Alternatives to IMovie?

iOS & iPadOS

Good afternoon everybody!

Does anyone know of any good alternatives to IMovie for the IPhone? I'm looking for an App, service, whatever, that will allow me to extend the duration of photos so I can slap some audio onto them and make a video from this process.

My vision has finally gotten to the point that trying to fiddle with camera setup and adjustment just isn't possible, and I don't have anyone sighted around to help me keep up with setting things up and adjusting things on the fly. And while I'm focusing more on podcasting and audio content than anything these days, I would still like to post things up on Youtube, my Facebook page, and Tiktok from time to time.

Sadly, IMovie for IPhone seems to not be able to do what I'm wanting to do, in an accessible manner, or so that's what I learned from the tech support people from Apple (both in the Accessibility and IMovie departments).

I currently have a Windows laptop (I also have a new Mac laptop, but I'm slowly learning how to use it and I have a feeling it's going to take months for me to get up to speed with it), and while I could just use Windows Movie Maker to edit videos like this, the quality of anything I make with it is kind of sub par in many ways. Plus, I'm already recording and editing all of my audio on my phone, I'd like to be able to do the same for the photo end of the video process, if at all possible.

Just in case the identity of my phone is important, I have a SE20 IPhone.

Thank you!




Submitted by Wenwei on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Hi, Rob.

I know that you specifically indicated in your post that you'd like to do all your editing on your phone. But I'm not sure that you will be able to accomplish what you want using just a phone. I would consider using iMovie on the Mac in conjunction with Aira.

When you say that everything you make using movie maker is sub par, what do you mean by that? Do you mean that the content looks or sounds choppy? Again, you could use Aira to assist you with that. Install a cloud service on your phone to make accessing your content much easier.