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iPad Pro Video Editing Apps (2020)

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Video editing on iPad Pro has come a LONG way in recent years and in this blog, let me show you my top 3 favorite video editing apps for iPad Pro for 2020!

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My Top 3 Video Editing Apps for iPad Pro

Editing videos in iPad and iPad Pro

There are so many great options for editing videos on an iPad today, especially with the Apple Pencil. I just recently got it, and I’m loving it.

What I’m finding is, using the iPad Pro for editing and all sorts of other things in my business, I’m able to still be productive while also being present with my family instead of being holed up in my office.

I’m going to show you some of the best options for editing videos on your iPad or iPad Pro. One, in particular, that is really powerful and definitely my favorite. But one of the best things about being able to edit videos on your iPad is the fact that you can do it from your couch.

For a long time, computers were really the only way to create and edit videos and run a business. That’s not really the case anymore, is it? Of course, you may have the desire to lock yourself away in a room undisturbed to have some really good screen time to create and edit your content.

However, sometimes that’s just not possible with the stage of life that you’re in, and that’s okay. And in that case, the iPad Pro and some of these video editing apps are the perfect things for you to be able to continue to take action in your side hustle or online business, even when you are in this busy stage.

using my iPad Pro for creating and planning my content

I’ve been using my iPad Pro for about a month now, and I am totally loving it. I’ve been planning and scripting my videos with the Notion app and the Good Note Five app, which I also use as a digital planner and bullet journal.

So I love having this productive mobility of the iPad Pro, but what about editing videos on the iPad? Is it really possible? Like how does it actually work? I do prefer to sit at my desk with a big screen. However, there are some really powerful video editing apps here on the iPad that you might just prefer to use altogether.

USB-C dongle for iPad

So I have this little dongle here. That’s a USB-C. It goes right in the side of the iPad. And then I can just insert my memory card to pull the files off.

If you just open up the app store and search “video editing,” you’re going find a whole bunch of options there, including the three that I have used and would recommend that you check out.

Related: How to Make Professional Videos for YouTube


using iMovie in my iPad Pro

First, iMovie. iMovie is on your Mac, it’s on your phone, it’s on your iPad. It’s very simple, it’s very basic. It gets the job done. And if you’re brand new to editing video, that’s probably the simplest app that you can start using. So try iMovie if you’re totally brand new.

Adobe Premiere Rush

Adobe Premiere Rush for iPad/iPad Pro

If you are in the Adobe Creative Cloud family and you have a subscription, then Rush is a really good option for you. One of the really cool things about Adobe Premiere Rush is that you can start editing videos on your iPad or your phone and then open them up in Premiere Pro on your desktop to finish them up. I think that’s really clever.

It’s a really great way to have a workflow, where you’re maybe out and about with your iPad and you can’t get to your computer until later, but you want to start getting those videos edited. The downside is Premiere Rush is not free. You do have to have a subscription either to the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs, or you can pay for a subscription to just use Rush.

And it is very simple to use. It’s pretty straightforward. It’s really powerful, but there are not so many bells and whistles that it’s overly complicated. I really like Rush. I highly recommend it, but it’s not my all-time favorite because my favorite is LumaFusion.


LumaFusion for iPad and iPad Pro

LumaFusion is really where it’s at with editing videos on your iPad. I want to give you the basics of how to get started with this and show you how easy and how powerful it is. I think LumaFusion costs about $20 or so in the app store, but it’s so worth it. So let me show you what I mean. The image above is already a video that I had edited. So we’re going to start a new project. We’ll just call it, “Test”.

Creating a new project with LumaFusion

So we’re going to do a 30-frame rate, a 16:9 landscape. You could do all of these different aspect ratios, but we’re going to do a YouTube video. So we’ll keep it on landscape, then hit the plus button. Now, I’ll proceed to import some of my media.

Importing files in LumaFusion

So we’re going to come to Files. And that is going to look up the files on my iPad that I just imported through my memory card. I’m just going to pull the files that I need for the video. I just threw them into that one folder, so we have all of them in there.

Now we have our media and all we have to do is just select it. We can just pull it right down to the timeline. You can also edit your B-Roll there. So usually, what I do is I just put everything down on the timeline and then edit it after. You can see if we can zoom out here, and then you can see the whole clip over here, which is really nice.

Different tools in LumaFusion

Moreover, one of the cool things about LumaFusion is it’s really powerful, but it’s also really simple. A lot of the extra bells and whistles are sort of hidden down in the little toolbar area at the bottom, but there’s a scissor tool there that you can use to do a basic cut.

If you have something selected, you can just hit the trash can and delete it. You can also drag the ends to do a trim instead of cutting. So let’s say if I want to trim a certain point in a clip, I can leave the scrubber bar in that area and just pull the clip over.

Video effects on LumaFusion

Now, if I wanted to do something different, have some effects or something, there are some effects like black and white or little twirl thing, which are kind of ridiculous. But your effects are all under there.

You can also duplicate a clip. You can have multiple layers, just like you would with like a nice robust video editor. So you can do some really great stuff with your B-Roll here. So it was definitely something that you can get started with as a total beginner, or you can go a little more in-depth and create some more robust YouTube videos.

There are no more excuses now if you don’t have a powerful enough computer or powerful enough software, get yourself an iPad pro, download LumaFusion and watch my full tutorial on how to get started with LumaFusion, which I’ll link to you over here.

Related: LumaFusion Tutorial for Beginners

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Video editing on iPad Pro has come a LONG way in recent years and in this blog, let me show you my top 3 favorite video editing apps for iPad Pro for 2020!
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