MovieJax: Create, & Edit Videos, Add Pictures, Text, And Custom Sound [Windows Phone]

While the Windows Phone Store is teeming with photo editors, there aren’t too many choices when it comes to video editing. There are a few niche apps like the recently covered Sport Camera, but a lack of comprehensive apps of this genre has been noticeable for quite some time now. MovieJax is a new release, with the potential of catering to all the moviemaking needs of WP8 users. The app works only with Windows Phone 8.1, owing to its dependency on some new features of the update. You can merge video clips, photos, music and text slides in videos created with MovieJax. This video editor is not as feature-rich as some of the moviemakers on other platforms, but that only serves the purpose of keeping MovieJax easy to use and simplistic. Read More

Sport Camera: Shoot & Edit Slow-Motion Videos On WP8.1

Some apps are developed with a very narrow focus, but once they are out in the market, there is always the possibility that users will find new and intuitive ways to get the most out of even the simplest of them. Sport Camera,as the name indicates, is an app that seems to have the main purpose of helping people in sports-related activities. However, a quick tour of the app’s features is enough to reveal that Sport Camera can be used for a variety of tasks. You might be tempted to put this new release in the category of “just another video editor”, but there is more to Sport Camera than that. The app is among the first of its kind to take full advantage of Windows Phone 8.1’s new features. It harnesses the update’s power to control shooting speed midway through recording a video. You can also use Sport Camera to slow down particular portions of existing videos. Read More

Create & Share Short 60-Second Videos On Windows With Movie Moments

The ability to quickly edit casually recorded videos in a way that requires the least amount of skills can be a lot of fun, but things have gotten even more interesting lately with the popularity of Vine and Instagram that let users record short video loops and share them on social networks. Windows RT and Windows 8/8.1 are built by Microsoft with portability in mind, and both these operating systems can record videos on camera-enabled tablets and computers. On the flip side, Microsoft’s OS is yet to officially receive Vine or Instagram clients. Though, the Redmond company has provided its own take on creating and sharing short videos for Windows 8.1 and later. Movie Moments is a Windows Store app by Microsoft that lets you easily record, edit and share videos of up to 60 seconds in length, in the most simple fashion. Read More

straight 8 Makes It A Breeze To Create Short Movies On Your iPhone

Mixing video clips with music can instantly turn your lazy shooting efforts into proper movies that appear to be made by someone who really knows what they are doing. There are plenty of movie making tools available for desktop platforms, but in recent years, the genre has developed pretty nicely on smartphones as well. iOS offers apps like VideoBite and vjay, which can be used for some pretty serious video editing, but in a somewhat simplified manner. straight 8 is a new iPhone app that is in the same ballpark as vjay, albeit with a style and comprehensiveness of its own. This app allows you to apply effects and other adjustments to your videos in real-time, right during an ongoing shoot. There are plenty of music clips, filters, and templates on offer that make using straight 8 a real pleasure. Read More

Mix Music, Video Clips & Photos Like A DJ With Sympler For iPhone

Video mixing apps are usually too complicated for most users to fully understand, a fine example of which is the previously covered vjay for iPhone and iPad. At the other end of the spectrum, if a video creator is too simple, it lacks the options needed to make it useful for serious editing. Apps like VidRhythm are good for having fun but if you want to create a mashup of videos you have, there are plenty of limitations on it. Sympler is a new app that seems to have struck the perfect balance between the two extremes. With Sympler, you can create short music videos by mashing together videos, audio clips and photos. The best bit about the app is that it doesn’t ask its users to do too much, but the end results are still pretty good. Read More

Create Videos With Embedded Interactive Items On iPad Using TouchCast

Roughly speaking, TouchCast might be labeled as a video editor, but you can also consider it to be a pioneer of a completely new way of presenting and sharing information. iPad already has plenty of feature-rich video editors, like the recently covered vjay, but TouchCast isn’t so much about making changes to a video than it is about creating a finished product from scratch. The closest thing we have seen to TouchCast is Clickberry, but that is a desktop tool, which makes it useless if you want to create a presentation or a how-to on your iOS device. TouchCast lets you shoot videos using the front and rear cams of your iPad, and then you can add clickable content in these videos. The content that can appear in TouchCast videos ranges from webpages to live opinion polls and even a real-time Twitter stream! Read More

