The TikTok platform in recent times has seen an upsurge in patronage surpassing almost all other social media platform. The app enables users to create lip-sync, comedy, music and other videos. With their maximum time limit of 60 seconds, the user enjoys lots of features that enrich his leisure time. This app is compatible with Android and iPhone mobile devices, and you can download them from either the Apple Store or Google Play store.
How To Edit TikTok Videos On iPhone
Inside this app, the developers included some basic video editing features that you can carry out before the final upload. But this article will focus on how you can capitalise on the excellent video editing features provided by third-party iPhone apps before uploading on TikTok. There are several iPhone video editing apps for TikTok videos, but we'll take a look at two of them. They are:
  • The iMovie app
  • InShot Video Editing app

The iMovie app

Step 1. Proceed to download the application from the device's Apple store and launch. If you intend on making use of sound available on the TikTok platform for your edited video, create a lip-sync recording of it from TikTok and save to your phone's gallery. The aim will be to extract the sound and use it on your edited video.

Step 2. After launching the iMovie app, click on the icon that's inscribed "Movie". You'll be taken to your phone's gallery to select videos you intend on editing. Select both the recorded lip-sync and the others you want to string together. Once you are satisfied, proceed to the next phase. With your videos shown in a frame on the iMovie app, ensure you zoom the frames out by placing moving two fingers on your screen. It will enable you to see the pictures better.

Step 3. Make sure the transition buttons are all turned off for smooth movie play from frame to frame. You can do so by clicking on "None" wherever the transition buttons have not been turning off. Organise how you'll like the videos to play. You can rearrange them by tapping and holding your fingers on the frame you intend moving. Then move it either to your right or left depending on where you want it located.

Step 4. Detach the audio from your video recorded lip-sync frame. Click on that frame, and you'll see a list of options below it. Their shapes represent scissors, speedometer, speaker and letter T. Tap on the scissors icon and then tap on the next displayed option that says "Detach". This action will detach the sound from the video. Then, move the music over to the frames you're working on and delete the detached sound video frame.

Step 5. It is the splicing, speeding up and editing video stage. Split off and delete the unwanted part of your video frame. Synchronise the sound to begin and end where you intend them to. You can boost the speed of your video by hitting on the speedometer-like icon and moving the controls to your desired speed. If in the process of all these you accidentally delete an essential part of your video, tap on the undo bottom just above your frame, its got a backward directional sign.

Stage 6. When you're satisfied with your video editing work, save what you've done. Do not keep the frames having a portrait mode position else the video might be too small when uploaded on the TikTok platform. Rotate the frames by placing your line cursor on that frame and using your two fingers to turn the image on the screen to landscape position. After doing so, hit the done button to save it to your device gallery. Your video is ready for upload on TikTok. Open your TikTok app and upload your video as you've typically done.

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How to use InShot Video Editing App

Step 1. Download the InShot video editing app from your Apple store, launch your app and click on "Create New" icon and on "Video" next. It will take you into your phone's gallery to upload videos want to edit. To eliminate accompanying original sound from them, scroll the menu below the video timeline rightwards till you find "Volume". Tap on it and reduce it.  Click on the check-mark to save.

Step 2. To add new sounds, scroll to the left till you see the "Music" icon. Tap "Music" and then the next option that will be displayed, "Tracks". You'll see either "Feature" which will lead you toward your own phone's sound or "iTunes" meant for iTunes sound from your iTunes library.

Step 3. Edit the track by trimming the starting point with where you intend the song to end. It will enable you to cut the sound also to one that is within the allotted time frame of the TikTok app. The Fade provides two options- "Fade in" and "Fade out" option while volume can be adjusted using the "Volume" icon when you're satisfied, checkmark and move over.

Next, synchronise the track and video by dragging song above the video clip on the editing menu until you've achieved your aim. When you're satisfied, tap on the checkmark.

Stage 4. To save to your device, tap on the export icon located at the top-right corner of your screen. After saving to your device, do not exist. Still, right there, you'll see another export icon tagged "Other" by the right. Tap it, select the TikTok icon and upload it on the platform.

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With these third-party apps, not only does your fun moment get enhanced, but your creativity in video editing is improved too. They make the work of video editing much more comfortable and yield better quality TikTok videos than even the app's editor. At this point, without much doubt, you will be able to get around these apps whenever you've got work to handle and make your presence felt online.