Some applications to film and edit videos on your iPhone

Published on December 28, 2021, 08:42

The iPhone has become the main camera for many people around the world, not only because of its quality, but also because of the great apps available on the App Store. This year, we have compiled a list of the best apps to shoot and edit videos on iPhone.

FiLMiC Pro

FiLMiC Pro is probably the number one app for users who are serious about shooting videos with their iPhone. See also: Tesla Model S: Model S acceleration and top speed review and video test. The app has multiple manual controls that allow you to adjust focus, exposure, lens 'ISO, frame rate, zoom, etc.

There are also options to quickly switch between color profiles, HDR modes, ProRes codecs, and resolutions. FiLMiC Pro users have access to gamma curve controls, image stabilization, video presets, audio sync and downsampling.


DoubleTake is an app created by the same developers behind FiLMiC Pro, but this one focuses on letting users shoot video using two iPhone cameras at the same time. See article: The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus gives way to the new Tesla Model 3 RWD. The app was featured by Apple during the iPhone 11 Pro launch event in 2019.

You can choose two different lenses to record video at the same time, which is ideal for multi-camera projects. Users can combine the front camera with one of the rear cameras, or even use two different rear lenses. There is also an option to easily create a single video using multiple lenses with a split screen effect.

In addition to multi-camera functions, users can adjust and choose frame rate, resolution, focus and exposure.

Carousel Camera

Some people are used to recording videos vertically because of social media, but they don't look as good to watch on a TV or computer. Also Read: How to Use Hidden Theft Tracker in iPhone Messages?. But what if we could record a single video that accommodates both orientations?

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Carousel Camera records videos using a square format to allow for a cool trick when you watch them on your phone. So you can rotate your iPhone vertically or horizontally and you will never see black bars.

And if you want to export the video, the app offers options to save it in 16:9, 9:16, and other aspect ratios.

Live Spotlight

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are capable of shooting Portrait mode videos using Cinematic mode, but this feature is not available for previous iPhone models. With Focos Live, it is possible to shoot Portrait mode videos on other iPhone models.

The app combines depth data from iPhone rear cameras to create the effect of a blurred background in videos. Focus Lens works even better with the TrueDepth camera and LiDAR scanner of the iPhone 12 Pro and the latest iPad Pro.

Apart from blurring video background, the app allows users to edit videos with filters, color adjustments, and other effects.

Focos Live is available for free on the App Store, but some features require a subscription available through in-app purchases.


LumaFusion is a well-known video editor for iOS that has become a go-to for professional editors working with the iPad. However, the app also offers an iPhone version with the same powerful features.

With LumaFusion, editors can work with multiple video, audio, image or title tracks. Advanced options let you adjust colors, effects, cropping, speed, and more. It's almost like having a portable version of a desktop video editor on your phone.

Once you are done editing your video, there are settings to export it in different resolutions, codecs, frame rates and sources.


And if you're looking for something more affordable and easier to use, there's always Apple's iMovie. Apple's video editor which was first designed for Macs can also be downloaded on iOS devices.

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iMovie offers an extremely intuitive interface that allows anyone to edit their videos directly on the iPhone. Users can use the app to crop, cut, adjust speed and add effects to videos. It is also possible to add titles, songs, sound effects and even edit videos recorded in Cinematic mode on the iPhone 13.

iMovie is free and can be downloaded from the App Store. There are no in-app purchases, but some features are only available for the latest iPhone and iPad models.


With these apps, you will definitely be able to shoot and edit videos with a more professional look using just your iPhone.

Lucas GauvinA graduate of the school of computer engineering 42, Lucas is a real jack of all trades in computing: code, connected objects, hosting… Hardware and software have (almost) no secrets for him.
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