By Nexvio Inc.
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ReelDirector is the 1st and the most feature rich, powerful video editor for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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If you really dig video editing and want to take full control, you should get ReelDirector:
☑ High quality HD output, only re-compress when necessary, quality loss due to editing is minimal.
☑ Highly customizable text treatment - where you want it, how you want it.
☑ Unique transitions: out of focus fade, white out - 28 in total.
☑ Use your own intro and splash videos that were not recorded with iPhone.
☑ Real multitasking, renders in the background and no need to restart the whole export if interrupted.
✎ MEDIA COVERAGE
"ReelDirector is a powerful, easy-to-use, and fun iPhone app for creating videos with titles and effects."
"File this one under “sent from the future”. ReelDirector is a pretty full-featured movie editor" ... "a quite amazing demonstration of the march of technology."
— Wired.com Gadget Lab
- Splice, trim, split video clips
- Timeline: scrollable, seekable within clips, easy to arrange order
- Preview: full preview of frame at current timeline position, with watermarks and transition applied
- Record soundtracks and adjust position, volume and fade in/out
- Trim: you can keep original and go back to revise, or make a final cut
- Split: cut video into 2 or 3 clips seamlessly
- Add Ken Burns effect to photo and Video
- Add title and subtitle to opening, closing and/or each clip with adjustable length and fonts
- Combine 8 styles and 9 positions to create 72 different appearances
- Automatically fade in and fade out texts
Animated preview for each transition, easy to find the one you like.
1. Automatically insert transitions between each clip in your project, just pick one in Project Properties; or
2. Add/change transition for each clip while editing.
- Cross Dissolve
- Fade Through Black/White
- Flash Through Black/White
- Blur Fade (fade out of focus)
- Blur Cross (first scene fades out of focus)
- Wipe Left/Right/Up/Down
- Wipe Soft Left/Right/Up/Down
- Wipe Blend Left/Right/Up/Down
- Push Left/Right/Up/Down
- Push Left/Right/Up/Down with Border
- On iPad with iOS 4.2 update, HD videos are supported.
- New iPod Touch (4th generation) is fully supported.
What's New in Version 3.2
- Import music from iPod music library (iOS 4 only)
- Support iPhone 4 retina display
- Upload to YouTube within app
- Improved HD video quality on iPhone 4
- Improved photo render quality
A lot of promise but lacking
Like so many others, I started off liking this app. It is straight forward though not totally intuitive, but usable. Three things make this otherwise good app only worthy of one star from me. The first is the constant need to render the entire file to see how edits affect the continuity of a video. By the time a 3-minute video renders, you almost forget what you did. It is just unacceptable how this happens. The second is getting the video off the iPad. Not entirely clear. You cannot send an entire clip by email if it is too long (by their standards I assume). Additionally, there isn't a way to access any videos from or through iTunes. There is nothing in the 'documents' area that some apps use in iTunes...the app has it, but does not use it...so it's worthless. Unless a person knows about or has a DropBox account or something similar, they wouldn't know that they could upload to that account. Thirdly, you must add one still clip at a time. This is tedious after you spend a lot of time organizing images to be used on the video. All that said, the app does what it should with only the occasional crash or freeze and I'm happy for that. The developers seem to have their minds on their next project(s) rather than supporting or making their existing projects better...just look at the list of their apps and when they ceased to be updated.
Great Little App
With proper planning, using this app to make videos is enjoyable and productive. Since you can't see a preview of your final product, you should expect to have to visualize what your final product will look/sound like based on the clips you've selected (thus the need for planning). If you keep this in mind when purchasing the App, you should be happy with this handy bit of software. Rendering times are reasonable for the hardware being used.
Major pros of Reel Director are its tools to insert text and the various transitions provided for selection between clips. Clips can be easily dragged and dropped to rearrange your video project's timeline, as well as split or trimmed as needed. Reel Director supports HD (not that the HD quality is so robust on the the hardware in question).
The only major con I'd list is the lack of a full preview prior to rendering.
Finally, I've noticed that a number of people have complained about rendering times, but I suspect faulty expectations are often in play here. Think about the size/speed of processor in an iPhone or iPod Touch. I put together a three minute, fourteen second project with opening credits, closing credits, and transitions between nine different clips. I rendered the project three times after making adjustments, and all renderings completed within twelve to fifteen minutes each time. Given the hardware, I'm working with, this is entirely reasonable.
good enough but ..
This is a good app (esp. for the money) and it can even split clips in parts (somoething that iMovie cannot do). It also has a variety of other features, basically all you need for movie editing on the iPad (or iPhone). However, every time you drop a new clip into the project it takes some time to encode it - while that makes sense, after your project is complete you cannot watch the whole thing before you render it (a process that take a lot of time). You still can play each segment, but trying to watch the whole thing is slow and choppy (although it was re-encoded). I think that this needs to be fixed, as in several occasions, after watching the rendered movie, i realized i had to back and edit more which is a huge waste of time. For the record, iMove can play the project while still in edit mode, that's the main advantage of iMove over ReelDirector. Conversly, ReelDirector can split clips and gives the user more control, that's the main advantage of ReelDirector over iMove.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Aug 06, 2010
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 9.6 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese
- Seller: NEXVIO INC.
- © Nexvio Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.