How do you edit a video on your smartphone?

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You just made a great video on your smartphone, but it doesn't look quite perfect yet. Fortunately, you don't necessarily have to use a computer or professional software to edit your video. With the right apps and techniques, you can create beautiful video straight from your smartphone. Here are some tips on how to edit a video on your smartphone.

1. Choose the right app

There are many video editing apps available for smartphones, but not all of them are equally suitable. Choose an app that suits your skills and wishes. As a beginner, you can start with a simple app like iMovie (for iOS) or VN Video Editor (for iOS, Android, and Mac), while more experienced users can opt for apps like Adobe Premiere Rush , LumaFusion , or CapCut . For this tutorial we will be working with CapCut, but most of the apps above have the same workflow.

2. Use a power bank

A fact that few people know is that your smartphone works better when it is on a charger. For example, if you connect your mobile phone to a power bank, most energy-saving processes are turned off. This makes your smartphone work faster and makes it easier to edit your videos without hindrance.

3. Start with a rough cut

Start by importing your video clips into the app and create a rough cut by putting the clips in the correct order. Cut away any unnecessary parts. This is a good way to see if the timing and order of your images work well before you start adding effects and transitions.

4. Add music and sound effects

Music and sound effects can take your video to the next level. Use the app to add music or sound effects to match the mood of your video. Adjust the volume so that it is not too loud or too soft.

5. Use color correction and filters

Color correction and filters can give your video a certain look. Adjust the brightness, contrast and saturation to improve the colors of your video. Experiment with different filters to see which ones work best for your video.

6. Add text and titles

If you want to convey a message, add text and titles to your video. Use a clear and readable font and adjust the color and size to match the style of your video.

7. Export and share your video

Once you're done editing, export your video in the desired resolution and share it on your favorite social media platform. Please note that some platforms such as Instagram and TikTok have specific requirements for video resolution and format.

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