How to Edit iPhone Videos
Edited by Ben Jacklin
August 20, 2019
These days, we tend to record videos with our iPhones or other mobile devices. Many of us have put our cameras aside in favor of the iPhone’s portability and high quality video. Wondering how to edit iPhone videos directly on your iPhone? We recommend you try Movavi Clips.
Movavi Clips is a simple app that has all the essential features for video editing, plus a whole lot more. Download the app to your iPhone 5/6/7/8/X and follow this guide to learn how to edit videos on an iPhone.
Download Movavi Clips
Go to the App Store and download Movavi Clips. When the app is downloaded, tap Open to run it.
Upload Your Videos
Tap the Plus button at the very bottom and select the Video option. Specify the aspect ratio you need, for example, square for an Instagram post or vertical for Instagram Stories. When you’ve chosen the aspect ratio, tap OK.
On the new screen, select one or more videos and tap Start editing. The footage will be added to the Timeline.
Trim or Cut Your Video
You can split your video into multiple parts and delete unwanted segments. Find the place where you want to make your first cut by scrolling the Timeline and tap the Scissors icon.
To delete the part of the video before or after the cut, swipe down on the corresponding part.
To cut out a segment in the middle of the video, make a second cut and swipe down on the unwanted part between the cuts.
To add a filter to your video, tap Filter on the toolbar. On the new screen, scroll and choose the filter that best suits your needs.
You can also adjust the brightness, saturation, and sharpness of your footage by hand. To do this, go the Adjustments tab and select the appropriate option at the bottom of the screen. Drag the slider to adjust the intensity of the effect. When you’re satisfied, tap Apply.
To add music, tap Audio on the toolbar. In the new screen, scroll the Timeline to place the vertical marker where you want the music to start and tap the Plus icon.
You can add music from your iTunes library or explore our themed playlists of free tracks. Tap a song to play it without adding to the video. When you’ve found the right one, tap Select and wait for the track to be added.
If the song lasts longer than your video, you can cut the song the same way as you cut a video. To do this, locate the place where you want the music to end and tap the Scissors icon. Then just swipe down on the unwanted part.
To adjust the volume of the music or the video, drag the appropriate slider. When everything is ready, tap Apply.
Save the Video
Tap the Save icon in the top right corner of the screen. On the next screen, tap Save and wait until the video is saved on your iPhone. To share your creation directly from the app, tap Share.
Now you know you don’t need tons of apps for your video fun. Edit videos for YouTube, Instagram, or just for the heck of it with Movavi Clips. We recommend you give it a shot!
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