Monday, January 2, 2012

Making Student Videos on the iPad

Most people who are Mac users would probably be familiar with iMovie. It's an easy to use app for making professional looking movies to share with others or for students to show their understanding of a concept or issue. iMovie is great, however, it is not the only app for making and editing movies on the iPad. There are numerous apps that do this job admirably - why don't you find one that matches your workflow or the learning styles of your students. Here is a small selection;

iMovie: $5.49 AU
Designed for the Multi-Touch screen, iMovie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Browse and play projects in the Marquee view. Make a movie in minutes by adding video, photos, music and sound effects. Then give it the Hollywood treatment by adding a theme, titles and transitions. And you can share share your movie with the world – right from iMovie.

ReelDirector: $1.99 AU
ReelDirector is a powerful, easy-to-use, and fun app for creating videos with titles and effects. The app makes it easy for you to create, edit and share movie clips on your iPad. You can insert transitions between clips to smooth or blend the change from one scene to another.You can also use the drag-and-drop timeline, and up to 28 transitions that allow you to create videos in just minutes.

Splice: 2 versions - FREE and $4.49 AU
Splice allows you to create and edit videos from start to finish via your iDevice.  Splice together HD photos and videos in an amazingly simple way. Add music tracks from your iPod library, sound effects, transitions, borders, effects (like Ken Burns, slow motion and fast forward), trim video and audio, narrate with your own voice, and much more.

Videolicious: FREE
The fastest way to create great looking videos. Turn raw video clips and photos into tightly edited masterpieces to share with your friends, in just three simple steps. Share your videos on Facebook or YouTube directly from the app. Based on patent-pending technology used by some of the world's largest brands, Videolicious is revolutionizing how video is created.

Video Editor for Free: FREE
Video Editor is perfect and essential for anyone who loves to create and share clips, video blogs, and short films. Easy to use video editing tool that let’s you trim, merge, and share your video clips! In addition to sharing videos via e-mail, you can directly upload video clips to Facebook and YouTube. “Video Editor for FREE” offers the fastest upload speeds to share videos with friends and family.

Video Edit: $2.99 AU
Video Edit is the fastest way to edit and render videos on the iPad 2. Now with background uploading of movies to Facebook and YouTube! The philosophy behind Video Edit is that not everyone wants to spend hours editing, creating titles, transitions, and fades. In many cases you just want to shoot, trim, and stitch together a handful of entertaining clips to share online.

VideoPix: $0.99 AU
VideoPix - iOS first Video Frame Grabber with inbuilt video player is the only app that allows you to Grab perfectly timed pictures from videos in seconds. Catch the perfect pose of your loved ones from video shot by iOS device video camera. Get unlimited screencaps of your favorite stars or celebrities from videos stored in Videos app of your iOS device.

Vimeo: FREE
Vimeo is the best way to get your videos online in the highest quality with great tools to share publicly or privately. There’s many reasons millions use Vimeo and Time Magazine voted them a Top 50 Website for the last two years running. Learn more at They've packed all the best parts of Vimeo into one app! Now you can upload, edit, manage and watch your videos right from your iDevice.

FiLMic Pro: $2.99 AU
Filmic Pro takes movie making to the next level and turns your iDevice into one of the most powerful and robust full featured HD video cameras around. Filmic Pro offers more ways than any other video camera app to personalize your shooting method. FiLMiC Pro is a full-featured video camera designed with the videographer in mind. This app has everything you’ll ever need for video editing.

OneVideoEdit: $2.99 AU
OneVideoEdit makes batch video processing and uploading easier. It executes multiple tasks on multiple videos at one time. You can also transfer videos, images or audio files directly to your Computer, save to photo library, upload to Dropbox, Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Google Docs and any FTP Servers by ONE click.

During January TUAW are accepting nominations for the best Video Editing App for 2011. If you have tried any of these and really love them, make sure that you nominate your favourite app. Click below for the TUAW site.


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