Vee for Video

A fast video edi­tor for the shar­ing age

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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,

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.

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