Vimeo’s iPhone app loses its editing tools. Hooray!
Vimeo, YouTube’s significantly better dressed cousin, has just updated its iOS app. Aside from adding background video uploading, easier sharing on social networks, and some welcome interface refinements, the big news here is that Vimeo ditched one of the app’s marquee features: video editing.
Why is this a good thing? Because it’s a clear indication that iOS based video editing has evolved to the point where mediocre tools are no longer relevant.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a slew of editing apps come and go, some good, some bad, and a lot that just plain sucked. Existing video apps were adding basic editing functionality just to keep pace. Vimeo for iPhone was one such app. Vimeo’s editor couldn’t do much, but it was free, and I suppose that was enough to get people excited. Personally, I thought it was poop — a bummer since I’m a huge fan of the Vimeo service.
Things in the editing universe started getting interesting when Apple introduced iMovie for iOS. While it was hardly a “pro” app, it did advance the state of mobile editing. In fact, a recent iMovie update added a precision editor, letting users create J and L cuts (when picture and sound cut at different points). Video editing giant Avid even got into the act with their iPad app, Avid Studio (now owned by Corel, and titled Pinnacle Studio).
Thanks to low-cost, feature-packed editors like iMovie and Avid Studio, basic editing apps now seem trite by comparison. For this reason, I believe Vimeo’s decision to remove the basic editing functionality from its otherwise elegant app was the right choice.
What do you think? Will you miss the editing feature?
While you’re thinking it over, here’s a fun video promoting the latest version of Vimeo:
by Vimeo, LLC
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With a streamlined design and intuitive Multi-Touch gestures, iMovie lets you enjoy your videos and tell stories like never before. Browse your video library, share favorite moments, create beautiful movies, and watch them on all your devices in iMovie Theater. And with the iMovie extension, it’s fast and fun to make every video more memorable — right in the Photos app.
Browse and share your videos
• Enjoy all your videos in the full-screen Video browser
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* 2x speed-up is available on iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and later devices.
** 4K support is available on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro.
*** AirDrop requires an iCloud account and is available on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation), and later devices.
**** AirPlay requires Apple TV (2nd generation) or later.
***** To view iMovie Theater on Apple TV (4th Generation), you must download the iMovie Theater app from the App Store.
Pinnacle Studio Pro
by Corel Inc.
Pinnacle Studio Pro
* Best mobile app, Videomaker Best Products of the Year - 2014
* One of Time's 50 Must-Have iPad Apps - April 2013
* Two time PCmag.com Editor’s Choice Award winner and 4.5/5 stars – April 2012 & Feb 2013
* 148apps.com - 4.5 out of 5 stars!
Pinnacle Studio Pro is universal! Now one purchase gets you the same great app on your iPad and iPhone!
Perfect for mobile journalists and creative filmmakers! Big-screen moviemaking comes to the touchscreen with Pinnacle® Studio Pro. Our leading film-editing technology brings you an easy-to-use app that enables you to quickly edit video, audio, and photos at the speed of your creativity.
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Easily Access Your Media
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• Capture video and photos from within the app
• Use “Open-In” feature to open compatible files from other apps
• Download media from iCloud Photos directly from the app Library
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• Purchase from a selection of Triple Scoop Music tracks
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Pro Technology, Pro Results
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