Smartphone users shoot a lot of video, but turning those videos into something special still takes a lot of work. A newly launched app called Videorama aims to solve that problem by offering a powerful video editor that is also super simple to use. In other words, you don’t need to be a video pro in order to do things like trim videos, add text overlays, music, or special effects.
Aimed at beginners to video editing as well as social media marketers hoping to capitalize on Instagram’s new support for 60-second video, Videorama is like the video equivalent to graphic editors like Canva or PicMonkey. While the former two services let you create your own graphics for sharing on social media and elsewhere, Videorama is about taking your video footage, then spicing it up before putting it in front of a wider audience.
The app is fast and straightforward to use. You can combine your photos and video together, if you choose, trim videos, and preview your changes in real-time.
A larger feature set is available via in-app purchase, however. You can pick which features you want to buy individually – for example, while full HD support is free, many overlays cost $0.99 as do special effects and music packs. But the app provides a robust starter kit, so you don’t feel like there’s nothing to do in the app without forking over money.
That said, there are a tons of these premium packs available, which let you do things like add explosions, electric bursts, magic spells, weather effects like rain or snow, and much more. You can also make your movie look like old black-and-white footage, or make it look like it’s burning, among other things. And you can buy music packs or import your own tunes. A movie fonts pack is also available for $0.99.
Removing the watermark costs $2.99, which is the most expensive in-app purchase.
Videorama comes from a two-person indie developer team based in Istanbul, Apperto, who previously created the Typorama app for making typographic art. That app was featured by Apple and saw over a million downloads in a year.
Videoscreated by Videorama are easily shared to Facebook, Instagram, email, messaging, or elsewhere, via iOS’s share sheet extension. The app itself is a free download on the iTunes App Store, with optional in-app purchases.