Ever since the Indian government banned TikTok, users were desperately looking for a worthy alternative. Lo and behold, Facebook integrated a TikTok-like platform in the Instagram application. It gained worldwide popularity, and many eCommerce businesses and influencers adapted to the concept of Reels. With IGTV, Reels, and posts, Instagram has become a benchmark for promoting oneself and/or businesses.
10 Best Reels Editors for Android and iOS
In order to make an impression, editing is a must. Using desktop video editing tools to trim and cut Reels videos could become tedious. So, I have curated a list of the 10 best Reels editors for Android and iOS, which will enhance your videos.
1. Instagram (Android & iOS, Free)
If you are averse to third-party apps to edit your Reels videos, then look no further than the Instagram app itself. You can directly edit your Reels videos on your account and share them right away! Moreover, you can embellish your videos by experimenting with filters, catchy captions, AR, timers, hashtags, etc. Add your favorite audio and enrich your videos.
Of course, if you want to make some serious edits, the Instagram app itself won’t satiate your needs. This is why I have listed some of the best video editors that will help you pump out great Reels.
2. iMovie (iOS, Free)
iPhone, iPad, and Mac owners already know about this movie magic. This preloaded application is feature-rich, living room for little flaws. You can edit videos, do the voiceover, add pictures, use titles, etc. Modern Apple devices can use 4K footages in iMovie, and as you’d expect, the app is part of Apple’s beautiful ecosystem. iMovie is suitable for beginners and professionals alike.
3. BeeCut (Android, iOS, Free)
Beecut lets you edit Reels videos by cutting, adding filters and transition, cropping, etc. You can also change the speed of your videos to make them attractive. The user interface is clean and simple. The apps support a wide range of aspect ratios such as 1:1, 3:14, 4:3, 9:16, and 16:9. Some exciting filters will make your Reels and/or Vlogs engaging. You can also add multiple background music files to make your videos exciting.
4. Adobe Premiere Rush (Android & iOS, ₹700 p/m)
Adobe’s Premiere Rush is a great video editing tool that is similar in some ways to the Premiere Pro CC. You can quickly process your clips and share them on your social media. The app can also convert your videos to various aspect ratios. You can add funky titles to make your videos more precise. Since it’s a cross-platform application, users can edit from iPad, laptop, etc.
5. LumaFusion (iOS, ₹2,699)
LumaFusion is an iOS-only app that many professionals use on their iPhones and iPad. Even though the editor is a bit extreme for editing Reels, you can edit videos on the fly. Users can add six audio and video tracks for videos, pictures, titles, graphics, etc. There are also extra six audio tracks that can be used for music, sound effects, narration, etc. Even it costs ₹2,699; it is worth every penny.
6. PowerDirector (Android & iOS, Free)
PowerDirector is one of the most powerful video editing applications with support for video effects, multiple-track timeline video editing, reverse video, slow motion, etc. The app is equipped with a timeline editing interface, a true dream for any video editor. You can add the video stabilizer function to steady the videos. There’s cropping functionality for the added effect, blue and green screen, background graphics, etc. The app can swiftly and smoothly edit Reels and other videos. With PowerDirector, take your Reels to the next level.
7. InShot (Android & iOS, Free)
InShot lets you edit, trim, cut your Reels videos and export them into HD quality. You can also blur the background, add video effects and music to enhance the videos. With the app, you can freely split videos into two parts or multi-split videos into various clips. The app is easy-to-use and can make vertical videos, which is helpful for Reels. InShot also has a repository of its own music that will embellish your Reels videos.
8. VN Video Editor Maker VlogNow (Android & iOS, Free)
Created by VN, LLC, VN Video Editor Maker VlogNow is aimed at mobile editors who want to use their creative juices on-the-go. You can cut and trim your footage, crop them, and add music to its multi-layer timeline. Some advanced features include video effects, green screen, and chroma key. Zooming in and zooming out is easy, so is splitting, deleting, dragging, and duplicating the videos. If you want to take a break, you can save a draft and continue later on. Its multi-layer timeline lets you use keyframe animation, mask, and curve speed. You can also choose from over 60 filters. Overall, VN Video Editor Maker is a great editing tool for Reels.
9. Quik (Android & iOS, Free)
Created by GoPro, Quik can be used for editing Reels and vlogs. It can edit the uploaded footage automatically. You can choose your footage manually to gain control over them. Basic options like transitions, cutting, trimming, and adding audio are present. Quik’s music library is one of the best. The app can stabilize footage, like the GoPro videos.
10. Magisto (Android, iOS, Free)
Magisto, created by Vimeo, utilizes artificial intelligence to create the best content out there. It’s an intuitive application that will let you edit the footage style, music, etc. Magisto is excellent at suggesting music or theme from your library. The list of features includes filters, video effects, auto-cropping, facial recognition, great audio-editing tools, and iStock integration for high-definition stock pictures and videos.
These are some of the best Reels editors for Android and iOS. They will make your Instagram Reels videos stand out. Every application has some novel editing functions, but keep in mind that these are just the basic editors; if you are looking for a desktop-like experience, try out the BeeCut.
What do you think about Instagram Reels? Do you think it will outgrow TikTok, at least in India? Tell us in the comments below.