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8 Must-Have Video Editing Effects for Your TikTok-Like App

Followed by the Tiktok ban in India, businesses are actively investing in video editing app development.

Many companies want to clone TikTok video editing effects and features to quickly engage users and inspire user-generated content sharing.

But video editing app development is a time- and cost-consuming initiative. Instead, you can integrate ready-made video editing SDKs.

So, this post will share the 8 must-have effects for video editing for your TikTok-like app that are available in our Video Editing SDK out of the box.

 

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TikTok users produce and share content way more willingly while the old-school social networks like Facebook have been seeing a 29.49 percent decrease in user original content.

Much of that success TikTok owes to its video editor which offers amazing opportunities for users to create professional short videos and share with the community. 

TikTok users enjoy video making – it’s all about fun and popularity. When considering how to build an app like TikTok, one can start with the video editor functionality.

About Banuba Video Editing SDK

Banuba’s Video Editing SDK is the ultimate video editing solution for mobile platforms. It allows developers to create video-sharing apps with TikTok-like features. Users can apply filters to recorded videos in a post-processing mode or in real-time, add music and create stories.

See an example of clips you can create with features essential for video editing app development.

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Our Video Editing SDK can help you boosts user-generated content in your app providing your users with a creative suite of video editing tools.

It engages users in the creative process and lets them self-express by making professional social videos without time-consuming editing.

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8 Must-Have Video Editing Effects for Your TikTok-Like App


Video effects

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Video Editing SDK: Video Filters Demo

Video filters are post-processing effects that users apply to the recorder videos. It can be visual and color transformation effects like in TikTok e.g. Rave, Cathode, Flash, Soul, Zoom, and others.

This is the number one video editing tool to inspire creativity and self-expression in users. Enabled with just a tap-hold, they are fun and easy to use turning any video into a studio-like clip.


Color Filters

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Video Editing SDK: Color Filters Demo

Color filters (LUT) allow users to apply the color correction to the entire screen within a video, choosing from a predefined set of Instagram-like filters. Users can browse filters via UI control, i.e navigation bar for selecting a color filter.

Initially photo effects, LUT filters can now be easily integrated into video editing apps like Tiktok. With a tap, users can recolor their videos into black-and-white, add neon light or pretend them to be recorded on the retro camera, so videos come out more interesting.


Time effects

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Video Editing SDK: Slow-mo and Rapid Demo

Time filters include Slowmo and Rapid video editing effects. Users can increase the video recording speed up to 3x or decrease it by 0.5x of the normal speed (Slowmo). Time filters can be applied to any part of the video allowing creators to emphasize the moment.


Face AR Effects

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Video Editing SDK: Face Filters Demo

Our Video Editing SDK is completely compatible with the Banuba Face AR SDK. It can do face detection and tracking to enable Face AR experiences in real-time when the user records the video or as part of post-processing.

Features you can use for video editing app development:

  • Beauty filters and effects
  • Realistic try-on filters
  • Morphing effects, animal filters, famous characters, etc
  • Background changer as part of face filters or separate effect
  • 2D/3D stickers based on face
  • 3D animation.

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Face filters can be applied to any part of the video as part of post-processing or in real-time. 


Text and Gif Overlay

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Video Editing SDK: Text and GIF Demo

GIF and Text overlay features enable users to edit their videos with GIF images and text. Users can add multiple objects, scale and rotate them, adjust their duration using the timeline, and adjust their position on the screen by simple dragging.


Trimming and Merging

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Video Editing SDK: Trimming Demo

Another essential feature of any video editing app like Tiktok is trimming. With this, users cut the beginning and/or end of the video to create short videos tweaked for social media. Users can:

  • Cut the video (beginning or end)
  • Cut multiple videos within one timeline
  • Merge video pieces into one clip.

Voice-to-Video Audio Editor 

audio editing banuba video editorVideo Editing SDK: Audio Editing Timeline

The Audio Editor feature offers powerful functionality for audio processing. Users can record video with audio, mix the video with a music track selected from the list, or record and add their voice to the video. 

The audio timeline can contain multiple audio tracks. The user arranges the relative position, beginning of the tracks, and effect by dragging them against the thumbnail timeline by grad and drop.


Slideshow (Stories)

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Video Editing SDK: Slideshow Demo

The Slideshow feature allows users to make an animated video clip (Story) from photos or videos uploaded from the gallery. Multiple pictures are opened from phone’s memory or cloud and converted into a video clip.

Video Editor SDK generates a video file using these pictures. Each picture is displayed as a still frame for a predefined duration. Users can add text annotations, comments, GIFs, or music to the Slideshow video.

Summing up

Building a video editing functionality from scratch is a time- and cost-consuming initiative. Instead, you can simply integrate ready-made video editor SDKs like Banuba.

It can help you quickly develop an app like TikTok providing video and audio editing modules and a collection of visual filters and effects for video editing.

So, we hope our list of the top 8 editing effects will help you combine a proper feature set for your TikTok-like app.

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