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10 Best Video Editing Apps for YouTubers

By Editorial Staff

Whether you are a beginner video editor or someone who is just looking for new ways to improve their skills, most often look to top YouTubers for inspiration on video editing. While most YouTubers have their own unique editing style, there are only so many apps out there to create the best content for subscribers. Video editing apps function differently for their customers to get the best and most efficient use out of their service. Here are 10 best video apps for YouTubers that could launch your channel today.

1. Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a, if not, the top video editing app for content creation. This Adobe Softwares application has an entire suite of features used for film, television, and of course, Youtube. Adobe Premiere Pro is known for the top-of-the-line service in developing the dynamic range, high-definition motion, and mixing platforms for audio. Like most other software suites, all applications under Adobe can be used in tandem to create efficiency. Not only are YouTubers such as Jake Paul using Adobe Premiere Pro, but Sundance 2020 filmmakers are using this app.

Adobe Premiere Pro best video editing apps


All Adobe Video and Audio Editing Apps:

Adobe AppDescriptionPrice
Premiere ProProfessional video and film editing.$20.99/month
Premiere RushCreate and share online videos. Fast and easy.$9.99/month
After EffectsCreate motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.$20.99/month
SparkCreate custom-branded graphics, web pages, and video stories in minutes.$9.99/month
AuditionAudio recording, mixing, and restoration. $20.99/month

2. Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X is the leading rival to Adobe Premiere Pro in video editing apps for YouTubers. Final Cut Pro X is an Apple Software that is essentially an extreme version of iMovie. Although at a first glance it may look similar to iMovie, it has an entire world of revolutionary features. Final Cut Pro X has not only video editing features such as advanced color grading wheels and audio mixing, but it also provides a post-production studio to ensure your content is not only impressive but professional. YouTubers such as Casey Neistat and Emma Chamberlain use Final Cut Pro X to create signature edits for their YouTube content.  

Final Cut Pro X Features (as mentioned by Apple):

  • Revolutionary Video Editing
  • Powerful Media Organization
  • Incredible Performance
  • Compelling, Customizable Effects
  • Integrated Audio Editing
  • Intuitive Color Grading
  • One-Step, Optimized Output

3. LumaFusion

LumaFusion is an iOS-friendly video editing app most commonly used on iPhones and iPads. Because it is used primarily on handheld devices, LumaFusion is the ideal application for a functional and quick video edit. Although it is not as common as an Apple or Adobe software, they offer free in-app tutorials to turn you into an instant professional. LumaFusion is currently ranked #15 in Photo & Video on the IOS app store and has features for audio, effects, motion, text, and more. YouTuber Jannelle Eliana, with over 2 million subscribers, uses only LumaFusion and her iPhone to create video content.

4. FilmoraGo

FilmoraGo is an iPhone-specific video editing app for creating YouTube content. FilmoraGo is ideal for beginning influencers because it has a lot of easy-to-use features such as special effects, filters, adjustments, and stickers. FilmoraGo is meant to create an easy, quick experience while also ensuring there is an element of fun when using their software. It also has a feature that allows one to post their edited video directly to YouTube, making the process even more seamless.

FilmoraGo video editing app for YouTube content creators

5. iMovie 

iMovie is another Apple software used at a more beginner level for video editors. This video editing app is a pre-installed software for any Apple owner. Although the features may seem minimal to a more advanced editor, its title, green screen, and sound effects are perfect for creators. iMovie users can also achieve a professional feel due to its 4k video support system. Aside from movie-style video editing, you can also create customizable trailers as content. If you are a content creator who doesn’t incorporate effects into their content and just needs a service to cut clips, such as YouTuber David Dobrik (who uses iMovie), this video editing app is ideal.

6. KineMaster

KineMaster, unlike most previous video editing apps, is used on Android software. This app is best known for its layering feature that allows for picture-in-picture effects. KineMaster also has other notable features such as transition effects, an audio library, title effects, and more. Although KineMaster is free to download, you must pay for a subscription if you want to create content without a watermark. For the purpose of YouTube content creation and compared to other video editing apps, KineMaster is a useful and cost-efficient app for Android users.

7. PowerDirector

PowerDirector is another Android-friendly video editing app for YouTubers. PowerDirector is unique compared to its competitors because of its 360-degree virtual reality feature. Its ability to support this virtual reality footage is great for gaming YouTubers and its high-speed efficiency is a universal plus. The PowerDirector mobile app also allows you to upload directly to YouTube. PowerDirector has a number of different software plans that one can pick from depending on their needs and level of expertise. 

PowerDirector Video Editing Softwares (as mentioned by Cyberlink):

  • PowerDirector Mobile App
  • Director Suite 365
  • PowerDirector 365
  • PowerDirector 18 Ultimate
  • PowerDirector 18 Ultra
  • AudioDirector 10 Ultra
  • ColorDirector 8 Ultra
  • ActionDirector 3

8. Splice

Splice is a video editing app for iOS that is best known for mobile editing action content. Splice offers a series of effects and transitions for video creating to give the content an extra element, however, some do come at a price with in-app purchases. However, the app does allow for a lot of range to create without spending a dime. Splice has easy-to-use features similar to iMovie which makes it a great option for any beginner Youtuber.

9. Corel Video Studio 

Corel Video Studio is a video editing software that has two key apps. The first app, VideoStudio Pro 2020, is a more basic app that has HD, 4k, and 360 editing as well as several creative effects and features. However, for just $20 more with VideoStudio Ultimate 2020, you can take your content to another level with enhanced color grading controls, enhanced video mask creator, morph and seamless transitions, and premium effects. Which plan you invest in depends on your content needs, however, both will allow for much more than just cropping footage.

10. WeVideo

WeVideo is an extremely simple and easy-to-use video editing app that is available for both iOS and Android users. WeVideo is aimed primarily for the use of business and education content, hence its simplicity, but it can also be used to create everyday content. Because it is so easy to function and can be used on any device, this app is ideal for daily vloggers who need a quick and simple tool to edit their extensive content.

Price Breakdown of 10 Best Video Editing Apps for YouTubers

Video Editing AppPrice
Adobe Premiere Pro$20.99/month
Final Cut Pro X$299.99 (one-time payment)
Luma Fusion$29.99 (with in-app purchases)
FilmoraGoFree (with in-app purchases)
iMovieFree (for iOS and macOS)
KineMaster$39 for subscription (free to download)
PowerDirectorRanges from free to $129.99 (depending on plan)
SpliceFree (with in-app purchases)
Corel Video Studio$79.99 - $99.99
WeVideo(starting at) $4.99/month

Other Notable Video Editing Apps for YouTubers:

  1. Blender
  2. VivaVideo
  3. Cute Cut
  4. YouTube Video Creator
  5. Clipchamp
  6. Magisto
  7. Lightworks
  8. PicPlayPost
  9. Quik
  10. Hyperlapse

For more information on editing apps, check out our blogs on the Top 10 Best Photo Editing Apps and 7 Apps For Instagram To Help You Post Like A Pro.

This article was written by Daniela Jolie

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