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5 Best Video Editing Tips & Video Effects for Apps [iOS/Android]

Last Updated on Jul. 15, 2021 – by David Morgan
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5 Best Video Editing Tips & Video Effects for Apps [iOS/Android]

Ready to start making awesome videos? Perfect. You’ve come to the right place. These tips and effects will help turn your ordinary clips into exciting cinematic videos you’ll want to share with everyone.

Before we get started though, you’re going to need a video editor that’ll let you do everything you learn in this article. No matter how much experience you have, PowerDirector's streamlined, beginner-friendly interface will give you all the tools you need.

PowerDirector makes it easy to create the best visual effects on the go. You won't need to watch hours of video tutorials. Instead, you can dive in immediately and craft compelling content in minutes.

Download PowerDirector, then read on to learn the ins and outs of jaw-dropping editing techniques.

5 Editing Effects to Include in Your Next Video

1. Keyframe Animation

Keyframe animation makes it easy to layer moving elements over any image or video. All it takes is creating custom anchor points to change an object's position over the passage of time. Check out the video above or read through our step-by-step guide on how to use keyframes in PowerDirector to animate objects in your videos.

In PowerDirector, navigate to the "Motion Title" menu and follow these five simple steps to create professional-quality keyframe animation:

Step 1: Select your photos and videos.

Add videos or photos to the first and second track in the timeline. Make sure to add your background to the top track.

Step 2: Place your first keyframe.

Place the image or video you would like to animate in the position you would like to start in frame 1. Scroll right on the main menu at the bottom of your screen to find "Transform Keyframe." Select the diamond-shaped keyframe tool to mark the start point of your animation.

Step 3: Place your last keyframe.

Now move to the point in your timeline where you want your animation to stop. Change the position and size of your object to where you want it to end. A keyframe will automatically be added.

You’ve now made a keyframe animation. Add more keyframes throughout your clip if you want to create non-linear movement or different speeds.

2. Video Stabilization

Whether you're taking vacation videos on your phone or following the action of your friend while skateboarding across town, some of the most exciting video footage may have a few shaky moments.

Rather than living with destabilized footage or deleting your video entirely, you can quickly stabilize your clips in three simple steps:

Step 1: Add your shaky footage to PowerDirector’s timeline.

Step 2: Navigate to the “Stabilizer” menu.

Step 3: Set the level of Stabilization you would like to apply.

That’s it! The app takes care of everything else. You now have stabilized footage that will be much more enjoyable to watch.

3. Video Glitch

The dynamic video glitch effect has become a favorite of social media creators and followers alike. This dramatic effect creates an instant cyberpunk feel.

In PowerDirector you can find a collection of glitch effects you can add to your videos in “Effects.” Just swipe to the right in the “Edit” menu to find it. When you choose your favorite glitch and apply it you can use the sliding scale to adjust it’s frequency and intensity.

4. Combine Videos with Transition Effects

PowerDirector makes combining videos and adding transitions effortless. Simply create a new project, then follow the steps below to customize your creation and share it with the world.

Step 1

Add your footage to PowerDirector's editing timeline. Add as many clips as you like. Click and drag to rearrange the videos.

Step 2

Tab on the box in between two clips. Scroll through the vast selection of stylized transitions, such as "Seamless," "Slideshow," "3D," and "Geometric." Select one to preview it. Close the menu when you’ve selected the transition you like.

Step 3

After you've added one or more transitions between your video clips, save the compilation and use PowerDirector's built-in sharing platform to upload directly to Instagram, YouTube, and other social media sites.

5. Speed Effects

Speed can have a powerful impact on video footage. Whether you want to get your viewers' hearts racing through fast motion or highlight a pivotal moment with customizable slow motion, PowerDirector streamlines the speed effects tool for dynamic content in minutes.

Step 1: Choose your footage

Add your footage to the timeline

Step 2: Adjust the speed of your footage

Open the “Speed” menu. Use the draggable scale to speed up or slow down your video to suit your taste. You'll see your video clip lengthen or shorten as you change it’s speed.

Step 3 Export and share

Once you've adjusted the speed of your video, export it and upload your creation to social media.

Take Your Videos to the Next Level with Video Effects

Good video content begins with compelling footage, but extraordinary video content requires skilled editing. Elevate your content with advanced techniques like keyframe animation, the glitch effect, and video compilations blended with customizable transitions.

PowerDirector can turn your video ideas into a reality. Get started today by downloading PowerDirector for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Chromebook.

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