iPhone App Allows for Instant Movie-making

March 14, 2012 Updated: March 18, 2012

A new iPhone app aims to make video editing less of a hassle. The app, V.I.K.T.O.R., from New Photographers Burning Factory, is one of several applications meant to improve mobile videos, but brings some new twists.

The app has all the basic video editing tools—cutting and mixing video, adding a soundtrack—but it encourages users to get creative with its automation features.

It has a “Refresh” feature will automatically mix the clips, and lets users make unlimited versions of a set of video clips. The Refresh feature is enhanced, however, by another tool called “Drop’n’Roll” that lets users refine specific parts of the video after they’ve done the automatic editing.

The company claims V.I.K.T.O.R. is the “only iPhone app that makes automatic editing truly tangible,” according to a press release. This statement is based on the point that it requires no editing skills and users don’t need to move the video anywhere to start editing.

It also comes with a collection of themes that is regularly updated, and can export as 720p HD video. It works with short videos—around 20 seconds, one-minute, or two-minutes.

Of course, the app’s simplicity could also be its shortcoming for users wanting more control over the editing process. But, if you want to get something edited and up on YouTube or Facebook quickly, it could be ideal.

V.I.K.T.O.R. is free, but is funded by in-app purchases. It is currently only on the iPhone, but versions for the Android, Mac OS, and other platforms are in the pipeline.

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