Less bells and whistles than the desktop version, but a brilliant mobile incarnation of iMovie that will empower iPhone 4 users everywhere.
by Chris Smith on July 2, 2010
The new iMovie application, available from the App Store for an austerity-friendly £2.99, means iPhone users are now able create full video projects complete with pristinely trimmed clips, transitions, themes, subtitles and even a spot of music.
With the Apple iPhone now boasting brilliant quality HD video capture at 720p with decent sound recording, there’s never been a better time to bring a video editing package to the device, and the mobile incarnation of iMovie (indeed the first decent video software we’ve ever seen on a phone) is an absolute belter.
As you’d expect, camera functionality is built-in to the app meaning you can record movies and drop them directly into the touchscreen timeline as well as import pre-recorded movies and photos into your project to create an animated slideshow.
The touchscreen interface is a perfect reproduction of the desktop version and whizzing through screens and adding in effects is ridiculously slick (thanks to the speedy A4 processor) and intuitive. Just a simple click on a piece of footage brings up the video trimming bars (first seen on the iPhone 3GS), which allow you to tailor your clip to the perfect length with great ease.
Once your movie is done, it can be exported easy to the camera roll in 3 resolutions, maxing out at 720p, and from there it can be easily uploaded to YouTube or emailed as a complete package.
Offering top notch video editing, with transitions and soundtracks on your iPhone for just £2.99, you really can’t go wrong. iMovie for iPhone, alongside the 720p video, is perhaps the biggest reason to get out and get your hands on Apple’s new smartphone.
Check out the iMove review with video on T3.com here.
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