Don't-Miss Video software Stories
iMovie for iOS gets an overhaul for Apple’s new mobile OS, featuring new options for controlling audio and video.
The new version of iMovie is a great tool for families, kids, and budding filmmakers, though it's still missing a few features we'd like to see. Intermediate-to-advanced filmmakers looking to max out iMovie might be better off upgrading to Final Cut Pro X, however.
HandBrake can handle batch conversion of video files, but HandBrakeBatch makes the process even easier.
New features in Premiere Elements 12 will be great for beginning videographers, but existing Elements users can easily skip this version
Claquette is a great app for making screencasts or videos in front of your Mac.
The debut Creative Cloud version of Flash posts a solid evolution of core features and functions without bold headliners.
New features in After Effects CC such as a live 3D workflow with Cinema 4D Lite, now included with Creative Cloud, give motion-graphics artists and compositors much-needed integration with true 3D object animation.
Nothing about Premiere Pro CC screams "gotta have it," with the possible exception of the new closed-captioning capabilities, but Adobe certainly checked several things off of the request list. And if it has fully embraced the cloud, additional tweaks should be appearing frequently.
You don't have to scroll through all the subreddits looking for videos. This website corrals the YouTube gems posted to Reddit.
Apps that can both transcode video to different formats and tag files with useful metadata can be incredibly useful. And I've found none better than Jendrik Bertram's $20 iFlicks.
ScreenFlow remains a terrific (though occasionally quirky) video capture and editing application.
Animated GIFs are a currency of online humor, but they can also be useful. GIF Brewery makes it easy to create your own animated GIFs from your videos.
Once the domain of trained professionals, Amara tries to put the process of video transcription, subtitling and translation within reach of everyone.
Amazon Instant Video is a great option for those who like streaming older content or watching video they've purchased via Amazon.com. Unfortunately, it's restricted by Wi-Fi-only streaming, no AirPlay support, and no way to purchase content in-app.
Ted Talks features lectures on topics ranging from feminism to biology, from education to poverty, and from creativity to so much more.