I live and breathe my iPhone. I use my iPhone as my camera so often that even when my DSLR is hanging around my neck, I instinctively reach for my iPhone to snap photos when I am out and about! That HD video function that my DSLR offers?
I've never even used it.
I know, I know...you're probably tsk tsk-ing me right now! I can't help it, my iPhone takes great video, and I can easily edit and share them right there from my phone. Why go through the hassle of using my DSLR?
I am by no means a professional photographer or videographer, so I am always looking for new iPhone apps to make the job easier (and more fun, duh!) for me. My newest fixation is Clinch - My Video Butler.
Clinch is an automatic video editor that helps you create short movies from all your best videos and photos - right from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad!
One of the coolest features is that it you can use it to make a collaborative movie by mixing and editing your videos and photos with friends around you! I can't think of any other app that I've used that has this feature, so Clinch is quickly rising in my list of favorite apps! This will be especially fun when I'm traveling with friends on press trips and we want to make one video to share for our group!
To make your movie even more awesome, Clinch allows you to add the best related photos from Instagram, panoramic views from Google, nearby tweets and more nifty stuff, all based solely on your location!
I think this would be really cool to use when making movies when I am traveling - how awesome would that be to include panoramic views from Venice while I am putting together a video of my gondola ride (this is assuming that I ever get to Venice to take a gondola ride)?
So...how does it work? It's pretty simple. So simple that even I can do it!
Record or upload videos and photos from your camera roll. Add captions, choose a theme, a soundtrack and add clips from your pals...then with a click of a button, Clinch analyzes the best parts and adds related stuff from around you. The Clinch app then edits it all together with amazing transitions, filters and more!
There's also a great social aspect to Clinch - and y'all know how much I love my social networks - you can follow other Clinchers to add them to your movie feed and share movies on Twitter, Facebook and Email!
- Automatic video editing (Everything is edited and stored in the cloud).
- Clinch finds and combines all related videos and photos around you - but you choose how and who to mix your videos with.
- You always control the privacy of your content!
- Unlimited uploads and storage!
- Browse, Like and comment on friends and other clinchers’ movies and follow other users to get notifications when your video stars in other movies.
- Explore popular and nearby movies and get a live feed of your friend’s best and favorite movies.
- Instant movie sharing to Twitter, Facebook, and Email.
You can download the Clinch app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (so long as it's running iOS 5.0 or later) in iTunes here - and it's free!