The Best Video Production Apps on Android
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A New Era in Video Production
With the increasing quality of video and photo capabilities in cell phones, more and more people are leaving their video cameras at home and pulling out their phones instead. The portability and convenience of smart phones means that people have their devices anywhere they are – and the ability to capture video while on the go (including Romney fundraisers).
More and more high quality videos are being produced using phones and even an Oscar nominated film utilized an iPhone app to complete production. The ability to take quality video on smartphones means the emergence of quality video editing and fx applications for those devices. That is why I have tested, compared and compiled a list of the best in class.
This application is what it says it is – magic. Just choose what video clips you want to use to build your film, decide whether or not to use a filter and/or song and the app will run in the background analyzing all the meta data and other hocus pocus choosing the best scenes to pull together and form the perfect video then notify you when it is complete.
For those who want a more user-controlled application, try VidTrim (free or Pro $2.84) or AndroVid Video Trimmer (free) that let users manually trim, merge, split, add effects and more for a simple, yet effective mobile video editing experience.
Looking for a professional video editing application on the go? Look no further than Clesh Video Editor ($4.99) for a powerful cloud-based editing experience that allows you to transition easily between your PC and mobile device.
Video FX Filter
With more filters available than any other video effects app (15) and the ability to see video with the filter as you take it, VideoFX is hands down the best choice for a FX filter on Android if you are taking video on the go.
Here are your filter choices: Emboss, Thermal, Film, Cartoon, Color, Poster, Halftone, T im eS ha ke, NeonLight, Edges, Spotlight, NeonDark, Ghost (looks like your Thursday night), Hearts, Dough
Video Action Effects
Free (4 Free effects with more at $0.99 each or $8.99 for 13 effects )
The best quality video effects available on Android with outstanding integration into your videos. The effects are applied to video you are taking with virtual decals helping you line up the chosen effect as you take the video. Quick processing times compared to similar apps, the ability to edit timing after taking the video, and the ability to eliminate shake and integrate the effect well into video add up to FXGuru blowing away the competition. That is why some of my test footage for this app is featured above. Expect to see the developers add more effects soon.
A solid video effects application with six different effects including a bazooka, helicopter crash, hell fire, missile, plane crash, and tornado to add to any video you take with a target decal to help you line things up.
Are none of these applications the key to bringing more creativity and skill to your next video? How about an app that allows you to take timelapse video with ease?
Free (Pro $1.99)
Easily capture time lapse video using your Android device choosing the interval time and then letting the app do its thing (creating high-quality lapse video).
Did I miss your favorite Android video production application? Have you given any of these apps a whirl or plan on doing so?
Do you still use a video camera or is your cell phone your all-in-one tool for videos?
Let me know what you think in the comments section.
Posted on February 24, 2013, in Technology and tagged Academy Award, Android, Applications, Apps, Best, Google, Google Play, iPhone, Magisto, New Era, Phone, Production, Samsung Galaxy, technology, video, Video camera, Video clip, Video Editing, Video production, White House. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.