In September 2014, Vemory, a photo organization and video creation platform, acquired Splice, a popular video editing app. As part of the acquisition, it was announced Splice would receive new features, inspired by Vemory’s own technologies. That promise has now been fulfilled, as Splice 3.0 has launched on iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
Splice allows users to create professional-quality video projects using imported videos and photos. The original app experience allowed users to add music, transitions, text and more to the final product, with version 3.0 offering a portrait mode for editing, previewing and exporting these projects on a single screen. The app has been rewritten in Apple’s new Swift language, and is optimized for iOS 8, making this more of a relaunch than a traditional update.
In addition, title slides now support fonts, colors and background images. Soundtracks and sound effects, which were previously locked behind in-app purchases, are now free, and new transitions and video and photo effects are available for further personalizing a project.
Once a project is finished, users can now share their videos to social media or YouTube, as well as through email or text message.
In a statement, Splice CEO, Hunter Powell, commented on the app’s relaunch:
We are thrilled to introduce a new and improved Splice to video-editing fans around the world. This is a completely new version of Splice, rewritten from the ground up. Splice 3.0 packs the power of paid software into a free and fun app. We don’t think the user has to choose between ease of use or a robust set of editing features – and we believe Splice achieves both, without sacrificing either. We can’t wait for current and future Splice users to take advantage of the new tools to create professional-quality videos in minutes. And this is just the beginning. Look for exciting new features over the next few months.
Splice is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store. The app is ad-free, with no limits on video length, and while it previously included watermarks, these were removed in the latest update due to fan feedback.