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LumaFusion Makes it Easy to Edit Video Like a Pro
With its lates update, LumaFusion has outdone itself. Taking advantage of new features found within iOS/iPadOS as well as the iPad Pro’s new Thunderbolt 3…
With its lates update, LumaFusion has outdone itself. Taking advantage of new features found within iOS/iPadOS as well as the iPad Pro’s new Thunderbolt 3 port, pros and beginners alike can edit incredible videos while on the go.
LumaFusion has been my go-to mobile editor for years. I’ve talked up its incredible power, easy-to-use interface, and capabilities in the gaping hole Apple’s left in the mobile space by only offering iMovie. Apple’s flagship editor, Final Cut Pro, is entirely absent on iPad, despite Apple boasting of iPad Pro’s abilities.
Available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, LumaFusion is exceptional. It is a full multi-track editor, capable of six distinct video tracks as well as up to 11 audio tracks. It ties directly into your Photos app, as well as Files and other storage lockers to bring in footage. Advanced features such as color grading can also be done within LumaFusion.
On iPad, LumaFusion can take advantage of a secondary display. Just connect a monitor and preview your project on the big screen while your magnetic timeline stays right in front of you. The biggest pain point I always had though was storage. I’d run out of local storage and while you could import from external drives, you couldn’t edit directly on external drives. Like I said though.. you couldn’t.
The lates update of LumaFusion finally brings full support for external media. I can connect a blazing fast Thunderbolt 3 SSD to my iPad Pro and not just import media from it, but edit right on it. This saves internal space while still staying super fast. There is also a new option to export a project directly to an external drive.
Other changes in this massive update are a new video stabilization feature, a graphical equalizer, and support for third-party audio units.
Honestly, despite using LumaFusion for years I still get blown away talking about how capable it is. Sure, this isn’t going to drop into a studio’s workflow with After Effects, but professional video editors and casual users alike will be impressed with what LumaFusion can do. It isn’t just a well-done video editor, it is a great mobile app with tons of Apple-specific integrations.
But enough about other people's apps.