Apple updates Clips app with better UI, HDR and more
Available now at the App Store, Apple has released Clips 3.0, introducing many new features for users creating fun video clips for family and friends.
New features in Clips include:
- An improved user interface.
- Support for vertical and horizontal video.
- HDR video capture on iPhone 12.
- Updated filters, posters, Live Titles, and Selfie Scenes.
- Faster video making on iPhone with a simplified record screen that floats on top of the viewer, plus full-screen browsers.
- And more, including a redesigned share sheet with video preview and options to share in any supported size
If you’ve created a lot of content with Clips, you’ll also find eight new social media-ready stickers, six additional arrows and shapes, and 25 new soundtracks to bring the library of royalty-free songs to 100.
The app also introduced an all-new experience on iPad with support for landscape orientation, Scribble with Apple Pencil, and the use of a mouse or trackpad.
What Apple said
“Since its introduction, Clips has become one of the most popular iOS video creation apps, and millions of projects are made every day with it. Users love how easy it is to create fun, expressive videos for sharing with friends, family, and classmates with just a few taps on their iPhone or iPad screens,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing. “Today’s update, with a streamlined interface, support for vertical and horizontal video, HDR video capture using the new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, and fun new effects, will help users create Clips videos with more personality and polish than ever before.”
What’s new in the user interface?
The record screen in the app now floats on top of the viewer window when shooting vertically or horizontally.
You’ll also find the Effects, Media and Projects browsers let you see more of your content, and a new UI tweak means that swiping up on any Effects browser displays a full-height card that fills the screen with stickers or text labels that let users personalize their videos.
What about the iPad?
There’s a lot of improvement for iPad users. A better iPad-specific interface, effects browsers and an easy to tap Record button. You can also fully exploit the full size of the display by recording and editing in landscape orientation. Clips automatically opens to a new 4:3 landscape project, the optimal size for full-screen videos on iPad.
Clips also supports the new Scribble feature in iPadOS 14, converting handwritten text with Apple Pencil into typed text in labels and posters.
And a little more
Clips on iPhone automatically opens to a new 16:9 vertical project, making it quick to record video for social platforms. Plus all filters, posters, Live Titles, and Selfie Scenes have been updated to record in all-new sizes for the perfect finishing touch on a new post. The updated share sheet also shows a video preview before sending, and videos can be shared in any supported size using new export options.
Clips 3.0 is available today as a free update on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 or later.