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These 3 video editing apps give you pro results straight from your phone

Liane Cassavoy | Feb. 10, 2015
Today's tablets and phones have all the processing power you need for creating incredible movies, on the go. Here are three apps that can help.

I also don't like how the free version saves your output with a watermark. It means updating to the Pro version is a necessity for anyone who'd like to produce a video that can be shared in a professional setting. Still, $2.70 isn't terribly expensive, and VidTrim covers the basics of video editing.

Adobe Voice

Adobe Voice's tagline says it can help you "show your story," and it's an apt description of what this iPad app does.

What it's not is a typical video editing app; in fact, Adobe Voice is not really a video editing app at all. But it's worth including in this roundup because it does let you create professional, elegant videos that are perfect for use in various business settings.

Adobe Voice lets you create "stories," which are told via animated videos. And while calling these "animated videos" is simply a fancy way of saying "slideshows," these are not your average slideshows. Adobe Voice guides you through the process of creating your slideshow, from helping you pick a title to structuring its contents.

Stories are organized into pages. Each page features audio that you record, which makes this a useful tool for creating presentations, marketing videos, and more. Adobe Voice adds background music to your audio, which goes a long way toward making the end result more pleasant. You then complete the page by adding icons, photos, or text. You can choose from the app's incredibly extensive library of icons and photos, or you can upload your own.

You can add as many pages as you need to tell your stories, but you do have limited control over the layout of those pages. Adobe Voice limits you to five layout options: display one thing, two things, a fullscreen photo, a thing and a caption, or a thing and a full photo. You can choose from 32 themes, many of which are business-friendly.

Once your video slideshow is complete, it can be shared via social media or email. You will need to sign in to the app in order to share videos, which can be done using an Adobe Creative Cloud account or Facebook sign-in. You also can save video files directly to your iPad's camera roll.

Adobe Voice features lovely layout, making it as easy to look at as it is to use. And it's free. What's not to like?


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