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Video Editing for Dummies: Video Editing on Mobile Phones

Gone are the days of transferring your video clips from your mobile phone to your laptop or PC (that is, if you’re in a hurry.) If you want to edit them fast, here’s the best thing for video editors on-the-go: Use your smartphone. Yes, with just a few wipes and touches, your video project is all ready.

VidTrim Pro

For smartphones who has an Android application, VidTrimPro is for you. This is also perfect for neophytes who have just tried for the first time video editing on mobile phones.  Just cut and paste those videos, compress and voila! — The edited video is now ready for sharing.


Meanwhile, for flash-enabled phones, you may want to use JayCut.  It has the interface of a PC-like application. You can use this to cut and paste your videos and add effects such as music, and others. JayCut doesn’t collect your personal data too, so there’s no worry on privacy and security.

Clesh Video Editor

If you want detailed editing, use this application. But this goes for Android-enables phones only.  It has lots of good features, including accurate editing frames, storyboard editing, Autosave (so you won’t lose your work!), pan and save and 30 minutes of video storage in Cloud.


iPhone also has that Mac counterpart up in its sleeves. You can do lots of detailed editing including adjusting audio levels, applying special effects, inserting fonts and graphics, and others. It also has a bonus feature:  PeopleFinder which allows you to identify faces and enable you to sort the people and the shot type.


An iPhone-based application that allows you to shoot a variety, trim your videos and arrange multiple clips to play flawlessly.

Tips on Video Mobile Editing

1. Tutorials are downloadable. If you have trouble with your application, you can always use a search engine to find the answer.
2. Use your transitions sparingly. Viewers are sick of too many transitions.
3. Compress your videos when you’re done so you can upload and share them easily.
4. Always check if your videos are audible. Otherwise, your videos may not be as effective.  


“Editing Mobile Videos on Your Phone.” Retrieved on December 18, 2012 from

“Edit Like a Pro: How to Edit Your Mobile Videos.” Retrieved on December 18, 2012 from


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