5 Apps for Making Great Looking Videos on Your Phone

Video AppsYou can make amazing videos on your phone by using these apps.

While you may have been using your smartphone to capture memorable moments as they happen in real-time, it cannot be denied that the quality of these videos may not pass muster. This is not surprising since the lenses and filters that come with most smartphones are not always reliable. Thankfully, there are several apps that can help you turn your raw footage into amazing videos. Here are some of them.

This app can help you create endless amount of videos and is equipped with professional effects, soundtracks and other editing tools to help you customize your videos and tell your story. Cameo also allows you to share your videos on your website, blog and social networks, and provides ample cloud storage so the videos would not take up any space in your iPhone.

This social photo and video app allows users to choose from among its 15 Instagram-like effect filters during shooting, provides the capability of creating stop-motion videos, and do some editing after shooting. The app allows users to add background music, change the brightness, and trim off the beginning and end of iPhone videos. It also offers a Video Stabilization feature to help reduce jerking during shooting. Since Viddy is also a social networking platform, you can share your videos with your friends on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Tumblr. However, it has a 30-second limit on video length and you can only shoot videos while holding the phone vertically.

Instagram recently added video shooting and sharing capabilities. Just like it does for your photos, it also allows you to jazz up your videos with filters and change the focus while shooting.


Android users can use this app to trim, edit and merge videos, compress them and share them with friends through email or video sharing sites. The app also features video effects such as B/W, Negate, Vintage, Vignette, Blur, Sharpen, Edge detect, Luma, and SwapUV, and allows users to convert audio to MP3 and videos to MP4. It also allows users to grab specific frames out of the video to use as stills.

With LapseItPro, users can capture stunning time-lapse and stop-motion Full HD videos using nothing but their Android phone. This app allows users to add different effects, adjust manual controls for exposure, focus, white balance and scene modes, and add a suitable soundtrack to their videos. Videos created using TimeLapsePro can be rendered to MP4, MOV, and FLV and can be shared directly to a number of sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Google+.