Pinnacle Studio enables ‘true video editing’ on iPhone

Just because the camera on your smart phone has a video mode doesn’t always mean the device can help you become a Fellini. That hasn’t stopped video editing software maker Pinnacle Systems from developing a video editing app for the iPhone for “anyone looking for true, creative movie-making” with the Apple handset.

If you’re a mobile phone movie maker you’re probably using an app that requires you to transfer your movies to  a computer for further editing. California-based Pinnacle, which was acquired in 2012 by Ottawa-based software company Corel Corp, is offering editing-on-the fly capability. Pinnacle Studio for iPhone provides users with a full timeline to edit video, audio and photos on the go. The app also comes with a suite of effects such as transitions, speed and montage and allows users to create custom tiles and soundtracks – all on their iPhone.

“Unlike other movie editing apps, Pinnacle Studio doesn’t make you sacrifice features and control just because you’re editing on your iPhone,” said Michel Yavercovski, director of product development for Pinnacle. “For the first time, you can enjoy sophisticated anywhere, anytime movie-making capabilities, right in your pocket.”

Pinnacle Studio for iPhone enables users to:

  • Work with any media on their device — video, audio and photos
  • Arrange clips in the storyboard
  • Make precise edits and trim individual frames in the timeline
  • Use montage templates to create 3D animations, high-quality transitions, motion titles and graphics, picture-in-picture, fast and slow motion
  • Take advantage of three audio tracks, AV sync audio, trim audio to any length, modify the speed, set levels and fade, and add voiceovers
  • Share directly to YouTube, Facebook and Box or export projects to Pinnacle Studio on iPad or Windows devices
  • Learn how to get the most out of Pinnacle Studio with video tutorials and pop-up help

Pinnacle Studio for iPhone is available from the Apple App Store for $9.99.

Pinnacle also announced new enhancements to Pinnacle Studio for iPad, which the company has rebuilt for iOS 7 and now supports 64-bit processing. A new user interface provides better control throughout the editing process.

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