For less than two bucks, the TiltShift Video app adds the ever-popular tilt-shift effect to iOS videos, giving them a miniature look that users love. Until now, tilt-shift videos required very expensive DSLR lens or a professional video editing software to edit the videos and simulate the effect. In both cases, a good deal of patience was necessary. TiltShift Video for iOS removes all those unpleasant requirements with a set of inexpensive tools that simulate the effect from your iPhone or iPad with an easy and intuitive interface.
Developer: Fidel Lainez
Price: $4.99 Download on the App Store
In just a few simple steps, the app allows to adjust several settings, including playback speed, image saturation, contrast, brightness, vignetting, start and end titles, fades, soundtrack... The blur adjustment controls deserve a special mention: in addition to provide the possibility of configuring the blur strength and the smoothness of the transition between blurred and non-blurred areas, the app provides multi-touch controls that offer a lot of freedom when defining the blurred sections.
During the whole editing process, the app provides a constant feedback of how the video will look like with the current settings, making much easier to get the desired results. The export process only requires the user to choose the desired video resolution. Processed videos are directly saved to the device's Camera Roll.
The App includes some additional features like the possibility of applying the tilt-shift effect to images or taking snapshots of selected frames from the videos being processed.
New Functions in the TiltShift Video 3.0 Updates
The 3.0 update incorporates changes in almost all the App functionalities. Some of the most important ones are:
⇒ New User Interface
⇒ New, optimized, render engine. Video processing is almost twice as fast than previous version
⇒ New functionality: presets. Now it is possible to save the favorite settings and apply them quickly to any video or photo
⇒ New blur type: One linear region. Useful for blurring only the horizon line
⇒ Added the possibility to choose any speed modifier between x0.1 and x32
⇒ The Titles functionality has been improved, with font type and size selection and a preview on how the titles will look like on the final video
The TiltShift Video App Can:
⇒ Process any video (recorded in one of the supported resolutions) present on the device's Camera Roll or Photo Library
⇒ Accepts videos of any resolution and aspect ratio. The only limitations are that videos can't be bigger than 1280x720 or smaller than 192x144
⇒ Process still images from the Camera Roll or Photo Library or extract still frames from the videos. (The image resolution output is limited to 2048x2048)
There are also several adjustments available for achieving the "miniature" effect in the videos, including:
⇒ Playback speed, for simulating time-lapse movies
⇒ Blur position, strength and smoothness
⇒ Image saturation, contrast, brightness and vignetting
⇒ Titles and Fades
TiltShift Video 3.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.