Want to edit video on your iPad? Apple's $4.99 iMovie is the go-to choice for most folks. But now there's another option, and it won't cost you a penny.
Pinnacle Studio 2.0 for iPad used to be Avid Studio for iPad, and it used to cost $4.99, same as iMovie. Now owned by Corel, it's now free -- and even better than before.
Pinnacle Studio lets you arrange and edit your photos and videos, ultimately turning disparate elements into a cohesive whole.
If you've ever worked with Pinnacle Studio on your PC, you'll feel right at home with the app's similarly straightforward interface. Though you can work with it in portrait view, landscape offers the better layout, with the top half of the screen devoted to your media and a preview window and the bottom half reserved for storyboarding.
To build a movie, you simply drag a photo, video clip, transition effect, title, or song to the storyboard or timeline, then arrange those elements to your liking.
The app also lets you trim clips, overlay sound effects and voice recordings, add custom pan-and-zoom effects, and so on. It supplies a handful of motion and static titles, but you can edit things like colors, fonts, and sizes to create more-customized text. Unfortunately, I could find no way to overlay a title on a photo or video; it seems you're limited to title cards that bookend them.
Via Heiko Idensen