Sunday, December 16, 2012

Quick Look at Lumify Filmmaking App for iPhone

Yes, film making. As if film making, video and movies are distinct items that can be linguistically separated by a line in the sand. They can't. We don't use film any more to create videos. We don't even use tape to record video either.

There isn't a word that accurately describes recording motion pictures onto a memory card or hard drive.

So yeah, call it film making as in the concept of constructing a narrative motion picture story. Eh, what is in a name? All I know is that trying to use one term to describe a concept that can be expressed three or more different ways is making me loopy.

Lumify Video App Store

Lumify is an iPhone and iOS devices for making movies. It is literally tap and go video editing. There are built in visual cues to remind you of the 5-shot rule, there are filters like Instagram to juice up the recording.

This is an example of a Lumify video:

Basically you select the videos you want to chose the best scenes for your final video. You can apply filters to enhance the quality or change the mood.

Next, you can add music from your device (don't do it if you are going to us copyrighted material and upload to a video hosting service.) or use one of their tracks. I don't see an option to add narration or speech at this time.

When you are ready you can save the video on your device or upload to your social media accounts.

There is a lot to like about this app, 1080p video, ease of use and it does guide you on how to compose your video.

And it is free.

From what I can see, Lumify has possibilities but I don't think you will be composing your grand two hour masterpiece with it.  But check it out and see if it works for you.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for writing about our app! We have a big update planned for early Jan 2013 that will include the ability to add a narration track. If you have any other feedback or suggestions for us, please write to us at I look forward to hearing from you!


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