Avid Takes on Apple's iMovie with Avid Studio for iPad

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While companies such as Avid and Adobe have attempted to capitalize on Apple's Final Cut Pro X missteps by wooing users in need of professional video editing and production software, AllThingsD notes that Avid is pushing forward on the mobile "prosumer" front with its just-launched Avid Studio [App Store] app for iPad.


    The iPad obviously imposes some limitations on what can be done with the software compared with the full Avid Studio for Windows, but Avid suggests that it is full-featured enough to be used for editing on the go and is ideally suited as a companion to the desktop app.

    Avid Studio for iPad is launching with an introductory price tag of $4.99, which will increase to $7.99 after the first month.

    Article Link: Avid Takes on Apple's iMovie with Avid Studio for iPad
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    Hope Avid also releases a Mac version if this is indeed good and "ideally suited as a companion to the desktop app.".
  3. macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
  4. macrumors 6502


    Jul 29, 2008
    London, England
    Ah. Good news for us iPad 1 owners who were left out of the iMovie party, I'll be interested in trying this. Never found Reel Director particularly good.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2008
    for sure!

    lets see how well it integrates with a mac and how good it is.. reviews?
  6. macrumors 68020

    Jan 5, 2012
    Sounds good. I'm constantly surprised Apple worked so hard on iMovie and GarageBand for iPad, only to release them on iPhone as well. It's nice that there's a tablet-only video editor.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2007
    Coruscant, but Boston will do.
    Please. "Prosumer?" They are consumers who don't know how to edit / tell a story. Just take the "pro" out of there and leave the editing to real professionals. Evvvvvvveryone's an editor these days apparently.
  8. macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2011
    Lakewood, CO
    Wait, an Avid version of iMovie?

    They must not care about us professional editors anymore...
  9. macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
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    I need to know if this app allows one to pull the audio track out of a video and allow you to adjust when it starts with the video.

    I have a video I shot on my i4 where the audio is out of sync and I need to fix it before I can do anything with it.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2007
    Cool. Now I hope they create an iPhone/iPod touch version to truly compete with iMovie.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    Great, always liked avid. Can't wait to try it out on the iPad 3.
  12. macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    Does it have a way to pull video from my iPhone? I want to be able to shot some video on my iPhone and edit it on my iPad...
  13. macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2010
    At last, someone thinks to connect what editing you do on the iPad with what you do on your desktop. Apple doesn't have any software you can do that with.

    iMovie for iPad edited movies cannot be read by iMovie on the Mac; I spent a few hours doing some editing on my iPad only to have to bin it all and transfer the video taken on the iPad to the Mac as if the iPad were a camera and then start all over again.

    It seems Apple is so scared the iPad will undercut sales of Macs and Mac software that even THEY don't get how users think or use them!
  14. Mad-B-One, Feb 2, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012

    macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2011
    Southern Plains
    I wondered if there would be a "boohoo" cry from the "we are above you" editors in here - and indeed, it didn't take long. You must be so high up there that you even cry if someone releases a product for other people to use. I don't do any editing and I frankly don't care much about it beyond putting my home videos on DVD for the relatives so they see my son grow up (since my family lives overseas). I feel sorry for you guys who see their inflated ego threatened if someone resleases some app which makes it easier for us tech-savvy users who are willing and able to work their way into some software for hobby editing.
    What I take from your post: You must not do a very good job if an app like this makes you feel that if they bring this app, they don't care for you oh so holy professionals. Does that mean you feel that what you do is actually easy to do with this program and they take away your ability to cash in?

    I know this was sarcastic and sartiric, but my point is: There are quite some video editor trolls out there thinking no one else is as "pro" as they are. Once they know a program and can make cool stuff, every change or advance is seen as a threat to their ego. :cool:
  15. macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    I think it has more to do with they need to rethink how and where video is stored. I'm thinking the next version of iMove will tie things together much better???
  16. macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2006
    Stand alone ?

    Can you use this app as stand-alone or is it only working together with the studio version?
  17. macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    Looks like a dimmed down version of Final Cut to me.
  18. macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    link us some examples of your professional edits
  19. macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    Huh? Only to release it on iPhone? I don't get it...what you're insinuating that is. iPhone has obviously gotten much more powerful...and if you're a musician...or composer...or at all interested in music...you'd get it! It's a Unbelievable tool...and now that it's on the iPhone...even more portable for laying down some tracks on the go.

    LOL...if indeed you cut (edit), your days are indeed limited (I do too). These days...the intricacies aren't there...the software is phenomenal (Doesn't matter WHAT software you choose)...and IF you have a story, it now CAN be told. That's up to neither you nor I to judge WHO can tell that story. Nothing to do with pros/prosumers/consumers. Irrelevant these days...Indeed, editors that actually direct, produce, write, shoot, cut and distribute their story have a motivation to 'Get it Right'

    I am excited to see AVID jump in to the tablet fray. These are very powerful computers we're carrying in our pockets these days...and the ability to edit and play with footage on the fly without the laptop...Awesome! Garage Band and iMovie for the iPad are nothing short of Phenomenal!!! True testaments are REAL software to actually produce...as well, the third party, cottage industry is flourishing in music and audio production...Synths, drum pads, multi track and MIDI compatibility....there are so many incredible ways to "Produce" Content these days...the iPad, in less than two years has become the one device in my 40 years of life that I never knew I needed!

    **Disclaimer** I am not a spread sheet jockey, nor a novelist or math/engineering dude...I run an audio and video production business...have been in the business for 22 years now...and I will testify, "One CAN Create with the iPad!!!"**

    Nice Job AVID! And Thank-You:)

  20. macrumors 65816

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    Exactly!! I can’t believe Avid’s doing this!!! I just switched my entire editing suite over to Avid after Apple’s FCPX farce and this is how they thank me? I’m furious!! :mad:
    Oh and before anybody dares question my validity as a PRO-EDITOR-GOD, I am the personal private editor for the top Hollywood elite, with 124 triple A Hollywood blockbusters under my belt! On top of that, I cut 15 hours of footage a day that goes out to 3 billion homes every night! Anyone who has the audacity to challenge these here facts (that’s right) is an idiot!

    I, PRO-EDITOR-GOD have spoken!
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2011
    Southern Plains

    I don't give up, yet, there is hope that there are still some people out there with the right heart and mind... :D
  22. porky, Feb 2, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012

    macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2003
    Steve Jobs would say: "Avid Studio is crap." And for me, it is. Tried it on my pc, but I prefer iMovie. But the fact that imovie for ipad can't export to imovie for mac is really a shame.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2007
    As surprising as anything about FCP X was the lack of iPad integration. I would've bet cold hard cash that Apple would've at least previewed a companion app at launch.
  24. macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2005
    hehe, I think you've been pegged.

  25. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2005
    Cool, looks like a good product. I can't imagine anything I'd actually USE it for though...

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