Top 5 Video Apps for Creating Content

by | Aug 15, 2021 | Digital | 2 comments

Change is inevitable. We can’t avoid it. It does however open up opportunities and allow new and exciting things to happen. We have all been through quite a bit of change in the last 2 years and this one may rock your world just as much.

Instagram is changing from a photo-sharing platform to a more focused video and entertainment platform.

DON’T PANIC because Banter is here to help you adjust to the changes coming. Let’s dive right in to our top 5 video apps that we have personally explored to assist you in this digital age.

FACT: Instagram is going to be giving more organic reach to videos and entertainment and making video the core of their platform.

App 1: InShot

InShot is the perfect app to use to resize your footage as well as explore the benefits most apps don’t offer. It is the app you’ll never forget about.

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Free benefits

  • A collection of different free library genres.
  • Sound in video clips can be adjusted as well as voice recordings.
  • A selection of fonts.
  • A variety of sizes to use (portrait, square and landscape)
  • Gifs and stickers are available to add into your video.
  • Trimming of video with ease.
  • A selection of different transitions.
  • Speeding up and slowing down videos.
  • Filters and background colours.
  • Exporting the video in low, medium or high resolution formats.

What more could you want to create a catchy video?

1 month: R59,99
1 year: R199,99 (3 days free trial)
Lifetime: R699,99
Available on iOS and Android

Canva is the perfect app to create a design specific to the platform you would like to publish to. It also offers a selection of templates to edit from and springboard from.

Bonus: You can use Canva through their website or app. It also auto saves your design.

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Canva is the perfect app to create a design specific to the platform you would like to publish to. It also offers a selection of templates to edit from and springboard from.

Bonus: You can use Canva through their website or app. It also auto saves your design.

Free benefits

  • A collection of different free library genres.
  • Sound in video clips can be adjusted.
  • A selection of fonts.
  • A variety of sizes to use (portrait, square and landscape)
  • Gifs and stickers are available to add into your video.
  • Trimming of video with ease.
  • A selection of different transitions.
  • Speeding up and slowing down videos.
  • Background colours
  • Exporting the video straight to the specific social media platform, sharing the link and/or even saving it in a selection of different formulas.

1 month: R129,99

1 year: R1,199.99

Canva Stories only has a limited selection of layouts to choose from and is mainly to create stories for your social media platform. Which it does really well.

Both available on iOS and Android

App 3: VideoShop

VideoShop is an extremely simple video app to use. The layout of the tools offered, are extremely easy to navigate around.

Can choose to record through the app or import.

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Free benefits

  • A collection of different free library genres.
  • Sound in video clips can be adjusted as well as voice recordings.
  • Only a few selections of fonts.
  • A variety of sizes to use specific to Instagram, YouTube and Tiktok
  • Gifs and stickers are available to add into your video.
  • Trimming of video with ease.
  • A selection of different transitions.
  • Speeding up and slowing down videos
  • Filters
  • Exporting the video straight to the specific social media platform or to your camera roll.

1 month: R64,99
1 year: R379.99
Lifetime: R1699,99
Available on iOS and Android

App 4: Storybeat

This app is perfect for focusing on the music around the video as the library selection is wide as well as having free access to the global top 100 songs.

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Free benefits

  • Slides, templates, and filters
  • Only a few selections of fonts.
  • Gifs and stickers are available to add into your video.
  • a benefit that the other apps don’t have is that you can edit the pictures while you create the video.

1 month: R17.99

1 year: R129.99

Available on iOS and Android

App 5: Instories

This app is perfect for creating Instagram story videos. There are different category templates to choose from ranging from fashion to webinar and you can customize these templates to your brand. Or you can create video content from scratch.

Can choose between professional, personal or both. 

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Free benefits

  • Slides, templates, and filters
  • Only a few selections of fonts.
  • Gifs and stickers are available to add into your video.
  • a benefit that the other apps don’t have is that you can edit the pictures while you create the video.

1 month: R17.99

1 year: R129.99

Available on iOS and Android

2 apps that don’t create videos but rather bolt on to the creation of video.

App 1: Pixel Cut

Removes backgrounds on images to make transparent backgrounds.

App 2: Photo Collage 

Makes up a slide for video using a collage of products.

To see the full video of what Instagram head Adam Mosseri says about the changes in Instagram click here

Most of these apps have similar free benefits so it comes down to user preferences.

Download and play around with these apps and see which one you prefer the most. We would love to hear your feedback.

Not sure how to set up a social media account? Want help to create videos or want help to build content creation? Pop us an email, and let us help you.

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