5 Android Apps That Can Help You Shoot Videos Like A Pro

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A few years ago, shooting a movie required a lot of talent and money. You needed a good camera, a nice screenplay, and a top-notch movie-editing tool. Moreover, there were plenty of factors to be considered while shooting a video.

However, these days, thanks to the rapid advancement in technology, almost anyone can shoot a video, upload it on YouTube, and become famous for it. However, with little tweaks here and there, you can turn an amateur video into a professional one in a matter of seconds. To do that, all you need is a few applications and a good smartphone or tablet.

The following is a list of 5 Android applications that will help you produce videos like a seasoned professional.


Magisto is one of the most popular video editors for Android. With automatic video stabilization, this free application lets you polish your videos to the max. There is also facial recognition feature that makes it even easier to edit scenes where people are included. The application has over 7 million users and has been rated as one of the best applications on the Google Play Store.

Magisto lets you upload videos either from your Gallery or from your camera. You can then edit the videos, add filters, and even add Instagram photos to them. Once you're done, you can share those videos on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. If you don't have a good backing audio for your video, you can choose a track from Magisto's library of licensed music. The videos can also be exported so that they can be played from multiple computers. Overall, Magisto serves as a perfect application for shooting, editing, and uploading your videos like a pro. 


If you wanted to create your own music video but never had the resources to do so, here's your best bet. VideoFX is a free application that lets you create videos for your favorite music. The app comes loaded with numerous effects like Film, Ghost, Cartoon, Timeshake, and more. You can then select a song for the video or you can record it from your smartphone's mic. Once you are done, you can then export the video to your Media Gallery and then upload it to YouTube. Overall, this is a great app if you want to create quick music videos.


This free application lets you record videos and then edit them. You can apply various funky filters to a video and then upload it to the cloud. The app can also share videos to YouTube and Facebook. One of the best features about this app is that it gives you almost all the main features you need from a video-editing application. Though not a replacement for a professional video editor, this app is your best bet if you want to trim, edit, and stylize a video completely on the go. This is especially useful for people who upload YouTube videos regularly. 


Vine is an application that started a trend of short videos. Built by Twitter, Vine lets you shoot 6-second videos that can be shared or embedded on Twitter or Facebook. In just two months after its release, Vine has become the most used video-sharing application in the market. One of the biggest draws of Vine is its ability to create beautiful, looping stop-motion videos. This feature has engendered a new trend among Vine users to post artistic six-second videos.


Though traditionally an app meant for photos, Instagram, thanks to competition from apps like Vine, has evolved into a video capture application. Once installed, Instagram lets you shoot short videos with the same filters the original app achieved widespread popularity for. The application has thirteen filters that are built specifically for videos along with the ability to choose a favorite scene. 

Written by: Abhishek, a regular TechSource contributor and a long-time FOSS advocate.