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Best apps for mobile filmmaking and video production

Video production apps for iOS and Android.

These video apps are popular with mobile journalists and smartphone filmmakers. These are the ones I recommend in my workshops and online courses that teach smartphone filmmaking.

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DoubleTake (iOS)
Record front and rear cameras at same time.
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Filmic Pro (Android and iOS)
The best app to have.
Cinema FV-5 (Android)
Filmic is better but this is cheaper.
Filmic Pro app can also control hardware like the DJI Osmo Mobile gimbal to provide stable, smooth 4K video capture. An iPhone 6S+ Røde VideoMicro plus SC4 adapter shown. (plus a cold shoe mount)
VN Video Editor (iOS & Android)
Multitrack video editor
LumaFusion (iOS)
Professional multitrack video editor. (See photo below)
Quik (Android and iOS)
Social video editor. Quirky, but fun.
Power Director (Android)
Professional multitrack video editor.
iMovie (iOS)
Reliable, but does not support 25p.
Vlogit (iOS and Android)
Kinemaster (iOS and Android)
Non-standard UIX, watermark version is free, monthly subscription.
The non-standardization of Android devices requires each user to make their own trial runs with apps that will work on their unique mix of device, chipset and OS.
Android student users report that full video production is more capable with the late-model flagship models that have the advanced chipsets.
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