Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Apple's Clips app is iMovie for the next generation

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Cecilia Poole | 07 April, 2017, 01:58

The app, which was revealed a couple of weeks ago when the company introduced the RED iPhone 7 models, is now available for free on the App Store. Affectionately dubbed "iMovie for the next generation", Clips will enable users to combine pre-recorded videos up to 30 minutes in length, as well as still photos and music, into one contiguous video that can then be shared with your contacts and friends via iMessage, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and a variety of other social media platforms. A learning curve is to be expected, but anecdotal evidence suggests that after getting the basics down, even users with little experience using robust video-editing software can produce clips without the barest amount of frills.

Let's take a quick look at how Apple Clips works and what it's all about. Clips also uniquely offers a Live Titles feature that lets you animate and create captions using just your voice (it's powered in part by Siri). You can also choose where you want the captions to appear on the video.

The video clips, which are square, can be up to 60 minutes in total. This isn't exactly intuitive; most times you're tapping a microphone icon to start recording your voice. If you don't want to record a new video or photo, you can also pull in existing content from your iPhone's library. And unlike other video apps out there, there is no social networking element.

Clips is a video editing tool created to weave together photos and videos, all while letting users add elements like filters, emojis and text. Selecting the "Live Titles" button will allow users to talk out subtitles and the app will transcribe what you say. Apple Clips also has a feature called "posters" that users can add to their footage. The comic filter is cool, and it renders the effect on photos and videos as you're capturing them, not after the fact.

Apps like Snapchat and Instagram have already popularized the idea of sprinkling emoji, stickers, and text over photos. To trim videos with Clips just drag the bar, similar to how you edit on Instagram.

Next up, you can tap the three circles icon to apply a few traditional video filters that alter the general appearance of a video.

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