The iPhone has become many people’s primary camera around the world – not only because of its quality, but also because of the fantastic apps available on the App Store. This year, we’ve compiled a list of the best iPhone apps for shooting and editing video.
FiLMiC Pro is most likely the best app for iPhone users who are serious about shooting video. The app includes a variety of manual controls for adjusting focus, exposure, ISO, frame rate, zoom, and other parameters.
There are also shortcuts for changing color profiles, HDR modes, ProRes codecs, and resolutions. Gamma curve controls, image stabilization, movie presets, audio synchronization, and downsampling are available to Pro users.
FiLMiC Pro is available for $14.99 on the App Store. Some additional features can be obtained through in-app purchases.
DoubleTake is an app developed by the same people who created FiLMiC Pro, but it focuses on allowing users to shoot a video with two iPhone cameras at the same time. Apple highlighted the app at the 2019 iPhone 11 Pro launch event.
You can record a video with two different lenses at the same time, which is ideal for multi-camera projects. Users can use the front camera in conjunction with one of the rear cameras, or they can use two different rear lenses. There’s also the option to quickly create a single video with multiple lenses and a split-screen effect.
Users can adjust and select frame rate, resolution, focus, and exposure in addition to the multi-cam features.
DoubleTake is available on the App Store for $3.99 with no in-app purchases. It’s worth noting that the multi-camera feature is only available on iPhones running iOS 11 or later.
Because of social media, some people are accustomed to recording videos vertically, but they don’t look as good when viewed on a TV or computer. But what if we could record a single video that could be played in both orientations?
Carousel Camera records videos in square format, which allows for a great trick when watching them on your phone. You can now rotate your iPhone vertically or horizontally without seeing any black bars.
If you want to export the video, the app lets you choose between 16:9, 9:16, and other aspect ratios.
Carousel Camera is free to download from the App Store, but certain features require a $0.99 in-app purchase.
Thanks to Cinematic Mode, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro can shoot videos in Portrait Mode, but this feature is not available on previous iPhone models. Portrait Videos on other iPhone models are possible with Focos Live
To create the effect of a blurred background in videos, the app combines depth data from the iPhone’s rear cameras. Focus Lens works even better with the iPhone 12 Pro’s TrueDepth camera and LiDAR scanner, as well as the latest iPad Pro.
Aside from blurring the background of videos, the app allows users to edit them with filters, color adjustments, and other effects.
Focos Live is free to download from the App Store, but some features require a subscription, which is available through in-app purchases.
LumaFusion is a well-known iOS video editor that has become a must-have for professional iPad editors. The app, however, also has an iPhone version with the same powerful features.
Editors can use LumaFusion to work with multiple video, audio, image, or title tracks. There are advanced controls for adjusting colors, effects, cropping, speed, and other parameters. It’s almost as if your phone has a portable version of a desktop video editor.
After you’ve finished editing your video, you can export it in a variety of resolutions, codecs, frame rates, and sources.
LumaFusion is available on the App Store for $29.99. Some additional features can be obtained through in-app purchases.
And, if you want something more affordable and simple to use, there’s always Apple’s iMovie. Apple’s video editor, which was originally designed for Macs, is now available for iOS devices.
iMovie provides an extremely user-friendly interface that allows anyone to edit videos directly on the iPhone. The app allows users to crop, cut, speed up, and add effects to videos. There are also options to add titles, songs, sound effects, and even edit videos recorded with the iPhone 13’s Cinematic Mode.
iMovie is available for free on the App Store. There are no in-app purchases, but some features are limited to the most recent iPhone and iPad models.
With these apps, you’ll be able to shoot and edit videos with a more professional look while only using your iPhone.