Top 5 iMovie Alternatives for iPhone

Top 5 iMovie Alternatives for iPhone

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By Elva | Dec 14,2017 17:27 pm

As their entry-level software for video edition, Apple has made sure to grant the best experience in iMovie for their users. This experience was limited to Mac computers first. But now iMovie is also available for iOS devices such as the iPad, iPhone and even the iPod touch. If you are not eligible to get iMovie for free, there are many options you can still make use of that are much more complete and useful. The next are 5 of the best alternatives to iMovie for iPhone.

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  • This iMovie alternative is very easy to use and even a rookie can operate it easily.
  • The drag and drop feature of this program makes it easy to import media files.
  • Advanced video editing functions are also provided such as Picture in Picture, Green Screen, Split Screen and face off.
  • Plenty of video editing features are available such as video splitting, cropping, rotating, trimming and joining.

Part 1. List of Top 5 iMovie Alternatives for iPhone

APP 1: Splice

Price: Free & $3,99.

This is an application that proves how you do not need to sacrifice features while using mobile apps instead of traditional desktop software. With Splice you will be able to perform any basic task you can think of on iMovie , even on your Mac. And the best part is that it comes all packed in an interface that is optimized for a touch screen in your hands.

You can record your own audio tracks to add to your video, use your favorite music from the iTunes Library and purchase special effect packages. If you are looking for a basic video application, Splice might do wonders for you, however keep in mind that in the end, if you want to use many of the packs to purchase in-app, the price will go beyond your expectations.


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APP 2: VideoFX Live

Price: Free

An app that is a little bit different to all the others, VideoFX Live allows you to select and add video effects before and during the video recording, which can be a fun and useful twist for your next video creations. Of course you can also edit the videos after taken or import them from different sources.

The team behind VideoFX Live is also responsible for Video Star which is more of an entertainment app to create music videos based on your favorite tunes, in case you may want to check. However, both apps are pretty basic and you really should consider how much you can make out of it, or if you better move to a more complete option.


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APP 3: Cute CUT

Price: Free & $5,99.

Some may defend this application as the most complete available in the App Store. And while it does seem to allow you to go further than the apps above, its capabilities stand pretty close to the ones you will find in iMovie. It is somewhat between amazing and overwheling how this app manages to integrate so many options, and while a couple features seem missing here and there, the overall experience makes Cute CUT enough of a tool you can carry in your pocket.


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APP 4: Magisto

Price: Free (1-month $4,99 or 1-year $17,99 subscription optional)

It is time to raise the bets and Magisto is the contender that wants to give you all you could possibly need to make the best videos on your iPhone in a smooth experience. And they pretty much make it true. More than bombarding you with tons and tons of options and filters and more, Magisto relies on something they call 'magic video editing'.

It will analize your videos and even photos, apply the best filters and put it all together. Of course you can have manual options and features like audio edition, but beyond that, if you are looking for an easy and beautiful experience, without having to keep control on everything this is what you are looking for. Although the app itself is free, you will have to sign up for their service, which can be very useful since you get cloud syncing for you to enjoy your productions on any device with internet access. You can choose between a free account with some limitations a monthly or a yearly subscription.


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APP 5: Pinnacle Studio

Price: $12,99

Finally, to kill the competition Pinnacle Studio arrives as the application with the most complete set of options and the best-looking interface. It is not an easy task to accomplish such thing, since as stated before, when you get a bunch of features together things tend to get overwhelming.

But they could not define it any better: Pinnacle Studio is "Easy enough for the hobbyist, powerful enough for the pro." It may not be possible to say Pinnacle Studio is better than Magisto or the other way around since they both operate their very own way. So in the end, the best tool for video edition on your iPhone is what you prefer between the one that works like video magic and one that feels like the multimedia Swiss Army knife.


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Part 2. Comparison of the 5 Best iMovie Alternatives for iPhone

Software Price In-app purchase? Available for
Splice Free/$3,99 Yes iPhone 3GS and later, iPod Touch 2nd generation and later
VideoFX Live Free Yes iPhone 3GS and later, iPod Touch 4th generation and later
Cute CUT Free to try/$5,99 Not necessary iPhone 3GS and later, iPod Touch 4th generation and later
Magisto Free app with optional monthly o yearly subscriptions for full features Not necessary iPhone 3GS and later, iPod Touch 4th generation and later
Pinnacle Studio $12,99 Yes Pinnacle Studio $12,99 Yes iPhone 4 and later, iPod Touch 5th generation and later

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