DJ-Style Video Mashup App vjay For iOS Free For A Limited Time

iOS has plenty of serious video editors available like Adobe’s VideoBite and Cute CUT, but there can be no denying the fact that if you want to quickly create a professional-looking video out of a simple recorded clip, vjay is the best available option. Rather than pelting users with a lot of complicated buttons, vjay uses a more fun approach that's a bit similar to what Crossfader does for audio. With vjay, you can add songs to the background of your videos, apply beautiful effects to the mix, or fuse multiple videos together for a great end product. vjay supports loading data from iTunes Store, your personal collection or the app’s own video library. The preview of the video is displayed within the app, and you can use the vjay recording feature if you are looking to export your effort to the camera roll. Read More

Adobe Presenter Video Express For Mac Lets You Capture, Combine & Upload Videos And Screencasts

We’ve reviewed a few screencasting tools for Mac, of which the free Ripcorder Screen is a favorite. Users can turn to QuickTime, a stock Mac app, that lets you create screencasts as well. New on the screencasting front is Adobe Presenter Video Express, a free Mac app from Adobe that lets you record both screencasts and videos. You can edit videos, add closed captions, and view screencasts and recordings side by side. The final project can be uploaded to both YouTube and Dropbox, though it cannot be saved to your local drive; however, if you go for Dropbox, it'll get synced to your computer anyway. Read More

How To Apply Slow Motion Effect To Videos In The YouTube Editor

Hours and hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube every day and they all differ in quality. For amateur movie makers who don’t have access to expensive professional video editing software, and the skills to use it, there’s a whole host of simple and easier to use apps that can be used instead, not least of which is YouTube’s own video editor. The editor is easy to use for beginners and it has every basic feature you would need to edit a video as well as some effects, the latest addition to which has been the ‘Slow-motion’ effect. If you often edit videos, you might be aware how rare it is to find this effect as a feature in an app or service. Here’s how you can use it to edit a newly video you've uploaded to YouTube, or to an existing one. Read More

Vyclone Brings Its Collaborative, Multi-Angle Video Shooting To WP8

Apps like Streamweaver and WeVideo introduced the concept of collaborative media capturing and editing to the masses but in recent times, Vyclone has come up as the most popular release in this genre. The app has been available for both iOS and Android for quite a while, and out of the blue, it has arrived at the WP Store as well. It is a pleasant surprise to see that Vyclone for WP8 has an interface that goes well with the platform, and doesn't seem to be a mere port of its iOS or Android versions. In case you aren't familiar with Vyclone already, the app allows users to collaborate with others in their vicinity to shoot a scene from several angles, and then stitches the results automatically to give you a really cool end result. Read More

Shotcut Is A Nifty Multi-Platform Video Clip Editor With Custom Filters

Video editors like Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas Pro are exceptionally powerful when it comes to professional-grade video production, but these programs don’t come cheap. If you’re looking for a powerful video editing application that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, try Shotcut. It’s an open-source, cross-platform app that provides an expanded workspace with a whole variety of features to let you quickly edit your homemade videos and recordings. In fact, it’s so powerful that you might soon find yourself carving out commercial-grade videos, after going through the initial learning curve, of course. It can encode videos at up to 1080p and packs a ton of options, while keeping the interface simple. Read More

WinX Premium HD Video Converter, Editor & Burner Free For Limited Time

Video Converters date back to as long as I can remember, though their need has been greatly diminished lately due to most modern media players having the capability to play a truckload of formats, and a shift to handheld devices by many of us, most of which natively support a wide range of file formats. Still, there are times when you do need to convert a video for better comparability or compression. In the past, we have covered countless video converters including Freemore, Ace, EasyBrake and Video to Video, just to name a few. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a premium video converter for Windows boasting support for a plethora of formats, and the application has recently gone free for a limited time as an Easter gift, from its regular price of $49.95. Let's take a look at its features in detail after the jump. Read More

Adobe VideoBite Offers Simple & Quick Video Editing On The iPhone

The previously covered video highlights app Givit belongs to a category that has yet to see a lot of development. Fortunately though, a big name has finally shown interest in the genre by coming up with a nice highlights compilation app of its own. Adobe’s VideoBite could be labeled as a very simple video editor, but that might be overstating its functionality a bit. Basically, this iOS app lets you combine parts of different videos into a single clip. You can mark a particular moment as a ‘highlight’ while recording, or choose parts from videos that already exist in the camera roll of your device. These highlights can then be rearranged individually before you share them over Facebook or save them locally. Read More

