One of the best things about being in an “iPhone State of Mind” over the last 13 months came in an addition iPhone made to it’s 3GS model–a video camera.
Catching Cole’s special little moments has been so much easier with a video camera in my pocket. Kolette and I love our Flip video camera and use it often, but there have been a lot of great stuff that we would have missed if we would have had to go to find the Flip first. (We love the Flip though. It takes great high-quality video for being such a small little camera)
So, with our iPhones at the ready Ko and I captured all kinds of video from Coleman’s life. The problem was that the only way to do any editing, was to download the video to my computer and put the clips into a program that would allow up to manipulate the footage.
Now, thanks to the folks at Nexvio, “There’s an app for that.” They’ve come up with an app that allows you to edit video on the fly and right from your phone. It’s called ReelDirector, and it is so easy. We just take the video, trim the clips, add transitions and titles, import audio if we like–and voilà. Just like that a finished video that we can instantly text to all our loved ones (Grandma’s mostly).
In fact, just recently Cole’s Grandma Coleman who currently lives in the Dominican Republic just mentioned how she doesn’t feel so far away, because of all the video we’ve sent.
If you’re an iPhoner, I totally recommend it. If you use another device with a video camera there’s gotta be something else like it out there. It makes things loads easier, and keeps those you love close. Just look at the way I chronicled some of Coleman’s best “walkin’ work” using ReelDirector.
It’s like I’m James Cameron on wheels……well let’s not get crazy!