Apple has today announced a new app for iPhone and iPad for creating video clips to share through the Messages app, Instagram, Facebook, and other social networks such as YouTube, Vimeo. Clips also includes Live Titles, a new feature that lets you create animated captions and titles using nothing but your voice, with the available effects including comic book filters, speech bubbles, shapes, and full-screen animated posters.
“Clips gives iPhone and iPad users a new way to express themselves through video, and it’s incredibly easy to use,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing. “The effects, filters and amazing new Live Titles we’ve designed for Clips let anyone make great-looking, easily sharable videos with just a few taps.”
You can use Clips to create multi-clip videos on iPhone or iPad without timelines, tracks, or having to use editing tools. Simply touch and hold a single button to record live video and photos or to add them from the Photo Library. You can then add artistic filters, speech bubbles, shapes or emoji, as well as full-screen posters with animated backgrounds and customizable text. You can choose from dozens of music soundtracks for your mini masterpiece, and they all automatically adjust to fit the exact length of your video.
To make a Live Title in Clips, with animated captions and titles, simply speak into the phone to automatically generate the captions, which will then appear on screen in perfect sync with your voice. You can mix and match different styles, and tap the title to adjust text and punctuation, or even add inline emoji. Thirty-Six different languages will be supported by Live Title at launch.
Clips will be available in April and will be free to download.