The TikTok app is quite self-sufficient when it comes to adding finishing touches to videos. From adding subtle animation effects to speeding them up, you can do a lot without relying on a secondary video editor. This setting works great especially if you post one-take videos.
But for videos which requires multiple takes, relying solely on the built-in editor seems a bit far-stretched.
That's when third-party video editors come handy. These apps open your world to a whole different set of effects and filters. Also, they bring along various editing tools that you can use to make your TikTok videos more catchy. In a nutshell, you can combine the best of both worlds.
So, what are we waiting for? Let's get started!
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InShot is a pretty well-known in the world of video editors and is my go-to editor. It offers a diverse range of features including the option to speed up or slow down videos, add music and filters, and more.
What I love about this app is its simple interface. Almost everything is self-explanatory. You can find all the basic video editing features on the home page itself. You can add text and frames and make your video a tad different from the rest. To add to it, you can stick together different videos with different effects and filters.
Unlike TikTok, InShot doesn't have a large music collection. You won't find trending songs or audio tracks to lip-sync. However, you'll see a bunch of soft tones and tracks, that you can add to your video.
You might be happy with the results as they are, but it doesn't end here. In Shot has a variety of effects that you can add to enhance your videos. So if you are looking to add a cool neon filter or a crazy mirror effect, you can have your fill here. InShot adds a small watermark at the bottom right corner. However, you can remove it by buying the pro version. Also, some filters are paid and can be unlocked for $10/year.
Did You Know: TikTok also lets you create picture slideshows.
The interface is simple and easy to understand. All you need to do is open the app, select the relevant option and app will do the rest of the job for you.
Furthermore, it lets you play with the audio settings, just in case you are looking to tweak the audio of a particular song. As we mentioned before, Timbre is solely for cutting and joining videos. Hence, apart from the above features, you won't find much.
My only gripe with Timbre is that it doesn't let you preview the files before downloading. You have to get everything right the first time around, or you must redo everything from scratch.
Funimate is another cool app coming up the popularity charts. With quirky effects and excellent transitions, it's probably the finest editor for TikTok. You can play with plenty of effects and sounds and even apply a host of custom stickers to your video.
Unlike the above apps, you may find the interface a little cluttered. However, rest assured that you will get the hang of the app in just a few minutes.
What you'll love about this amazing editor is its collection of effects. There are more than two dozen effects which aid in transforming a plain-looking video into a stunning one. Aside from the above, you can add different text animations or convert the texts into particle effects.
Funimate is free to download from the Play Store, but its features aren't entirely free. You can pay around $7/month to unlock most of the effects.
Cool Tip: The TikTok app also lets you select the portion of the song that you want on your video. To do so, tap the scissor icon on the right side of the recording window.
If you are looking for an app which combines the nifty features of InShot and beautiful effects of Funimate, then Vizmato is your best bet. It lets you cut and trim your existing videos. Also, you can stitch multiple clips together.
The best thing about is that the clips can be trimmed after adding to the primary video. All you have to do is add the clips and adjust the ending and the beginning of each clip, as per your need.
Apart from the basic editing features, there are tons of effects that you can try. Simply tap on the icon till the point where you want the effect to stay. You can also jazz up your silent videos with cool audio tracks.
Again, some audio tracks are paid but you can unlock them by paying $1.50 (for a pack) per month. The good thing is that you can listen to the tracks before buying them.
The best thing about TikTok is that it is rich in video editing features. Record a video with all the cool effects under the sun, and then enhance it further with these editors. All you have to keep in mind is not to go overboard with the effects so that they don't overpower the story.
The key is to strike the right balance between the storytelling and the presentation. After all, standing out and being unique is the goal, isn't it?