Clips iPhone App Review

Video editing and sharing application has become a new trend in 21st century. With players like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram leading the market share, Apple has banked upon its core competency of video technology to enter the arena with an innovative application named as Clips. It has fetched an impressive rating of 4+ and more than a thousand positive reviews on the App Store. Even though a free application, Clips for iPhone stills bring flexibility and a unique combination of video effects.

Narrate a story with animated text, graphics and many filters

The interface of Clips app for iPhone is simple, clean and notably self-explanatory. Once after successful installation, the launch of the app begins a tutorial that attempts to show how fun it is to use this app. With 11 on-screen controls, its interface seems to be a little chaotic as compared to other similar applications. The objective of the app is to send clever video messages among the contacts and peer group. To start shooting, one has to tap the big button at the bottom of the screen indicating “Hold to Record”. There’s a mic button to the left of this for muting, and a camera-switching button to the right. Besides this, one can also switch to Photo mode to include a still in the movie. It doesn’t restrict a user to employ videos shot live from the app, nor does it restrict recording time; in-fact one can record as long as one wish to, as compared to Instagram’s strict limits.

The only snag of the app is that videos can only be square, so widescreen footage filling the whole screen is a missing feature. It supports more than ten languages, including English, Hindi, German and Russian- to mention a few. Clips app requires iOS 10.3 or later. It is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

A bundle of features to play with

It offers most-Prisma-like effect termed as Comic Book, and there are also pencil drawing, black-and-white, and old-film effects that one can apply while shooting. It provides stickers to add in any clip in the sequence from the star icon. A decent selection of soundtracks from known recording artists, grouped by mood (Playful, Chill, Sentimental) are available and even one can simply use anything from music library as background to the mini video. It’s easy enough to share video directly from Clips, which naturally supports any video-accepting app in the standard Share Sheet. It even offers a direct share option to most-recent contact as a choice above the app icons. There are multiple application whose offerings are at par with Clips, but giving a try to free applications coming from the draws of Apple is always awe-inspiring.