Add Amazing Action & Sci-Fi Special Effects To Videos With FxGuru For Android

Remember Ultimate Special FX, a video editing Android app that let you apply stunning high quality visual effects to your recorded clips to make them look like a piece of some sci-fi action flick? The app received a lot of love from Android fans for its rather unique feature and the ease with which it let you add a lot of fun into your otherwise monotonous video recordings. However, with the app no longer available in the Play Store, you might be on the lookout for a similar – if not better – alternative. Search no more – we have found one for you! FxGuru is a free app that offers a huge variety of special movie effects that can be applied to your video recordings. Ranging from scintillating cruise missile attacks to the uninvited UFO Arrival effect, FxGuru has a massive compilation of goodies to offer. Better yet, the app is supplemented with a couple of powerful tools in MotionMatch technology and Virtual Decals to help you capture the perfect video of you destroying your enemy’s playground with a TNT barrel explosion, filming a UFO successfully land on your rooftop, or aiming a rocket launcher at your moving school bus. Read More

Cute CUT: Extremely Powerful Free iOS Video Editor With A Multi-Layer Timeline

Serious movie making requires a lot of practice and extensive knowledge of multiple applications. Editing a video thoroughly is such a complicated task that you aren't likely to associate it with an iPhone or iPad app, but these views are sure to change once you take Cute CUT for a spin. The app is universal (has dedicated iPhone and iPad variants) and packed with an impressive set of video editing tools, and though it does require a little getting used to, once you do get the hang of it, you'll find it to be an extremely powerful tool. The app lets you combine various media (videos, images, music, sound recordings and built-in sound FX), text and drawings in a multi-layer, non-linear timeline (much like Adobe Premiere) to produce professional-looking videos. More details after the break. Read More

Create Your Own Real-Time Video Effects With Videosis For iPhone

Photo and video editing apps usually have a lot of filters, but at times you might feel like none of them fits your needs perfectly. There are many apps that let users create their own effects, but that can be a bit too time-consuming and even intimidating for relatively inexperienced users. Videosis is a new iOS app that has a nice collection of predefined video filters and effects, and in addition, lets you easily create your own by simply combining available effects and changing their values. Videosis offers real-time filters, some of which even react to the sound around you. Read More

Directr Is A Movie Maker App For iPhone That Handles Video Editing By Itself

Today's age is all about automation. For now, we have a boatload of smartphone apps that offer a ton of options for accomplishing rather simple tasks like shooting and sharing photos, but everyone is sure to love an app that has the ability of making all the decisions for you and can come up with an acceptable end product. Directr is a step in that very direction. This iPhone app creates professional-looking movies and asks users to do nothing more than point their device’s camera at the subject of their choice. Everything from background music to transition effects between scenes is handled by the app automatically. To top it all off, Directr is full of ideas for new movies, so if you can’t figure out exactly what you should shoot, just launch the app and you are sure to find plenty of inspiration. Read More

VSDC Free Video Editor Offers Non-Linear Editing And Several Audio & Visual Effects

Editing videos using professional tools such as Sony Vegas Pro, and Adobe Premier is not an easy task. The high learning curve of these applications require you to spend a lot of time on them, plus the huge price tag can be a deterrent in acquiring the software. On the other hand, when it comes to free video editors, the list of decent ones is not that long. Many of them aren't feature rich enough for serious video editing, while the ones that do offer good options often embed a watermark with their name in the final product, or have restrictions on the output file. VSDC Free Video Editor is one great exception that lets you edit all popular video formats without any restrictions. Read on to learn more about this free tool and its features. Read More

Cinelab Is A Simple Video Editor For Windows 8 And RT

Almost every major modern computer platform offers some kind of video editing feature. If you have been following us for a while,  you must have come across our coverage of dozens of video editing tools for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS X. Today, we are bringing you video editing application for Windows 8 called Cinelab. While not exceptionally feature-laden, the app allows you to edit and merge your video clips into a single seamless file. The output file is processed and converted to MP4 format, and then saved to the directory of your choice. The interface looks clean, simple and easy to use, and is fully optimized for Windows 8 PCs and Windows RT tablets. Read More

Givit For iPhone: Create Video Highlights With Visual Effects & Music Of Choice

Videos might have a lot of advantages over still images, but one thing you can’t do in a video is focus on just one point in time. There are a lot of things going on in most videos, and if there’s a particular portion of it that you want to highlight, you will have to point it out to others. This is where apps like Givit for iPhone can help you. You can call Givit a video editor, although it doesn’t come with too many fancy options. The whole purpose of the app is to let you choose a particular instant, or time period, in a video and apply some dramatic visual effects and music to it. The best thing about Givit is that you can use it to highlight videos while you are shooting them, in addition to editing existing videos. Read More