We live in times of fast internet and viral content where everybody can record and share videos in an instant. But you will need to go beyond your smartphone video editing options to obtain specific effects. Many software video editors are expensive, but it is possible to find alternative online video editing tools.
When choosing such tools, you need to consider ease of use (digestible, easy-to-follow instructions), support and what options they offer.
WeVideo is a cloud-based online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration and sharing across any device. More people can work collaboratively for editing a video within WeVideo platform, using space from Google drive app. Also, the Android app of WeVideo can help you to capture raw footage directly from your phone or a webcam.
However, be warned, this video editor is not so permissive with large files. The editor has an intuitive layout with clips on the left, video player on the right and timeline at the bottom of the page. The Transform tool palette allows you to rotate (vertical and horizontal flip) or to scale. Also, you can sharpen or add sepia effects. You can fade out or adjust the audio level or even upload audio files to the movie.
PowToon is a simple video editor, reminiscent of traditional Craft Style, perfect for marketing professionals, small business or start-ups, trainers, and educators. PowToon is straight-forward and lets you arrange your footage on a black canvas or a colorful background. Created for beginners or inexperienced video editors, PowToon can help you wrap up eye-catching videos and export them with one click.
The only downside of this online video editor is that, if you don’t purchase the full version, you can edit or create videos of only 45 seconds long.
Video Tool Box
This free video editor application comes with an advanced file manager which helps you to upload up to 600 MB files and record streams from a webcam or video-cast device.
Also, with Video Tool Box, you can crop, merge, demux (extract audio, video or subtitle text from a file) and hard-code subtitles to your video creations. You can crop the video with a few clicks and merge multiple files into a single video.
This free online video editor allows you to follow three steps: add videos and photos, choose a theme and choose a soundtrack. Magisto selects the best parts of your video, combines your chosen music, themes and effects and splices them into poignant movies.
Magisto is user-friendly and can be expected to provide you with almost all the tools and options of editing software but it’s not software, and it’s free.
Renderforest is a free online animated video maker. It will help you to create slideshows, explainer videos, intros and promotional videos. You can use templates to make educational presentations and whiteboard videos. You can even create realistic mobile app videos and tutorials.
You have access to all features for free, but if you want to export your video in high quality you have two options – either pay per export or subscribe for a monthly or annual plan.
Enjoy the creative process and make that video go viral!