Avid Studio App Promises Big-screen Moviemaking on the iPad

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Avid Studio for iPad

Avid Studio, a new iPad app released yesterday on the App Store, promises to bring big-screen moviemaking capabilities to the iPad.

This looks like a serious iMovie competitor on the iPad. It’s priced at the same $4.99 level as iMovie as well, though iMovie is a universal app and Avid Studio is iPad only right now.

Here’s a bit of the App Store intro for Avid Studio:

We’ve distilled the world’s leading film-editing technology into an easy-to-use app that enables you to edit video, audio, and photos at the speed of your creativity.

Swiftly arrange your clips in the Storyboard, make precision edits using the Timeline, and add high-quality transitions, effects, and a soundtrack. Then share your movie directly to YouTube, Facebook, and more—or export your project to Avid Studio for the PC and continue editing with even more advanced tools.

And some of its notable features:

Easily Access Your Media
– Work with any media on your device—video, audio, and photos
– Access media from external devices via an iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
– Capture video and photos from within the app
– See your media organized by Albums, Events, Faces, and more
– Get started quickly with how-to materials
– Easily navigate your project with intuitive gestures
– Swiftly arrange clips in the Storyboard
– Make precise edits and trim individual frames in the Precision Trimmer
– Use the Razor Blade tool to cut on the fly and delete or replace the second half of the clip
– Easily replace one clip with another
– Quickly create multi-layer 3D animations, transitions, and titles with included Montage templates
– Easily composite video tracks to create layered looks
– Add high-quality fades and dissolves to help your story flow
– Generate professional-looking motion titles and graphics with full control over text, font, color, size, position, and rotation
– Create amazing Picture-in-Picture effects with full control over position, size, and rotation
– Pan and zoom on your photos to create high-impact slideshows
– Enjoy full-screen playback
Create Soundtracks
– Use your own audio or choose from the included sound effects
– Trim audio to any length, set levels, and fade audio in or out
– Easily share movies via YouTube, Facebook, email, and more
– Export projects to Avid Studio for the PC
Pro Technology, Pro Results
– Created by Avid, the maker of the world’s leading film and music editing technology

It’s also got a great tagline at the end of its feature list:

– Easy enough for the hobbyist, powerful enough for the pro

I’m a complete klutz at video editing / making – but I may give this app a try and see if it can help me get a little more polished results. If any of you have had a chance to give it a go, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments.

Here’s an App Store link for Avid Studio.

Patrick Jordan

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3 thoughts on “Avid Studio App Promises Big-screen Moviemaking on the iPad”

  1. Sounds more or less the same as the Imovie, according to the specifications.
    Is there any ipad video editor app that allows you to make slow motion on a normal video?…make a movie slower or speed it up.

  2. it is nothing like iMove … this is the best compact NLE I’ve used, only limitations are how hard it is to get media off iPad if you dont want to use Youtube. linked your site in a tweet because your list is great. @ $5 (limited time offer I understand) this is a must have for anyone doing video on the iPad

  3. You can replace a video clip without changing the video length. This is very useful on recycling your previously made music video.

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