How to add FX to videos on iOS?
January 27, 2012 7:48 AM   Subscribe

What are iOS apps like Snapseed and Filterstorm, but for video — to add basic effects and color correct videos shot with iPad, iPhone? VideoFX Live doesn't do the job because it only allows shooting new videos, not edit existing.
posted by vladimirfrolov to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Maybe one of these?
posted by mattbucher at 8:41 AM on January 27, 2012

Response by poster: mattbucher,
8mm only adds retro effects and doesn't do basic color correction.
Viddy will not do anything unless you join their social network — so I don't know what it does.
Vlix is also only social, and ugly too — I don't know what it does.

So is there some beautiful app enabling people to adjust brightness, color, etc. in their videos?
posted by vladimirfrolov at 6:49 PM on January 27, 2012

I'm hoping someone will suggest an iOS app that allows the more fine-tuned grading choices you've mentioned; I've been looking for a while and haven't yet come across one. The closest I've found is Red Giant's Magic Bullet Movie Looks, which offers forty preset filters you can apply in post-processing. I had high hopes, as Red Giant's Magic Bullet grading software for the desktop is pretty awesome (and admittedly costs about $400). Having used the Movie Looks app a few times, however, I can't really recommend it—most of the filters are hideous, as are the render times. Yet I still can't offer a better alternative.
posted by hot soup girl at 4:13 PM on January 28, 2012

Actually, I just did another sweep, and if you have an iPhone 4S/iOS 5, VideoGrade looks worth a try. It looks like you can modify "saturation, brightness, contrast, recovery, color temperature, tint, B&W and vignette" via sliders, and that "some of the adjustments can be applied to specific zones of the video image".
posted by hot soup girl at 6:06 PM on January 28, 2012

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