iMovie vs Reel Director vs Splice.....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fuzion11, Sep 10, 2010.


Which do you prefer the most??

  1. iMovie

  2. Reel Director

  3. Splice

  4. none, I prefer to do all video editing on my computer

  1. fuzion11 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Hey everyone,

    I've purchased all 3 editing apps and they all have their advantages. Personally out of the 3 I dislike iMovie the most as there isn't much to it. It's a tough call between Reel Director and Splice though...they're both so great.

    iMovie has the picture animation can select a start and end point of a photograph, which then has a transition to the next picture, making it look animated. Super cool feature for a slide show type video.

    Reel Director I love how easy it is to add titles and the number of effects/transitions they offer.

    Splice I love all the sound effects and how user friendly it is. Also love how it enables us to move around a recorded sound file to where you want it to start or end.

    I'd like to hear your thoughts on the 3 apps. Maybe you have something you like or dislike that you'd like to discuss or even have some super neat tips or tricks to pass along.

    If this thread provides enough feedback/opinions maybe I'll forward this link off to the developers to read (obviously not Apple though, don't think they'd be interested lol)

    Just an end note...I've contacted both the RD & Splice developers and they both seem to provide great customer service and are interested in any ideas or thoughts from their customers.

    Thanks everyone, look forward to hearing your thoughts....
  2. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2009
    I've not tried Splice yet. It looks like it has a few limitations and I'm waiting to see if the developer updates it on a regular basis.

    Of the other two, I prefer ReelDirector. But the one thing I can stand is the long render times. iMovie is instant gratification. Which ReelDirector could achieve those speeds. Then I'd dump iMovie altogether.

    How does Splice do in the speed department?
  3. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Splice is actually pretty quick...although it doesn't yet support HD video exporting. I've heard from the developer that they will include this is a future update.
  4. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I prefer iMovie even though it has less features, because I feel Apple is more able to update the app with greater features down the road.
  5. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Have you tried the others yet?

    I disagree with you on that, Apple is arrogant and likely won't update too often. I think we'll see more updates from RD & Splice as they know they have more to prove.

    Only time will tell I guess.
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    iMovie is better. I don't really want or need a complete video editing program like iMovie for Mac or FCE. I just want HD video encoding, fast encoding times, simple UI and basic features. They won't update the app every other week, but I know they won't abandon it all together.
  7. THE dAY macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2010
    SFV California
    I just saw this on their iTunes Description:

    " *** NOTE: HD support as well as Advanced Audio Features coming in next version soon... (not in the patch mentioned above) *** "

    So it seems there will be updates hopefully.

    I have only used iMovie and love the simplicity, ease of use, and the beautiful UI.
  8. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario

    Hopefully by 'Avanced Audio Features' they mean I'll be able to adjust where and when I want a music file to be. You add a music file (I'm not referring to a sound/voice file although they work in Splice) but can't adjust when it starts and'll only play through out the whole video.
  9. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I use iMovie, but I have not used the others because I did not know about them until now :rolleyes:
  10. applenew macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2009
    Hi, I have used both iMovie and Splice. Have not yet tried Reel Director. In fact am still contemplating if I should get it.

    Splice is very easy to use but the transitions offered makes your video looks more like a powerpoint slide show... The ability to add sound effects is good but the effects offered are limited.

    iMovie is great. It enables a simple edited video come across as pretty decent and professional. Check out the Majek App in the App Store! Though the transitions offered are limited but they come across better than Splice. As someone mentioned, it will be great if we could edit the audio too.

    In view of the limitations of both Apps, and since I have them, I have done a few video editing using both together. Below is an example of one.
  11. lokerd macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2010
    Any new thoughts on this since the last post of 1.5 years?

    In a search for ReelDirector, this very little.

  12. ianonline, Dec 1, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2012

    ianonline macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2012
    Royal Leamington Spa, UK
    I'm undecided...

    I am trying to decide which is best as I now have an iPad4. The poll says iMovie is best but those giving an opinion here suggest Splice is best, although it will cost a lot more if I get the in-app upgrades.

    Can any of them not embed images with a transparent background so as to create a watermark or logo in the video?

    Can I add soundtracks from iMovie on Mac to iMovie for iPad, or are they all in the app itself?

    Splice hasn't been updated in over a year and is not listed in iTunes has an iPad app. I think I'll get iMovie (when I do get it) having look at the Path36 support community:
  13. iRetired macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2012
    I use Sony Vegas Studio Pro.

    There's just so much you can do on a phone anyways.

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