Apple Updates iMovie With Comic, Comic Mono, Ink Filters

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

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Apple released an update for Final Cut Pro X for professional video editors. For the editors that are perhaps more casual, iMovie 2.2.10 was also updated. Give your videos a hand-drawn look with 3 new filters: Comic, Comic Mono and Ink; Choose from 25 new soundtracks — in genres including action, chill, and sentimental — that automatically adjust to match the length of your movie; Addresses an issue that could prevent the viewer from updating after duplicating a photo in the timeline; Improves reliability of Redo when editing a trailer; Includes performance and stability improvements.

Introducing ‘Facetune Video’ for Video Retouching

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Facetune Video is the latest app from Lightricks. It’s a video retouching tool that lets you edit your selfie videos to smooth skin, whiten teeth, reshape facial features, change eye color, and apply lipstick. Of course, the standard video editing tools are there to control aspects like contrast and brightness. Just apply these edits to one frame of the video and the app will apply it to the rest of the video automatically. App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

Introducing ‘Facetune Video’ for Video Retouching

How to Screen Record on iPhone and iPad

· Andrew Orr · How-To

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With iOS 11 or later, Apple gave us the ability to screen record on iPhone and iPad. Andrew shows you how to do it and shares a handy tip on how to quickly stop recording.

Darkroom 4.6 Update Supports Video Editing

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

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In the recent 4.6 update, photo editing app Darkroom now supports video editing.

You can find videos alongside your photos in the Recents album. Videos play automatically and loop forever, pause the video to show the histogram or to pick a smart frame color from that frame. Find your Screen Recordings filtered away in the Screenshots album, keeping your Recents album clean and tidy. We support H.264 and HEVC export codecs at various bitrates which you can customize in settings.

App Store: Darkroom – Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

iRig Video Creator Tool Bundle with Mounting Clip, Mic, Remote Shutter, More: $89.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The iRig Video Creator Tool Bundle

Check out the iRig Video Creator Tool Bundle. It includes the iKlip Grip Pro, a desktop tripod, handgrip, full-sized tripod, and monopod; a ¼” UNC mount on the top to make it easy to mount accessories; the iRig Mic Lav lapel microphone that plugs directly into your smartphone or tablet, and a 6” LED ring light with adjustable color and brightness so you always look your best. In short, it’s everything you need to record videos or live stream. This bundle is $89.99 through our deal. 

PolarPro Launches iPhone 11 Camera Kit ‘LiteChaser Pro’

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

LiteChaser Pro is a new iPhone 11 camera kit for mobile photographers and videographers. The photography kit includes a special case, detachable grip, and a circular polarizer lens. Or, if you choose the filmmaker kit you’ll receive a variable neutral-density filter. You can also build your own kit and choose other lenses. The first production run ships on March 28, and as of this writing there are 370 out of 1,000 sold. You can preorder the kits starting at US$99.99 (regular US$119.99).

Whether recording for your Instagram stories, vlogging your travels or even producing your own short film, take control of your content and reach high-production levels with this uniquely customizable system.

PolarPro Launches iPhone 11 Camera Kit ‘LiteChaser Pro’

Publish VSCO Videos With New This App Feature

· Andrew Orr · Link

After I published my list of VSCO presets I thought I’d send it to the folks at the company. As it turns out they had something to share with me too. As part of the VSCO X membership (US$19.99/year), users can how publish their videos to the feed, which was previously limited to photos.

We know this is something our community has been asking for and we can’t wait to see how you bring your stories to life with the new tools we’re making available for our members. We’ve rounded up some tips for how to take advantage of the new video features with your VSCO membership.

Apple Sale: Moment Pro Camera is $3.99, Down from $5.99

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Moment Pro Camera is currently on sale for US$3.99 (regularly US$5.99). You can use the app even if you don’t have a Moment lens. Pro features for filmmakers: Color profiles, bitrates, dual-channel audio meters, real-time waveforms, and fast access to frame rates. Pro features for photographersShoot RAW, split focus/exposure, and manually control everything (exposure, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and focus). Plus there are more features like distortion correction, slow shutter, motion blur, light trails, focus peaking, and more. 

Apple Sale: Moment Pro Camera is $3.99, Down from $5.99

Earbuds Commercial Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Max

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

An ad for noise-cancelling earbuds from Koss Heaphones was shot on the iPhone 11 Pro Max by videographer Martin Moore.

Recently shot this Koss Headphones Commercial on an iPhone 11 Pro Max using FiLMiC Pro on FiLMiC Extreme 4K 24fps, Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Gimbal. Edited in FCPX and exported with Apple ProRes 422.

Mr. Moore is known for shooting commercials with iPhones. Last year he created several using the iPhone XS Max. It’s a great way to show off the video capabilities of Apple’s devices. You can check it out here.

It's Easy to Shoot and Edit Videos with Nizo

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

I’ve had the opportunity to test Nizo over the weekend, and I think it’s a cool app that makes it easy to shoot and edit videos. It offers nine presets you can use in real time to alter the tones and colors of your video. My favorite is KC1. Each preset also adds a bit of film grain for that old-age cinematic look. Once you’re done shooting, you can edit your video with simple drag and drop. Trim, duplicate, and reorder clips, or move a clip to a different video; add and trim music from your library, or delete a clip by flicking it away. Nizo offers: Auto or Manual modes: ISO, Shutter Angle, WB; 4K video recording at 24 fps or 60 fps; 1080p at 24 fps or 120 fps slow-motion; Toggle wide-angle or telephoto lens; Shoot natural or with a cinematic preset; and 16:9 ratio at 24 fps for motion picture quality. App Store: US$4.99

It’s Easy to Shoot and Edit Videos with Nizo

5 Video Editing Apps For iPhone Videographers

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

These video editing apps are for people of all skill levels, whether you need a video for social media or a more professional-looking video.