I thought I’d share two of the coolest new apps I came across this week. I was thinking to myself not too long ago about how much I hate that Titus is growing up so quickly. The funny way he said helicopter and propeller are gone. I should have gotten that on video. Or those other times I needed a quick video to get out to volunteers about something really simple… sometimes it’s not worth the hassle of getting the camera out, bringing it into iMovie and all that stuff. I can’t tell you how many videos I have sitting on my computer that need to be edited and put away for safe keeping. Sheesh, who has the time?
With my iPhone4, I take a lot more video with my phone. Actually, it’s myÂ preferredÂ video device unless water is involved. So, I started looking for some apps to make all of this a little easier. So, I found two that work GREAT together. The video above is the first I’ve made using these apps.
First of all is Splice. It has higher user ratings than iMovie for the iPhone and I must say, it’s pretty rad. It does titles, transitions, multiple voice and audio tracks, image pans, sound effects and more. So as far as simple is concerned, Splice has it covered. It’s one of those things where if I’m on vacation, I can film and take pictures during the day and create a quick little video in 20 minutes or so that night.
The only thing I wish you could do is change volume levels at various points in an track. From what I can tell, the volume of audio in the background is what it will be for the entire track.
Movimup is short for Mobile Vimeo Uploader. From my phone, I can upload videos to vimeo (myÂ preferredÂ video site). Here’s the catch. You must have a Vimeo Plus account. I do, so this works for me. I don’t know if there’s an option for those who dont’ have a plus account. I think it only uploads over Wifi. Here’s another potential hangup. In reviews, people say that it compresses the video before uploading, so I don’t know what that means for HD video that you’re uploading. So, if you’re particular about getting HD video from your phone to vimeo, this might not be your option. To be honest though, I haven’t seen any other vimeo uploader options out there.
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