LumaFusion review: the best video editing app for iPhone and iPad?

A mobile non-linear video editor with a powerful collection of post-production tools

5 Star Rating
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Digital Camera World Verdict

LumaFusion’s slickly designed and easy to use interface enables you to quickly dip your toe into the non-linear art of trimming, re-ordering and grading your video clips. You can then dive in and discover a host of powerful post-production tools lying below the surface, including keyers, a stabilizer, graphic equalizer and editable LumaFX tools such as kaleidoscopes.


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    Uncluttered and customizable interface

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    Powerful and adjustable image stabilizer

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    Adjust colors and tones using LUTs

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    Provides up to 6 layers of video and audio

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    Supports multiple video formats


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    No Android version

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LumaFusion 3.0 is a non-linear editing (NLE) app that’s designed to provide access to high-end post-production tools on iPads and iPhones. Apple’s free iMovie app lets you trim raw footage into edited stories complete with titles and transitions, but it lacks the features demanded by professional video makers.  Pros require the ability to apply color grading tools like LUTs (Look Up Tables) to high quality footage such as iPhone 12 Pro native 10-bit HDR clips or log color clips produced by third-party apps such as FiLMiC Pro. You may use the MacOS app Final Cut Pro X to produce sophisticated edits. As there is no iOS version of Final Cut Pro X, LumaFusion gives you access to comparably powerful tools while on the go. It is available from the Apple app store for $29.99/ £25.99.

LumaFusion: Interface 

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.