Hype Type is an animated text video app that allows users to animate text on top of video – a perfect combination for Instagram since some users watch videos without sound. While this app only features typography motion graphics, it does so better than most of the competition, making it a great staple in your Instagram toolbox. Hype Type is free on iOS and Android for the basic version; premium text styles and animations can be purchased in the app.
Plann is an all-inclusive Instagram planning and scheduling tool available for both iOS and Android. Plann lets you schedule regular posts, but also lets you manage Stories – something other tools on this list can’t do yet. Its most unique feature is its drag-and-drop feed feature, which allows you to curate a beautiful image grid. Using this functionality, users can upload images and see how they’ll lay out in their feed to optimise the look of their profile. However, as Plann is exclusively for Instagram, if you’re managing multiple social accounts, you’ll have to bounce between a couple of different scheduling apps. Still, this iOS- and Android-friendly app is perfect for users who want to create the most stunning Instagram feed with the least amount of effort. To top it off, it’s also affordable. Single user plans are free, with their most robust plan costing only $12 per month.
Game-changing video giant GoPro has a video editing tool they created specifically for users to edit GoPro-style videos. The tool helps you amp up your video’s energy by syncing it to music with just a few clicks. The app also adds graphs and gauges to your videos to display height and speed as an overlay graphic. If your brand is high intensity and your videos often feature stunts, this app is perfect for you. However, since Quik was created specifically for GoPro use cases, its editing options are pretty basic. Still, they’re easy to apply and free, making this app a win in our book. Quik is available for iOS and Android, and as a desktop application.
How to Make Instagram Videos
Using Lapse it is a piece of cake and doesn’t require much input from you. You either take an existing video from your gallery or record a new one. You set a few parameters like capture a frame every 25 seconds, the video size, focus mode, ISO, white balance, and color effects. After you choose these parameters, plug in the charger and place your phone on a stand and just let it be for a few hours outside.
With KineMaster, you can enjoy precise cutting and trimming, add multi-track audio to your work, create 3D transitions and produce multiple layers of video, images and text. The software is ideal for new editors as well as professionals and offers an incredible level of control when editing on a mobile device. KineMaster has apparently been used by a range of well-known film producers, journalists and YouTube content creators. It’s easy to share your work on social media when you have completed it.
Creating a great time lapse video takes a lot of careful planning and requires you to find the perfect location – unless you are using this awesome video editing app. Lapse greatly reduces the time it takes to create a time lapse video by shooting a steady stream of photos and then splices those photos together. Once completed, it renders the video in mere seconds.
You can’t beat Canva’s all-inclusive set of features. Whether you’re looking to edit photos, leverage their huge collection of stock photography, or create an infographic that will pop off the screen, you can do it all on this platform. Most of that functionality is available for free on all devices (including desktop), which is why it ranks #1 on our list of photo editing apps for Instagram.
Create the gifs of your dreams with GIPHY Cam, an app that lets you capture and embellish gifs to your heart’s content. Simply record a gif, add effects (moustaches, googly eyes, and other oddball add-ons available) and export your gif for social media sharing. The downside to this app is its functionality is limited to gifs only, but GIPHY Cam is like a specialty ramen restaurant – you know it’s good because it’s the only thing they do. GIPHY Cam is available for free on iOS and Android.
Biteable’s simple interface helps you get to work right away even if you have little or no video editing experience. There’s no need to download or install anything on to your computer and it is free to use, though you can pay to remove the small watermarks from your videos. There are many templates available, and a wealth of stock footage on offer if you need it.
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