YouTube rival Vimeo’s official iPhone app has arrived, bringing one of the best alternative online video services to your smartphone. This application allows filmmakers to upload, edit and share sharp-looking videos right from their mobile device.
Beyond offering access to Vimeo’s celebrated collection of movies, shows and video shorts, known for above-average picture quality and options to download, it also borrows a page from iMovie, providing a formal film editing suite. Although the app’s editing features are less robust, it is free to download, letting you chop up videos on the fly, add effects or transitions, and quickly throw on music and audio effects to introduce more polish to your project. Finished HD or SD clips can also be saved to your camera roll, or uploaded directly to the service.
This is a surprisingly useful and engaging package that’s practically screaming out for added features, sure to be introduced in time. Aspiring video directors would do well to earmark it for download.