Editing those smartphone RV travel videos

 Editing those smartphone RV travel videos

From sunsets, to travelogue-style movies, the latest smartphones and tablets allow us to capture more video than ever in our RV adventures.

Apps for video editing are getting better and better and with the three I have to show you in this post,  those videos you take on your RV trips no longer need to look amateurish and or downright unusable.

Here's my NBC-TV PC Mike report on three of the coolest video apps now out there:

Mavis shows virtual knobs and dials like the pros use in-studio. Just about every aspect of a video can be manipulated with the Mavis app, from light balance to exposure. Sound too complicated? With the tap of one button, users can hide many of the knobs and instead focus on basic controls. The app – called a “professional filmmaking camera and film production tool” by its developers –is $16.99 for iOS.

LumaFX allows for extensive manipulation of video and audio. Videos can be resized, reframed, reversed, rotated and mirrored, while clips can be sped up or slowed down. Audio levels can also be adjusted. LumaFX offers great color and effects features. The app is $2.99 for iOS.

Android or Windows Mobile users look at PowerDirector. The app uses timeline video editing, slow motion, and more. Take advantage of the apps numerous video effects, transitions – even the ability to record audio over existing video. The app is free for Android and Windows Mobile.

Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at RVLifestyle.com. He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.

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