Vee for Video
A fast video editor for the sharing age
Speedy iPad video editor
Vee is very friendly, very fast, and clever. It’s limited as a video editor, but great for making polished videos quickly.
£3.99 Developer Medious, veeforvideo.com
Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Version 1.1
This video creation app aims to bring filming and editing closer together than in apps like iMovie, so you can produce slick videos almost in real time. When in a project, the timeline for recorded clips is at the bottom, and the screen above is dedicated to a live camera view – just hit the orange button to start recording. When you stop, the clip is added to the timeline. You can also import previously recorded clips from the Photos app. When you tap a clip on the timeline, the viewer switches from the camera to its contents. At the bottom you can change the speed, pick a filter, or trim the clip. You can’t split a clip though, which seems an obvious omission to us. You can rearrange clips by tapping and holding to drag.
Vee has a few tricks up its sleeve for recording, including live filters, stabilisation of handheld shots, and the ability to set the exposure and focus for different areas in the frame. Best of all is the Ghost option, which faintly overlays the final frame of the last clip over the recording screen so you can match your next shot to it.
If the app has a specific weak spot, it’s audio. You can add music that’s stored on your device, and choose the sound level balance between it and your clips, but that’s it. There aren’t any sound effects or shorter audio clips for texture, and you can’t tweak the audio of individual clips.
Vee is also missing a bunch of things, including titles and cropping for Vine. However, Vee is meant to be streamlined, so we understand why titles have been left out. Matt Bolton
Rapid recording and editing
Some clever recording features
Very easy to use
Some missing features
Vee focusses on quick edits as you record clips instead of meticulously stitching them together later on.