The Pocket Cinematographer: 5 Favorite iOS Video Apps

The Pocket Cinematographer: 5 Favorite iOS Video Apps

Eric Chen
Feb 2, 2012

The latest iPhone comes equipped with an impressive and capable camera and image sensor, making it excellent for both photos and perhaps even more notably, video. There are plenty of apps for photo editing/sharing, but what to do with video? Here are five of our favorite video editing apps for iOS to help you turn your shaky iPhone footage into a digital masterpiece (or a close approximation)...

iMovie: The granddaddy of movie editing apps from Apple, iMovie is a comprehensive editing app that is easy to use and the perfect starting point for any amateur movie maker. Preset themes allow you to make professional looking videos with minimal effort, each theme even comes with its own soundtrack! For those looking for a little more customization, iMovie gives you full control of the audio and also provides recording as well. Sharing is easy through direct upload to popular video site such as YouTube and Vimeo. And best of all, if you're looking for a more powerful solution, simply upload your project to your Mac and continue editing.

Splice: Another comprehensive solution for the iOS platform, Splice provides unprecedented control for video editing. You'll love the ability to drag and drop videos as well as complete controls over the audios. The feature that set this app apart is the ability to import multiply video and audio. This is great if you want to combine a number of different clips into your project.

iSupr8: Reminiscent of old Super 8 cameras, the iSupr8 is all about the attention to detail. The makers of iSupr8 boast the app's ability to grades each pixel based on exposure" to enhance the vintage effect of the video. With a number of recording options and various filters available for purchase, the app provides a good range of variety that will keep you coming back to this app. Perfect for those who are looking for a old school feel using their new age technology.

Socialcam: Instagram has taken the world of photography by storm by transforming the iPhone into the most shareable camera of all time. The interface on Socialcam should be familiar for anyone who's used Instagram. The app is straightforward and with a few different filters, it is easy to shoot fun videos and share them on all of your social networks at once.

Cinefy: Still in Beta, Cinefy was part of the Top 10 in the App Showdown at this year's CES. Although we haven't used this app yet, it appears to provide some popular effects as part of packages that you can use to spruce up your iPhone video. We definitely look forward to what this app can offer for the moviemakers amongst us.

(Top Image: Glif by Studio Neat)

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