It's been a Consumer Electronics Show bonanza at Edit on a Dime this week. Here's the stories we looked at over the last seven days.
- Magisto App for iPhone Released at CES
- Automatic Video Editor Shootout: Magisto vs. Vidify vs. V.I.K.T.O.R.
- Cyberlink Announces PowerDirector Metro for Windows 8 Tablets at CES
- Cinefy Aims to Turn Your iPhone Movies into Mini Hollywood Blockbusters
- Kinotopic: How to Makes Cinemagraphs Using Your iPhone
- The Best of CES
I have a couple takeaways from this week. One is that Vidify is still the champ of automatic iPhone video editors. It's definitely worth $1.99 if you have lots of video clogging up your phone that you want the world to see.
The other is that no matter how great your interface and features are, if you as a developer force people into using social networks and don't give them control over their own media, then using your app is going to be an unpleasant experience (I'm looking at you Kinotopic).
I'd hoped to look at cloud-based collaborative editor called Stroome this week, but alas, none of my media would successfully upload to their site. I'll contact their tech support and try to have a review online soon. In the meantime, I urge everyone out there who has access to a digital camera of any kind to go out this weekend and take some photos and video. There are so many great new apps out their that can help inspire and shape your work, it'd be shame if you didn't take advantage of them!
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