Video content creation has made it easier and cheaper than ever before to reach a large group of viewers and can help grow your business exponentially. Video may even be the future of the internet. Here we’ll look at some of the best video apps for content creation under $100.
Making engaging and interesting videos is hard work. It is easy to think that all you need is a camera and a script, but as any content creator knows, this isn’t enough. You need the right equipment, the right editing software and most importantly, you need inspiration. You can put together an amazing video with zero budget, but it takes time and it is not the cheapest task. That’s why we want to help you out by listing some of the best apps for video content creation available today; they will make your life easier and help you create stunning videos every time.
With Headliner, you can upload a video and let it automatically transcribe the audio into captions or create a video simply uploading an article or an audio file. You can also upload or search for images, videos, and GIFs to be added to your video.
Bonus: The team at Headliner has a hilarious page explaining why the tool is free.
Clipchamp Create is one of the most generous free online video editing tools I’ve found in my research. The free plan lets you create unlimited video projects, gives you access to all basic editing tools, and allows you to export your videos in 480p output resolution without watermark! (There’ll be a watermark if you use the stock footages, which I thought is reasonable.)
You could upgrade to Premium or Business for just $9 per month or $19 per month respectively to gain access to their stock library and to download your videos at higher resolutions.
Clipchamp also provides a few other video tools, such as video converter, video compressor, and webcam recorder.
Quik by GoPro
GoPro has two free video editing apps for creating and sharing content from your smartphone and GoPro devices. (It doesn’t have to be GoPro footages at all, and the videos created won’t have any watermark!)
Quik is the simpler of the two, which aims to let you create videos with minimal effort. As GoPro stated, “it automatically analyzes your footage to find the best moments, adds beautiful transitions and effects, and syncs it all to the beat of the music.” (Mindblown!)
Evernote has been around for years now and has become one of the ultimate productivity tools for the entire generation of smartphone users. Evernote doesn’t just let you capture content. Evernote offers a full range of powerful tools to annotate documents, create checklists, or organize content into folders. All that enables it to create a whole new type of content—meaningful and informationally enriched.
If you don’t like it for some reason or need more cloud space—try checking out its closest and also cross-platform alternative NoteLedge. It comes with a Kdan Cloud solution and lets you synchronize all your digital assets.
Have you ever done animations? It’s really fun. You don’t need any expensive software for that anymore—you can just do it all on your iOS or Android mobile device with the help of Animation Desk. It’s a great example of a content creation app that lets you draw, use graphics, and create unique standalone pieces of art in a matter of minutes or hours.
Animation Desk is also almost completely cross-platform—the app can be used on iOS, Mac, Android, and Windows 10. If you would like to share your work with fellow animators—they even have got a dedicated community for that! AniZone brings together not only the users of Animation Desk but also graphic design influencers having a yearly animation contest AniMagic.
If, on the other hand, you are more into videos and love shooting and editing short clips on your mobile—you definitely should check out Write-on Video. It’s another app which is totally transforming the way we produce and distribute content. Write-on Video lets you easily cut and edit the videos shot with your mobile device camera, then add some effects and post your final work to social media or YouTube. Being a vlogger has never been easier.
Snapseed is the Photoshop of mobile photography. Immensely powerful, the app was acquired by Google in 2012 and since then it has been the #1 favorite choice of many professional photographers working on mobile. The app allows you to transform the photographs taken with your camera into pieces of art—by adding filters, tweaking colors, and performing some more advanced filtering and editing operations.
PDF Reader has been among the most popular Mac apps on the Mac App Store for years now. It offers both free and paid versions, helping you to manage, annotate, merge pdf and do all kinds of operations with your PDF documents. It supports all possible document types like XLS, DOC, audio or video. All that allows you to create versatile and powerful documents inside of just one app.
PDF Reader is one of the must-have apps for digital professionals, marketers, PR professionals, students, or anyone working a lot with documents.
It has been announced that the world will be going paperless some years ago. But we’re still not quite there yet—often drowning in the piles of paper. Digital professionals, however, are among those who cannot afford that. Frequently, all you have is your smartphone and your laptop with no space for papers or folders in your small backpack. But the job needs to be done. What do we do?
Pocket Scanner is an amazingly simple and useful app which solves the dilemma as mentioned earlier. All you need to do is take your smartphone and scan the document—then, you can add up some notes and put it into the right folder. Done. The app is also connected to the cloud and integrated with the previously mentioned NoteLedge app.
Trello is an amazing project management tool not only on the web. The mobile experience is immensely important when having a busy schedule and needing to be able to catch up with the projects on the go. Trello allows you to create and manage boards right on your mobile—which greatly enhances the effectiveness and the precision of teamwork.
Need help with creating videos? There are a lot of different video apps out there, and it can be hard to know which one is best for you. The marketing industry continues to grow and push new boundaries. Video content creation is one of those areas that continue to thrive and make marketing professionals sleepless sleepless nights.