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5 Apps We Cannot Wait To See on the iPad - Part 2

With the US launch of the iPad now less than a week away, we take a look at some of the apps we know are coming to the iPad, or that we really want to see hit the platform when it launches.

Some of this is wishful thinking, some of it is just us getting excited about the ways we can hopefully use our iPads. Between now and launch day we will post one app from each core area of the creative sphere. Part 2 of 5 is...

Video: Reel Director app

Reel Director stands out in the current app store offerings as the video editing app of choice. It has enabled iPhone users to edit and output videos that could arguably be mistaken for iMovie produced videos. But it can be a bit painful carrying out editing, and viewing the timeline on the iPhone's screen.

Enter the iPad, with the same ease of use, but bags of extra room to view the timeline and video plus a good deal more extra processing power (very important for video). We have not seen anything from Nexvio about their plans for developing Reel Director on the iPad, so this is just wishful thinking at the moment.

However, it is not hard to imagine being able to stretch the timeline across the full horizontal width of the screen, have multi layered tracks stacked on top of each other with an iMovie like Canvas showing a preview of the movie on the fly, easier adding of audio and transitions, there is so much that could be done.

We are hoping that, just because the iPad cannot shoot video, it doesn't run into the issues faced by iPod Touch and iPhone 3G users, who were not able to initially load and edit video with Reel Director due to Apple restrictions on file access for these devices. It seems unlikely, and it would be very short-sighted of Apple to cripple the iPad in such a way, especially when it seems the ideal device on which to do this consumer level of video editing.

Until we get our hands on the iPad though we won't know for sure, but for now, take a look at Reel Director as it currently appears on the iPhone OS:


Don't forget to check back tomorrow for Part 3 of our Top 5 apps we cannot wait to see on the iPad. If you haven't already, make sure you don't miss it by subscribing to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter.

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ReelDirector? Not a bad app, but how about iMovie? In fact, how long before Apple re-imagine all their desktop apps for the iPad?

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Radford

@Matt Radford Good point, iMovie (or iMovie-lite even) is what we really want to see on the iPad to be honest. Who is to know what Apple is planning though? The potential is certainly there for other apps to follow the iWork apps onto the iPad. In fact, look out for tomorrow's post where we discuss this point too.

Thank you for commenting.

March 28, 2010 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

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