App for journalists: FilmoraGo, for editing videos on your smartphone

What is it? A video editor in your pocket, enabling you to smoothly create video packages using the images and clips on your mobile device, and enriching them with text, music and filters.

Cost: Free (offers in-app purchases)

Devices: iOSAndroid

How is it of use to journalists?

One of the advantages for journalists using their smartphone to shoot, edit and publish videos to social media when they are out in the field is being able to save time, once they have found a workflow that suits them. And for that process to work smoothly, the apps they use to produce their clips should be intuitive, regardless of whether they offer just basic editing options or more advanced features.

With FilmoraGo, reporters can use clips and images from their camera roll, as well as visuals imported from Facebook or Instagram to create video packages. There are various editing options available, from trimming clips and adjusting their speed, to adding voiceover, text, music and filters.

How it works:

Tap the ‘create new video’ button in the app to get started and choose the image or video files you would like to use from your camera roll or from Facebook or Instagram. Tap on each file to select it and when you are done, tap ‘next’ in the top right-hand corner to continue.

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