How to Add Filters to Videos in iOS 13 / iPadOS 13 on iPhone and iPad


Filters are awesome and we'll show you how you can add them to your video you've shot using your iPhone or iPad running iOS 13, iPadOS 13, respectively.

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Brings Photo Filters to Videos - Here's How You Can Apply them

Having presets or LUTs to spice up your video is something pretty much everyone is getting in line for. What might look like an ordinary photo or video turns into a masterpiece with a single tap or click. It's just wonderful, to say the least.

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But presets or LUTs can be expensive, especially if you have decided to take the route of buying them from someone rather than creating your own. Not everyone would want to invest in something like this, especially if photography or videography is just a minor hobby. But, what you can do right now, especially if you have an iPhone or iPad, is add filters to your videos. Thanks to iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, the same filters / presets available for photos can now be applied to video. It gives your clips a really nice emotion and may even add a certain level of cinema look if you are willing to tweak things a little too.

Adding filters to your video in iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 is a two-step process actually. You first have to shoot the video then apply it from the Photos app. But we will guide you through it all anyway and make things as simple as possible.

How to Apply Filters to Videos in iOS 13 / iPadOS 13

Step 1. Launch the Camera app and shoot a video. Literally any video of any length or resolution. In fact, if you already have a video that was not shot using your iPhone, it'll work too.

Step 2. Preview the video by going to the Photos app.

Step 3. Tap on the Edit button on the top right hand corner.

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Tap on the Edit button in Photos app to get to filters

Step 4. You'll now see a bunch of controls to make edits to your video. The icon that looks like a Venn diagram, tap on it.

tap on the Filters icon

Step 5. You now have 9 filters to choose from. They are as follows:

  • Vivid
  • Vivid Warm
  • Vivid Cool
  • Dramatic
  • Dramatic Warm
  • Dramatic Cool
  • Mono
  • Silvertone
  • Noir

Choose your filters from this screen

Depending on the type of look you are aiming to achieve, select the filter and then hit the Done button.

You can now share your video to someone else or maybe join the clips together using an app like iMovie. It's really fun and intuitive and I'm sure you'll get a real kick out of this.

Obviously, these filters are not exactly mind-boggling. But with certain tweaks to highlights, shadows and exposure, you actually can achieve a lot of stuff on the video front. It's all about practicing and getting things right.

If you think these filters are not what you need, then you might want to invest in an app like LumaFusion and then grab LUTs for it which are truly professional. But remember, you won't get the one-tap convenience which you get from the Photos app. Rest is entirely your call.

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