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While filmmakers have long required a computer with Final Cut Pro to edit their projects, with the ability to shoot film on smart phones and tablets now commonplace, filmmakers have a wealth of new film editing apps to use. Here are some reviews of the top film editing apps available to filmmakers.

Device: iOS
Price: Free
Current Rating: 4/5
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Although the latest release of smart phones have inbuilt slow-mo features built in, this app is the closest you’ll get to simulating the effect – up to 500 and 1000 fps - without hardware. Features a very slick editing functionality to boot, and best of all, it won’t cost you a cent.

Device: iOS
Price: $4.99
Current Rating: 4.5/5
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VideoGrade is a simple yet powerful app for those who want to fine tune color grading within clips. The app is packed with features (realtime previews of how the video will look like, color channels histogram, clipping previews and split screen mode for comparing the edited video with the original) and while intuitive and easy to use, doesn’t hold back on the technical information.

Device: Some Android devices
Price: $2.99
Current Rating: 4.3/5
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KineMaster is the first and only professional video editor available for Android devices that is truly on par with any PC video editing software in terms of functions.

KineMaster Pro gives you a multitracked timeline with full drag-and-drop support: You can import multiple videos, images and audio clips, and then move them around as needed with your finger. It also has tons of options for improving the quality of your product, ranging from sliders for adjusting a clip's brightness, contrast and color saturation to a range of filter-like color effects. As far as Android film editing apps go, this one is tough to beat.

Device: Android
Price: Free
Current Rating: 4/5
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WeVideo isn’t the most powerful Android editing app on the market, but deserves a mention for being the first (and possibly only) such app designed for social sharing. In fact, the entire workflow is cloud-based, which can be an incredibly useful function depending on work set-up.

Device: iOS
Price: $4.99
Current Rating: 4/5
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The granddaddy of iOS editing apps, iMovie should have a home on every iOS device. For starters it makes it ridiculously easy to splice together footage shot on your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, but there's a lot more to it than that.

You can also use it to add titles, music, voiceovers and photos to your work of art - and if you want to cheese it up, you can take your pick from a bunch of TV-style templates and movie trailer themes. Essential.

Device: Android 2.3 and up
Price: Free with paid upgrades
Current Rating: 4.5/5
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For a simple, no-fuss movie making software, this app is perfect. You can put together video clips and still photos into an edited movie, then add effects and music for a finished product. You can stabilize shaky footage, add filters and transitions, or splice together multiple clips for a single smooth video. The library of licensed music makes it even easier to create home videos.

This app was designed with beginners in mind, and it automatically analyzes and splices your footage for perfect home movies and fuss-free guerilla journalism.

Device: iPhone & iPad
Price: $1.99
Current Rating: 2.5/5
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For years, Final Cut Pro has been the biggest name in film editing, but learning the program can be daunting. Now, you can get a detailed walk-through of every aspect of the software. Having this guide uploaded to your mobile device makes it easy to reference it at any time, including mid-edit as you navigate your software.

Versions of this guide and other specialized guides are available on both Apple and Android devices for easy reference regardless of your chosen device.

Silent Movie Maker
Device: Android 3.2
Price: Free
Current Rating: 3.2/5
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This app allows you to easily convert your normal video footage into a black and white or sepia-toned silent movie. Aside from changing the color of your footage, you can also apply numerous effects for pinholes, scratches, lens flares and more.

There is no option for adding music, but you can place in dialog and naration cards to aid in telling a story. The end result is a versatile app that can turn any film clip into a vintage classic.

Device: iPad
Price: $9.99
Current Rating: 4.5/5
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Powered by Corel, one of the leading film and graphics editing brands on the market, this powerful and easy-to-use app makes video, audio and photo editing fast and simple.

After you've arranged your clips onto the storyboard, you can tweak the timeline to get your editing just right. A wide selection of effects and soundtrack options will help you round out the video, and you can upload the movie directly to YouTube, Facebook and more. If you have Pinnacle Studio for the PC, you can switch effortlessly between your devices for even more flexibility.

Device: iPhone & iPad
Price: Free
Current Rating: 4.5/5
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A popular app choice for both veteran filmmakers and beginning home moviemakers, Lumify is fast and powerful. The intuitive interface is easy to learn and full of features, and clips come together easily to form a completed movie almost instantly without any additional rendering required.

You can record at 1080p HD and stabilize the footage with the app. The app also allows you to lock the focus, exposure and white balance throughout filming for a uniform appearance. You can then further edit this with HD filters and special effects.




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