New Video Adjustment Tools In iOS 13 and iPadOS

A little-mentioned feature of iOS 13 and iPadOS is the ability to apply the same effects to videos as you can to photos. You can easily adjust light, colors, cropping, rotation and apply filters to entire videos, right in the Camera and Photos apps.

Comments: 8 Responses to “New Video Adjustment Tools In iOS 13 and iPadOS”

    Ruud
    4 weeks ago

    Hi Gary,
    Oh July 7th you had a video about managing a Video Library On Your Mac. Here you mentioned that you don’t store any videos in your Photos Library.
    Will you change your idea about this, now that the editing tools for videos in Photos has been greatly improved?

    4 weeks ago

    Ruud: No. I’ll definitely use this to adjust videos right on my iPhone before sharing them. But I don’t see myself going to an old video to make adjustments on my iPhone. I’d be doing that on my Mac anyway. My Photos library would simply be huge if I included videos. It is already huge with just photos.

    Ed
    4 weeks ago

    I’ve looked at old videos in photos prior to ios13. The edit commands don’t seem to work (grayed out). Also, do you know if we can apply plugins to the video edits like we can with images? Its greyed out too

    4 weeks ago

    Ed: Yes, it appears you need to have taken the video in iOS 13 for this to work. As for other plugins and videos, I’m not sure if that is enabled, but even if it is the developers of the plugins would need to do some work to support it I’m sure.

    Bert Mullemeister
    4 weeks ago

    Hi Gary
    Thanks for your informative videos
    Many people take videos in portrait mode (annoying) !
    Is there a way to change those videos to landscape with either iPhoto or iPad?

    4 weeks ago

    Bert: Well, you can rotate and crop with the tools in the Camera/Photos apps. You can rotate and drop in almost any video editing tool tool. But you can’t magically get the portions of the video missing on the left and right. They didn’t film that. So you have to decide whether you have a vertical video framed in a horizontal one (black bars left and right) or you crop in to show only the middle of the video at lower resolution.

    Gene
    3 weeks ago

    When one edits a video on the phone does it create an edited copy or is the original video over-written?

    3 weeks ago

    Gene: Edits are always non-destructive. You can always go into Edit again and revert. I show it in the episode.

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