects, the ability to add texts, filters, animations, etc. In a recent update, we added the function of pre-editing music to make video editing more convenient. And also there was an opportunity to create your own watermark, which will be superimposed on the video, so that no one appropriates its authorship.
Adobe Premiere Clip
Adobe has not only the famous photo editor Photoshop, but also its own mobile app for creating funny videos - Premier Clip , which allows you to quickly create movies from photos and other media files. You can choose to automatically create a video or use the editor to set everything up manually.
In the first case, the program does everything on its own: the photos will be grouped, and music will be added to them. You just have to share the finished result on social networks.
In the second case, the user assumes control. Adobe Premiere Clip offers tons of editing tools: cropping, color grading, and more.
Since this is an Adobe product, you must first register on their site. No paid subscription is required to edit and download videos.
VivaVideo offers approximately the same functions as the programs described above. However, the app tries to stand out with several tools designed primarily for millennials. In particular, this includes adding emoticons, stickers , processing selfies, and animated effects.
In VivaVideo, you will find a variety of bright and fun themes that are suitable for videos of different genres. Finished videos can be quickly exported to Facebook, Telegram, and other sites directly from your smartphone.