Sometimes I find myself wanting to add a bit more polish to the mobile-recorded videos I post on Facebook but who has time to transfer the movie to a computer, edit on PC and then re-upload it on Facebook? Not I.
That’s where Samsung’s Video Maker steps in–it is a free, pre-loaded app that sets the gold standard for the type of software that should be (allowed to be) pre-installed on a device.
The app boots up in landscape orientation and shows a list of your projects. In my case I don’t have any yet, but you can simply hit the “+” at the top right to get the ball rolling.
Once you’ve got your project started, you will be presented with some options.
First you’ll have to chose a theme. There are 6 options: None, Home Video, Party, Travel, Conference and Movie–I like parties:
2) Main Interface
Next you will be presented with the main editing interface. The top left quadrant houses the Media/Effect/Transition interface, the top right contains a live preview, and the bottom right is the editing time line. The controls are very intuitive with a lot of longpress/drag and drop. The top right corner houses the save, undo/redo and file menu (change theme, export movie, save as and share movie)
3) Insert Video
To add video footage to your project, simply long press to drag and drop your selection from the gallery into the the timeline.
4) Insert Images
You can add images in the same fashion.
5) Insert Audio
You can also create a soundtrack for your movie using the music from your device. You can also record audio straight to the movie and add sound effects from the built in library.
6) Capture Photos and Videos
Last but not least, you can also directly record videos or snap photos from within the app!
Now that you’ve got your content laid out, tab over to the effects panel and drag and drop an effect onto a clip in the timeline
In between video clips you can use transitions–drag and drop transitions inbetween clips, tap them again to scroll and select a different transition.
9) Export and Sharing
Samsung’s video editor allows you to export your new movie in numerous different resolutions VGA to HD! You can also access the sharing menu in the top right which allows you to share your movie via Allshare, email, Gmail, YouTube and all your social networks via Social Hub.
That’s it folks, get recording! If you have any question or comments about Samsung Video Maker, comment us below. For more helpful tips and guides check out our tips archives!