Today, video editing online has helped to turn everyone into armchair filmmakers. Video editing usually requires specialist software, but there are some excellent tools present online which are supercool. If you know where to look.
The quality of browser-based tools varies greatly, so here we’ve picked out the best online editors available today. Selecting the right tool will be based on which exactly matches your needs, so we’ve included a mixture of very basic and more advanced options.
Here are the best five editors available on the web.
Biteable is a desktop tool that boasts hundreds of video clips and images that are easily integrated into professionally designed templates.
In addition to video footage, it also provides simple animation and claymation sequences to help you produce engaging explainer videos in just a few hours.
Review: Biteable’s free plan allows you to create five projects per month and publish HD-quality video to YouTube and Facebook.
The paid plan ($29/month) offers unlimited videos, 85,000 stock footage clips, and no watermark.
Biteable is a versatile tool for many different purposes and industries. From explainer videos to ads and inspirational quotes, practically any business will find it useful.
Quik was originally designed by GoPro for editing action videos, but it has expanded capacity for high-quality video output.
The mobile app (iOS and Android) will work with photos and video you’ve captured on your phone or with your GoPro.
Review: Quik is free to use and allows you to download your finished video, share a link to it, or post it to Instagram Stories.
It’s best for creating short, simple videos and slideshows that showcase behind-the-scenes stories from your business.
Ripl is a mobile app (iOS and Android) that lets you create short animated videos with professionally designed templates. It has a social media marketing focus and integrates a social media workflow into its user interface.
Review: Ripl is integrated with the major social media platforms, so sharing your final video is easy.
Once you’ve connected your social profiles to Ripl, you can post directly to Facebook, Facebook groups, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more. You can export your videos if you want to use them outside of your social media platforms.
Ripl’s free plan gives you access to seven basic design templates, three Pro templates, and royalty-free music.
By upgrading to the $9.99/month Pro plan, you exponentially expand your customization options, get access to 200+ design templates, get the ability to schedule your posts, and more.
Ripl is best for short announcements such as flash sales and new product launches, brand updates on a new achievement, holiday greetings, or inspirational quotes.
Lumen5 is a desktop tool designed for bloggers and storytellers to convert long-form text into video.
The Lumen5 media library contains millions of free media files from the creative commons, giving you access to all the resources and assets you need to create a captivating video.
Lumen5 Personalizes every video with your own brand color, watermark, typeface, and a call-to-action. Lumen5 videos are fully optimized for brand awareness and audience engagement.
Review: The free plan includes unlimited videos, access to 10 million video files, and 480p-quality video with the Lumen5 watermark. You can also upload your own logo.
Upgrading to the Pro plan ($49/month) lets you remove the Lumen5 branding, upload your own watermark and outro, and more.
Lumen5 is one of the best options for influencers who want to get more out of their content.
5. Adobe Premiere Clip
Adobe Premiere Clip (available for iOS and Android) is a basic creation and editing tool to turn your mobile videos into professional designs.
In addition to uploading videos from your mobile device or camera, the app seamlessly integrates with Google Photos, Lightroom, Dropbox, and Creative Cloud.
Review: This free tool is ideal for very basic videos you plan to share on YouTube and Twitter.
Adobe Premiere Clip places a fully featured video editing tool at your fingertips without the associated complexity.
There are a couple of unfortunate syncing and downgrading issues, but it’s just a few updates away from being the best mobile video editing app on the market.