Messaging and sharing photographs seem to be passe. With the launch of Twitter's 6 second video sharing App 'Vine', the new fad is to share videos'. It is needless to say that a video clip often conveys more then a normal photograph. To help you with sharing your moving images memories like your first baby steps or your first bicycle ride, I have compiled a list of free video editing and sharing Apps for iOS and Android devices.
Here are some Apps for your phones which will help you in snipping, clipping and adding filters to your videos before you share them with your friends and loved ones.
1. Viddy : This Apps is available both for iOS and Android devices and allows users to post videos of 15 seconds or less.
The App is very popular and is known as "Instagram for videos" because of its ability to easily edit footage shot on smartphones with special effects, colour filters and music soundtracks. The app has simplified the process of sharing clips on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and blogs, and it gives users the option to send them via email, SMS or only post them to a personal account page at Viddy's site, the url of which you can share with your friends.
This one is the simplest of all because it lets you add sound tracks and colour filters very easily even if you are a novice in the field of video editing. You can change your effects, trim the video length, speed up the video to give it a comic effect, edit brightness and when done, you can share or keep it private.
To download Viddy for Android click Google Play, and to download Viddy for iOS devices click Apple Store.
2. Klip : This Apps is available both for iOS and Android devices.
You have to sign up with them first; you can sign in using you Facebook account. Klip then asks you your favourite topics and suggests your kind of videos before letting you use the App. Klip lets you use both rear and front camera and that is a big plus if you want to shoot your own video. The only disadvantage with Klip is that you can't add effects after you have shot the video, so what ever effects you want to add, you have to do it while shooting the video.
I have recommended this App for its front camera shooting abilities. If you have a iOS device download it here from Apple Store and Android users can download it here from Google Play.
3. Cinemagram : By now you must be using this App on your iOS or Android device, if you are not, you are missing something.
This is a beauty of a App, it lets you create GIFs in addition to videos. You can record a video, loop it, and select certain portions of the video to animate while other portions stay still (giving you surreal or comic effects as you want). Cinemagram gives you added ability to create short, "edited" videos by letting you hold to record, releasing to change camera positions and continuing. I have already written a review for Cinemagram, kindly read it here.
4. Loopcam : This App is sadly only available for iOS users. Android users may have to wait a while for it.
Loopcam's USP is sort of different from above video sharing Apps. You have to tap in the frame to shoot a video. After a couple of taps if you feel you have a complete video press the arrow and a loop is created. It has a 'hairline guides' feature which tell you now and then whether you are shooting the video properly. Another feature available with the App is shooting in Ghost mode. You can also toggle between the front and rear cameras of you smart phone and lets you switch on the flash if the surroundings are dark.
The only thing missing in Loopcam is audio adding ability but for a novice this is the best App for loop video making. Once you are done you can share it or keep it for yourself.
iOS users can download the App here from Apple Store.
I have selected the best of the available Apps but this is not a comprehensive list. If you have any suggestions do post them in the comments box and I will review them