After spending an excruciating amount of time trying to find a functional video editor for the ipad, I finally found Pinnacle Studio
Most of the video editing apps for the ipad are useless. iMovie is a piece of crap. There are some others that might be useful, but the only one I could find that actually edits and allows you to create videos from scratch is Pinnacle Studio which costs $12.99. But even this one isn't great. After an hour-long search to find the developers of Pinnacle Studio, here's their website: http://www.luma-touch.com/
I found them on Twitter @LumaTouch also and I communicated to them directly in a tweet: "When are you going to add slo mo and fast motion to the ipad app Pinnacle Studio?" Remarkably, I received a prompt answer that the next update would have those features. Then, they recently sent me a direct message on Twitter notifying me that the update would happen next week. They get two thumbs up for follow through.
The next part of figuring out how to make a video with the ipad is the decision to either shoot footage with the ipad or use an external video cam. This was an easy decision for me because I don't have the adaptor cord that would enable me to import the video footage. Plus, I am interested in simplifying the process of video creation. However, the one drawback to shooting video with the ipad itself is that I frequently have my hand covering the audio input so much of my footage had no or muffled sound. I've since corrected this issue, but I'm still pissed that I messed this up several times.
Back to editing with Pinnacle Studio: after using it on 5 videos, I discovered something rather useful: so far I have not figured out a way to seperate the audio from the video. But, I accidentally discovered that you can place a video clip within the audio section and the audio will play, but not the video. So, this is the same as extracting a piece of audio to place within your video. I'm going to make a how-to video pretty soon that will go over this visually.
Okay, so are you curious to see what sort of video can be created entirely with the Ipad and Pinnacle Studio? See below:
If you have any questions about editing, feel free to email me at leahstellaATgmail.com. Thanks!