Nokia released a video on Tuesday showing the photo/video browser and editor on the Nokia N8. I paid a lot of attention to the video editor because it’s a feature that I really want to test out. Read on for my findings.
The Nokia N8 video editor seems easy to use. You start out with an empty Storyboard and then insert some videos and photos.
Notice that selecting media scrolls left and right.
We can add titles and edit its size, color, and position
Trim clips to cut out sections from beginning or end.
I noticed 12 transition effects we can insert between clips.
What They Didnt Show
The video did not show what happens after we’re done editing. Can we choose the export size? How long does it take to process? Can we upload to Youtube easily? We also didn’t see a demo of inserting music to the movie, but it looks like an available option.
Compared to iMovie on iPhone
The video editor on the Nokia N8 will be compared to iMovie for iPhone by reviewers. They mostly share the same core features but I think the built-in theme transitions, texts, and music on iMovie makes it a step ahead of the Nokia N8′s video editor. There’s still time for Nokia to improve the video editor before the Nokia N8 goes on sale later this summer.