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Here's what you need to make great DIY home videos

Published : Aug 22, 2017, 9:00 am IST
Updated : Aug 22, 2017, 9:00 am IST

A good camera-phone and a video editing app is all one needs to Do-It-Yourself and make a home movie.

Photography and videography have become one of the most powerful features of smartphones.
 Photography and videography have become one of the most powerful features of smartphones.

Many phone makers are giving that extra edge to the camera with features like 4K recording, dual lens, higher resolution, etc., which make them on par with DSLRs. Devices such as Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, have 4K recording, while Vivo V5, Honor 6X, Huawei P9, OPPO F3 etc come with dual lens cameras. The AsusZenfone Zoom S offers a separate 2.3x optical zoom as well as a wide angle lens in one camera.

Photography and videography have become one of the most powerful features of smartphones. That is why we see the concept of ‘story telling’ picking up so fast. You soon realize that videos aren’t only for holidays or weddings. They have become more casual, where we see people putting up stories using different stickers, music, background etc. They are also made to look professional, using different editing tools. When Google recently announced that it is going to soon shut down the video editor for YouTube, we decided to take a look at the other alternative options. Here are a few popular video editing apps:


Viva Video Editor: The homepage of this app invites you to create a video story. Featuring a simple interface, this app lets you record and edit short videos. The editing options in this app include trimming, merging, splitting, speed control, and reverse. It has a list of various themes, filters, stickers and music to choose, which can be added to your videos. You can also create a slideshow of your still photos and add these editing tools to them. The Viva app is available free for Android and iOS users.

Quik: A video editing app owned by GoPro, Quik not only allows you to record but also edit your existing videos and pictures. Using a special algorithm, it also highlights special moments in your videos. It has a flashback mode that shows you the footage of pictures and videos captures in the last 24hrs . It works in HD 1080p or 720p format at 60 fps (frames per second). Apart from editing options like rotate, crop, trim and adding text effects, the app also lets you capture in two different format, cinema (16:9 ratio) and square (1:1 ratio). Other features include various fliters, background music, transition effects and other graphics. The free app is available for Android and iOS.


Adobe Premier Clip: Adobe is a brand a lot of people associate with when it comes to editing tools. Just like the other apps even this one lets you add transitions, slow motion effects, lighting adjustments, sync music, and trim. It also lets you add effects to your still images. The app seems to be more helpful for those who like to keep it strictly professional and don’t need any frills and fancies to their videos. It is also supported by Adobe CreativeSync, which ensures that your files, fonts, design assets, settings and more all instantly appear in your workflow wherever you need them. The app is available free for Android and iOS.



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