iPad for video editing?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kiensoy, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. kiensoy macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2008
    I was wondering if anybody does video editing on their iPad, more on the pro side of editing. I’ve tried a few apps but most of them are so basic, just trimming adding music and some filter effects kind of like Instagram. I’m going on a trip and I’m looking to import videos from my camera while on the go. I shoot in CinelikeD so I’m looking for a way to apply some LUTs or some kind of colour correction. Also I’m trying to find a way to import 60fps video but interpret it as 24fps so it looks slower. It would be great also if there was the possibility to do scaling, transforming and cropping, adding anamorphic black bars on top and bottom, etc. If anybody can give me any tips or ideas and apps of their choice please let me know. Thanks!
  2. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    You are asking on an iPad forum so no doubt people will tell you its possible, however, it's not. Even if it is, expect to jump through hoops to achieve something decent - even then it won't come close to anything you could achieve with a Macbook (note; Macbook Pro not even required).
  3. Hater macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2017
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Probably for simple stuff, but without a real keyboard or workspace it is going to take forever to do anything. Give the iMovie app a whirl and see how you go. Doesn't cost anything.
  4. Boyd01 macrumors 601


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    My 11" MacBook Air does a decent job running Final Cut Pro and really isn't much bigger than an iPad. Have had Macs and iPhones forever, but just got my first iPad this summer (2018 LTE/128gb). It is fine for many things, but I have been surprised that my 5 year old MacBook Air runs almost as long as the new iPad on battery power. I have never even considered using the iPad to edit video.
  5. leeolivia Suspended

    Sep 26, 2018
    I use the filmmaker pro app for video making and editing. and this is the most popular editor app for iPad. also used as professionals. you can ask more about iPad videos at iPad Support
  6. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    I did some video shooting with my 12.9” iPad at my son’s basketball game a few years ago when the 12.9 first came out.

    I’m sure I looked stupid to some people but the camera captured the video well. Working in iMovie though was a bear.

    I haven’t done anything beyond simple trims since that time. It was way too painful. On the plus side, iMovie did perform quite responsively and was speedy when adding FX but give me a keyboard/mouse any day over taps/swipes/drags.
  7. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    Lumafusion app. Seriously powerful for mobile video editing. It's not going to be on a par with FCPX or similar but it is miles ahead of the likes of iMovie on iOS.

    Their support forums are a great place if you get stuck and the app is in continual development - I'm on the beta for it.

  8. Warhawk15 macrumors regular


    Feb 1, 2012
    Was going to recommend this as well.

    Have seen several YouTube reviews on it and it seems promising for only $20.

    Plus it has been updated several time since I first checked it out.
  9. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    For $20 it is an absolute steal.
  10. Hym tix macrumors regular

    Hym tix

    Sep 21, 2012
    LumaFusion on a 12.9 pro is good. 4k, chroma key, key frames, LUTs, color correction, etc. it has most of the basics for sure, and as mentioned above, the team is actively developing and improving the app.
  11. CrystalQuest76 Suspended

    Dec 14, 2015
    West Cost A Lot
    I believe LumaFusion is the only option on an iOS device. It allows for three tracks of video (with audio). Then three separate audio tracks. The later version also has ChromoKey; not as good as Final Cut Pro but really good. It also has key framing for each of the video layers with multiple effects. It allows for multiple special effects. You can import LUTs. There are a couple tutorials on how to do it.

    I recently saw this video posted on LumaFusion's Share Your Videos site. The poster said he did all the effects in LumaFusion.

    What this individual has done with a 20 dollar video edit app on an iPad is amazing.
  12. kiensoy thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2008
    Damn! LumaFusion does look amazing. It pretty much covers everything I mentioned in my original post. I bought LumaFX to try it out first since it was cheaper and man... it’s amazing. The UI is a little ugly but it does the job. I will give LumaFusion a try. Thanks everyone for your responses.
  13. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    You can’t go wrong with Lumafusion. Mind check out the support forums if you have any questions.
  14. Brammy macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2008
  15. sparksd macrumors 68020

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    Their website has lots of good info, including links to how-to videos. Great product.
  16. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

    Oct 29, 2006
    LumaFusion is amazing! You absolutely can edit on iPad. Do it all the time.
  17. partsofspeech macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2018
    iPad Pro with pencil certainly has the potential to do prosumer editing. But Apple treat it as a toy for kids to play on the tree top.

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