I’m usually the guy in the group who is ready at a moment’s notice to whip out his phone and take video of something. I’ve always preferred to make movies with my Android smartphone instead of taking pictures. For still images, I use a DSLR.
The movie making capabilities of Android are starting to rival some desktop movie making software. Especially with 4K video recording, smartphones are a force to be reckoned with.
Movie maker apps for Android are a good way to ensure your captured footage is refined. No one likes an untouched raw video of something. Adding in a bit of creative or professional flair to the videos makes them much more likable.
Note: The movie maker apps for Android were tested on a Samsung Galaxy Note III smartphone. These apps performed fine, and no problems were faced during the testing phase. Some of the apps will require an active internet connection to work properly. The apps are not in any particular order.
Get this app if you have a ton of photos but no time to upload them.
Do you have an itchy shutter finger? You can make an album out of the 400+ graduation photos you took or, select the best ones and make them into a movie. That’s right, this app can help you make those scattered memories into a great looking package.
Making a movie or organized album is infinitely more personal than simply bulk uploading photos on Facebook, which are doomed never to be fully enjoyed by anyone.
Make a heartfelt movie with sentimental music in the background for your buddy’s wedding. Trust me, this will save you a ton of headache and make you look good at the very same time.Show Downloads
- Free & $2.993
VideoShowLab:Free Video Editor
This good quality video making app for Android has it all. From making videos of pictures to using the raw footage to make something wonderful. You can even edit recorded videos to fit your needs.
With this app you don’t need to show the drunk uncle passing in front of the camera during the cake cutting ceremony. You can edit him right out.
You also have a host of movie making tools to make things easier and provide some creative freedom. The interface is beautifully designed and doesn’t get in the way of using the app at all.
A fair warning though, the app can take its sweet time editing full HD 1080p videos.
Also Try: Best Video Editing apps for Android for more editing options.Show Downloads
- Free & $2.993
VivaVideo: Free Video Editor
Simple and easy, these are the words that come to mind while using this app. The app is stable and boots up quickly.
The app provides a lot of options to make your videos stand out from the crowd. You can even use the app to capture the footage if you like. But I recommend that you use the default app your camera has, as it will be better for you most of the time.
VivaVideo can make photos into a movie or even add special effects to the videos you’ve already made.Show Downloads
SnapMovie is the number one app on the movie maker apps for Android list in terms of interface. I was surprised how impressive the interface is. That’s saying a lot because I test around 40 apps per day.
Right off the bat the app has a way of capturing your attention. One of the things I loved about the app is the ability to select the aspect ratio. I normally hate videos made in portrait modes so using a 16:9 ratio makes me really happy.
Once you’ve made the movie, take a look at our list of best video players for Android to watch your masterpiece.Show Downloads
Animoto Video Maker
Animoto would have ranked a lot higher if it made videos quickly. The app is fully capable of delivering stellar looking movies. The only downside is that it takes a remarkably long time to render them.
Add photos, videos, and even more photos and the app will make them into a great looking movie. There are some limits to the video lengths that can be removed by paying a small fee to upgrade.
I really like the interface of the app; it can help you make homey looking movies.Show Downloads
These were some of the best Android movie maker apps we came across. They all provide something that can help you make the best use of that camera on your smartphone.
I urge all the new movie makers to hold the phone horizontally to make a video, this adds to the cinematic feel of the movie. And to be honest viewing a portrait mode video is a pain on an actual TV.
Also if you can, don’t be the guy who records concerts on large tablets. You will be doing us all a favor.
What problems do your have making movies on your phone? Let us know in the comments below… and keep it rated G please.