How to edit videos on your iPhone or iPad using the Photos app or iMovie
- On your iPhone or iPad, you may cut the beginning or end of videos, crop them, apply filters, and more.
- Open a video in the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and press “Modify” in the top-right corner to edit it.
- Consider downloading the iMovie app if you want more extensive video editing features.
Almost every iPhone on the market today is capable of shooting high-resolution, high-quality video. As a result, it’s not surprising that the phone has some rudimentary video editing tools right out of the box.
Crop, rotate, trim the video’s duration, add filters, modify the color balance, and more can all be done in the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. You can also make further adjustments to your film if you download the free iMovie program.
This’s the way to edit videos on your iPhone or iPad.
How to edit a video in your iPhone or iPad’s Photos app
By default, all of your photographs and videos are saved in the Photos app.
1. Find the video you want to modify in the Photos app. If you’re having difficulties finding it amid a sea of photographs, go to Albums and then Videos to see a list of all of your phone’s videos.
2. In the top-right corner, click Edit after opening the video.
3. You have a few alternatives here. The first menu, which should appear automatically, allows you to trim the beginning and conclusion of your video. Drag the left-facing arrow and the right and use the slider at the bottom of the screen to trim the beginning of the video, and the right-facing arrow to the left to trim the end.
4. You may then modify the color balance and more by tapping the icon that looks like a volume wheel. To see the tools, swipe through the options below the video clip, tap one to select it, and then modify the levels with the slider below that (or on the side of the screen if you’re on an iPad). Your modifications will be immediately visible in the video preview.
5. . You can add filters by tapping the icon that looks like three overlapping circles. Each of these filters also has a slider that you may use to adjust the filter’s strength.
6. To rotate, crop, or skew the video, tap the square cropping icon. This is the option to use if you mistakenly captured a video in the wrong direction.
7. Click Done in the bottom-right corner after you’re through editing. You’ll be able to save your changes as a new clip or replace the original video.
Tip: Don’t worry if you accidentally overwrite the original video and later want to remove the changes. To get the original video back, simply edit the video again and tap Revert in the bottom-right corner (or top-right on iPad).
Editing videos with the iMovie app
If you download the iMovie app, you’ll have a lot more video editing possibilities.
You can use iMovie to select various films and photos to mix into a single movie, in addition to all of the options listed above. You can also choose from a half-dozen other transitions (such as dissolves, slides, and wipes) to insert between these pieces. You may also use iMovie to add music and voiceovers to your video.
It’s not a world-class video editor, but it’s perfect for making fast movies straight on your iPhone or iPad.