ReelDirector is one of the best apps I have ever downloaded for my iPhone. And I download a lot. I am always on the App Store just for the sake of downloading useful(one day) free stuff.
ReelDirector is the first full-featured video editing app for the iPhone. And by video editing, I don’t mean trim. ReelDirector is a powerful tool not to be trifled with. Think of iMovie for the iPhone, then you’ll have a pretty good idea of how powerful it is.
What never ceases to amaze me is that this app is a mere 2.6Mb. Just over a quarter of 10Mb. You can download this app with 3G in a matter of seconds.
You’ll never be short of transitions on ReelDirector with 27 professional effects to seamlessly change from one scene to the next. You can also drag and drop the videos in any order, which should be familiar to Mac users. When you press the ‘Add’ button, the app asks whether you want to import a video or picture or record something or use pre-imported music. Alas, the app does not allow you to import your music directly from the iPod app, although I believe this is being looked into. The app can import clips from synced folders too. If you don’t have video, this app is still very useful as you can make brilliant slideshows with it and you can import photos with the Ken Burns effect. Your Hollywood creations can be shared with friends and family via email and/or saved to your camera roll.
I really like the fact that they haven’t bloated the app with features. How they managed to do that on a phone app, even a smartphone, really baffles me, but I suggest you buy it before the developer(s) turn sane and charge more for this app.
The only complaint I have about this app to the developer(s) is that it should be able to import music from the iPod app directly, although I realise there may be some difficulties. It should also be taken into consideration when buying this app that the video features only work with the 3GS, although this is to be expected. Apart from these minor annoyances, the app is very well executed and deserves a lot of credit for fitting into 2.6Mb, making it speedy and for being the first of it’s kind. It really has a lot of potential and I would love to see this app grow. I highly recommend it if you have a lot of vacation videos on your iPhone for example. I think Wired.com Gadget Lab summed it up really well: “File this one under sent from the future”… “A quite amazing demonstration of the march of technology.”
And finally, a surprise to all who read this far. I have one free US promo code for this app. So the first person who grabs it gets the app: X6A64M3E4PP7. Remember, this will only work if you have a US iTunes Store Account.