Here are the best apps to shoot and edit videos on iPhone

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 put together a list of the best apps for shooting and editing videos on iPhone.

FilmiC Pro

FiLMiC Pro is probably the number one app for users who are serious about shooting videos with their iPhone. The app comes with several manual controls that let you adjust focus, exposure, ISO, frame rate, zoom, and more.

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

FiLMiC Pro is available on the App Store for $ 14.99. Some additional features can be unlocked through in-app purchases.

Double take

DoubleTake is an app created by the same developers behind FiLMiC Pro, but this one allows users to shoot video using two iPhone cameras at the same time. The app was highlighted by Apple at 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 split screen effect.

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

DoubleTake costs $ 3.99 and is available on the App Store without in-app purchases. It should be noted that the multi-camera function requires an iPhone 11 or later.

Some people are used to recording videos vertically because of social media, but they don’t look as good on TV or computer. But what if we could record a single video that matches both orientations?

Carousel Camera records videos using a square format to provide a great trick when watching them on your phone. This way 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.

Carousel Camera is available for free on the App Store, but some features require an in-app purchase of $ 0.99.

Focos live

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, you can have portrait videos on other iPhone models.

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

Besides blurring the background of the video, the app allows users to edit the 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 staple for professional editors working with 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. There are advanced options to adjust colors, effects, cropping, speed, etc. It’s almost like having a portable version of a desktop video editor on your phone.

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

LumaFusion costs $ 29.99 and is available on the App Store. Some additional features are available through in-app purchases.


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

iMovie brings an extremely intuitive interface to allow anyone to edit their videos directly on the iPhone. Users can use the app to crop, cut, adjust speed, and add effects to videos. There are also options to add titles, songs, sound effects and even edit videos recorded with cinematic mode on 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 only your iPhone.

Are there any other apps you like that aren’t on the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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