With summer in full swing and lots of great outdoor events, vacations, and other fun things happening we are all whipping out our phones to shoot videos more than ever. But what is the best way to edit those videos?
It seems like every week I get a new press release from someone developing a new video app. This week it was from the team developing Directr, an iOS app that makes it easy to make your own movies. It’s pretty cool; it offers a simple and easy way to make pretty videos using either your already shot video or images with music and some really nice templates.
But Directr is entering an already crowded marketplace, particularly with the launch of Instagram‘s new 15 second video offering, calling many in the tech biz to forecast the death of Vine, the six-second looping video social network owned by Twitter.
And hardly anyone is discussing Ptch, a pretty cool little app that allows you to make very nice videos with different filters and music that are longer in length – kind of like an advanced version of Socialcam with more editing capability.
Socialcam continues to be the reigning app for folks that like to upload their videos to YouTube because only Socialcam offers the ability to do so – a real shortcoming in other video apps (but do we want to fill up YouTube with six second Vines? Yeah, no).
And I can forget Disney’s Story app (yes, Disney owns Babble) which I love and would love to use to make my daughter’s seventh birthday video but it doesn’t offer a video I can upload to YouTube (as much as I love it). I’m stuck with iMovie (which is awesome, of course, but challenging to use).
What about you? Do you have a favorite video editing app? Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments section.