Apart from introducing new devices last night, Apple also took the curtains off a brand new app called Clips. Clips is a simple and easy to use video editing app that lets you create expressive videos using text, effects, graphics and more. Once done, you can send the video to your friends through the Messages app, or share it on your favourite social media platforms.
Clips is basically a simplified and a more fun version of iMovies. You can capture photos and videos using the app, or upload content via your Photo Library; no complicating editing tools like timeline or tracks. After that, you can edit the video by adding artistic filters, speech bubbles, shapes or emoji. The app also gives you “dozens of music soundtracks” that automatically adjusts to match the length of your video.
One very interesting feature on Clips is “Live Titles”. It is a “breakthrough feature that lets users create animated captions and titles using just their voice”. Live Titles will automatically generate captions as you speaks, and is synced perfectly with the your voice. You can edit it further by using different styles, adjust text and punctuation, or even add inline emoji. Live Titles supports 36 different languages.
“Clips gives iPhone and iPad users a new way to express themselves through video, and it’s incredibly easy to use. The effects, filters and amazing new Live Titles we’ve designed for Clips let anyone make great-looking, easily sharable videos with just a few taps.” — Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing.
Once you are done creating your one-of-a-kind video using Clips, you can share them directly to popular social networks and video websites such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and more. If you share with friends on Messages, Clips will also suggest who to share it with based on the people who appear in the video, and people you share with most often.
Clips will be available in the App Store in the beginning of April. It is compatible with selected devices running on iOS 10.3, so I guess we will just have to wait till Apple releases its latest iOS software to everyone before we can try out its latest app. Check out Clips now for more information.