How to Brighten a Video on iPhone & iPad

You have a video that was shot on your iPhone in low light condition and now you want to brighten it up? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, I will show you the best iOS video editors for changing video brightness. They will enhance your videos without losing quality or details.

1. InShot

InShot is the first app I want to recommend. It’s now one of the most popular video editors as it ranks pretty well in the Photo & Video category on App Store.

You can download the app for free here.

Here’s how to change the brightness of your iPhone video using InShot:

1- Launch the Inshot app. Tap “Video” in “Create New”.

2- Find the video you wish to brighten up, select it and tap the checkmark button to confirm.

3- In the bottom of the screen, you will find various editing tools. Select “Filter”.

Brighten Video On iPhone with Inshot

4- The app has a preset call “Bright”. You can apply it or simply tap “Adjust”. From there, you’re allowed to change lightness, contrast, shadows, highlights, which will change the brightness of the video.

Adjust Brightness of Video On iPhone with Inshot

5- When you’re done editing, tap on the button at the top-right corner of the screen and select “Save”. Your video will be exported to the Photos app. You can also choose to share it on Instagram, Facebook, Messenger, Youtube,… right from the app.

The free version will add a watermark of the Inshot logo in the bottom right of the video.

If you pay for the Pro version, you have access to all features and paid editing materials including stickers, filter packages, etc. Watermark and advertisements will be removed automatically.

[ Interested in editing videos on iPhone, we have compiled a list of the best apps here. ]

2. Chromic

Chromic is a video filter app that I found very easy to use.

It offers 9 adjustments: Exposure, Contrast, Saturation, Vibrance, Hue, Temperature, Shadows, Highlights, Sharpenblur, Straighten and a lot of filter sets for your videos.

Using this app is straightforward. When you open it, you will be able to select one of your videos right away.

Tap “edit” to start editing it. In the free version, you can change the brightness by tapping the exposure option.

Now you can tap on the video and drag up and down to increase or decrease the video exposure. Tap the tick button to save the change when you’re done.

You have two options to save the video: Overwrite and Save as a copy.

Overwrite will apply the change to the original video (you can revert to the original at any time) while Save as a copy will save it as a separate video.

3. Instagram

If you are editing your video for Instagram, why not use this app to change the brightness? Even if you don’t share the video on Instagram, you can make use of the app’s editing features as well.

1- Open the Instagram app. Log in your account.

2- Tap the + button in the bottom to add a new post. Then select the video from your library.

3- Tap the Resize button in the bottom left corner to make the video fit the screen with its original size. Tap “Next”.

4- There are lots of filters that can brighten your video while adding different vibes to it. You can choose one by one to see which works best for your video.

5- When you’re content with the result, tap Next to post it to your feed. Your edited video will be saved to the Photos app automatically as well.


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