BURLINGTON, MA — Avid (www.avid.com) has introduced its first video editing application for the iPad. Avid Studio is available via the Apple App Store and is easy enough to use for first-timers, yet sophisticated enough for more advanced editors.
Avid claims the release is the first iPad app to offer frame-by-frame editing accuracy and access to all kinds of media. Users can work with media already on their iPad, or they can import material from iTunes, cameras (iPad Camera Connection Kit sold separately) and other devices. The app allows users to arrange clips in the storyboard, make precision edits using the timeline, and enhance their work with high-quality transitions, effects and a soundtrack.
The video and audio track compositing features allow users to dropping one clip on top of the other in the storyboard to create a picture-in-picture effect. Tools for creating animated montages are also available. And multiple audio tracks can be layered for working with music, audio and sound effects.
Projects can later be shared directly to YouTube or Facebook, for example, or exported to Avid Studio software for more advanced editing on a PC. And easy-to-understand how-to guide is included with the app, which is available now for an introductory price of $4.99.