Magisto – Magical Video Editor: Written iPhone App Review
Magisto – Magical Video Editor, developed by SightEra Technologies, is an amazing video app that will impress everyone who uses it. Once you use Magisto to create a movie on your iPhone, it’ll be tough to use another video app ever again.
Concept and Functionality:
To create videos in Magisto, you have the option to either take video within the app or import clips from the Camera Roll. If you decide to create your movie within Magisto, you’ll be amazed at how detailed the built-in camera is. Not only do you have the basics (flash control and camera switcher), but you can also see and delete clips you’ve created while you’re still taking video.
Once you’re satisfied with the clips you’ve created, you’re taken to a screen that allows you to select which videos you’d like to include in your final movie. As I mentioned earlier, this includes video clips taken within the app and clips already on your Camera Roll.
Lastly, you’re able to choose a beautiful Magisto theme for your movie. These themes range from hip to holiday, and there are seven to choose from. Also, you’re able to choose from a list of popular songs based on the theme. For example, if you choose the “Let’s Party!” theme, Magisto provides songs like Gangnam Style, Party Rock Anthem, and other popular songs. You can also import music from your device. When you’re ready to create your video, simply give it a title, make any last-minute changes, and let Magisto go to work.
The final product is nothing short of a work of art. You don’t even have to leave Magisto open while your video is uploading and processing. Instead, the app will alert you via Push Notification and email when your video is ready to view.
Magisto is one of those apps with more features than you can count. The nice thing about the app is that this doesn’t make it tedious or impossible to use. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. For what it’s capable of, Magisto isn’t confusing at all. For a creative video app, this is a great feature and one that definitely makes Magisto impressive.
There’s a cool social network within Magisto that allows you to share your videos with whoever you’d like, whether it’s the world or just a few close friends. A neat “Groups” feature enables you to post videos to specific people. You can also comment on videos posted by others, as well as save and share them. You have complete control over who can see movies you’ve created, which is great for those who like to share with certain people (or keep them to yourself).
Lastly, I absolutely love the ability to double-check things as I’m going through the movie creation process. From previewing clips while shooting video to listening to songs before applying them to the final movie, Magisto does an amazing job of keeping surprises to a minimum. Honestly, the only surprise is how wonderful the final video looks when it’s done processing.
Though Magisto is free to download, it’ll cost you to save finished movies to your iPhone. Individual movies are $0.99 to save, but you can purchase monthly ($4.99) and yearly ($17.99) subscriptions which will allow you to save an unlimited number of movies to your device.
Magisto is definitely worth every penny, and I’ve never seen another movie app that does the same things so flawlessly. If you enjoy creating amazing videos with your iPhone, you need this app.
Magisto – Magical Video Editor is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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