If you search an app store for video editing apps you can get overwhelmed pretty easily. For the People’s Media Collection we were looking for an app that would give participants the basic skills to move onto a desktop editor like Adobe Premiere or Final Cut, but as an app was intuitive enough for beginners. After doing a bit of research two applications kept on popping up as the best for editing on Android tablets, as we have a small fleet of Samsung Galaxy tablets for programming. PowerDirector and KineMaster are applications that offer a free version of their software that exports with a watermark until you pay for them. PowerDirector requires a one-time payment of $5.99 and KineMaster offers various subscriptions for their all access features.
I was hoping to test out Adobe Clip and Samsung Video Editor, but unfortunately neither of those apps are compatible with the Samsung tablets we have. It would have been great to use a free app without upgrading strings attached.
For now, PMC is paying for PowerDirector which has the lowest cost for the best features. We’ll see what looks good for stop animation and sound editing in the future.