Editing a video on a portable device — your iPad — can come in handy when you are on the go but still have editing work to do. You'll need an effective method, and the video results in mind to achieve iPad pro video editing. On top of this, you should have some basic video editing skills to get the best results.

Can you edit videos on iPad?

Yes, you can edit videos on your iPad. There are several apps to help you achieve the best results. Each app is coded differently, from different companies and will give you different results. You need to get as much information as you can about the app you need before purchasing and installing it to your iPad. You can get tons of useful insights from the app developers' websites and from previous user reviews.

It is important for you to do some virtual window shopping before you settle on the best video editing app for your iPad. It is possible for you to edit videos from your iPad if you have the right app.

How to edit videos on iPad

Here are some basics you need to know to start editing videos from your iPad.

Choose the app you need and install it on your iPad

This is the first — and probably most important — step before you start editing. At this point, you need to scout around to find the app that will work best for you. This involves asking other video editors for the apps that work best for them. You need to make sure that the app is compatible with your iPad. When you find it, install it to your iPad.

Export your iPad video to the app

Next, you need to export the video you'd like to edit. You can either choose an existing video from your device or export it to the app straight from an external source, either the internet or through video sharing. The source of the video may depend on the app or your personal preference.

Explore the app tools

This is where you can get firsthand knowledge and experience of your new iPad video editing app. At this point, you'll know the kind of video formats that are compatible with the app and the kind of editing tools at your disposal. A high-quality app that is worth your time and money should be compatible with as many video formats as possible. It should also have numerous editing tools, aside from the basics like the green screen effect. At this point, you can either decide to uninstall the app and look for another one or go on with it.

Trim and edit your video

Once you have decided that the app is for you, you can go ahead and edit the videos on your iPad with it. You can merge videos if the app has a merging function. You can also add special effects, background music, and digital filters to obtain your desired results.

Save the edited video

Once you have edited the video, it's time to save it to your iPad and use it as you had intended.

Advantages of using video editing apps on iPad

Here are some reasons to use video editing apps on your iPad:


Video editing apps are a convenient way to edit videos on the go. Most of them are reliable and efficient. With proper scouting, you can find the best video editing app for your iPad.

Lightweight editing

Apps are generally smaller than editing software and don't use as much RAM. This means that you can use them on portable devices, and they won't cause them to hang or crash.

Why you may want something a little more powerful

For pro video editing, you may want something more powerful than an app. As much as apps are a light and convenient option, it is an immutable fact that editing software produces the best results. They are more powerful and have many more tools than apps. VideoStudio can offer some impressive editing results, giving you that expert look at your edited footage.


Video editing has come a long way, and you can now edit your videos on your iPad. If you'd like a professional finish to your videos, professional editing software is the best way to go.

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