I liked to use this app for school projects to entertain my class and my teachers. I’ve always used this app for tiny snippets with super basic effects or add ons, such as text boxes or music. It’s been ok.
However, I’ve gotten increasingly irritated with the non pro limits. Today I thought I could quickly whip up a little clip for class, I had another thing coming. It was an 8 second video with 3 text boxes and music. When I went to export, I got an alert saying that I can’t have more than 2 overlapping layers unless I bought premium. mmK.
I’d already spent a decent amount of time working on it, so I decided to just screen record like I usually do in a pinch. However, one of the updates made it so that the app can tell if you tried to do this. My screen recording had a giant orange fox watermark right in the center. After I went back into the app, I got another alert saying that I should buy the pro version instead of screen recording.
how could I have forgotten I don’t have pro? especially with the 50 pop ups I get each session!
The promotions for purchasing the pro version are super obnoxious.They’ll always pop up right away when opening the app. It will continue to pop up randomly even during small editing sessions. It feels like the updates haven’t been fixing bugs or improving the app in any way, it’s more like the editors have been congregating in a lair thinking of more ways they can promote the premium version. The app crashes like 30 times and sometimes will not even reopen unless I restart my phone. My phone is not the issue, I also have this app on my ipad and it does the same. When it does this, 99% of the time I lose all my progress. I understand that the intention is to make money, I totally respect that. But the ads are out of control, and ultimately make me more determined not to buy it. I hope they take that into further consideration for the future of this app. It’s a really nice app w/out the ads and lack of choices for non pro users. But seeing as how I would remain a non pro user, I will be leaving ✌️
I hope others have had a better experience because mine has definitely stunk. I will be looking elsewhere.
A few things I believe this app need to improve would be:
1st - HIGHLY NEEDED!
The ability to auto pin the edited audios, memes, gifs etc. over the video is highly necessary. I noticed if I am done with a project and if I wanted to insert another clip in the beginning of the project than I would have to go back and re-edit every pip input, audio input, gif input and sound effect input etc... (you get the point) to it’s original location. That amount of rework is excruciating to go through. PLS FIX.
2nd - The ability to have different layers when you edit a video is also helpful. Having video, audio, meme, gifs and pips cants all be on the same editing layer section because it gets messy. At least have the option to leave the audios/music under the videoclips not mixed with all the other input pips that are on top of the video editing section.
3rd - i don’t know what it is but when ever I mess around with a big project, the playback becomes horrendous. Can’t seem to play anything for a while and I’ll have to just sit there and wait for the video to load. I’m using iPad Pro 3rd gen.
4th - We need a lot more stickers, I love those cool texts that have slick animation in the sticker stock section. They are beautiful and we need more or at least let us edit our own texts in that same style as those gif word stickers.
No, please don’t waste your time on this app. I created a nice intro for my YouTube channel and when I reached the amount of layer it didn’t tell me. The amount of layers for the free version is 2!? I had three and this frickn’ app isn’t going to let me screen record so I can look at it and do my best to copy it in KineMaster? No, just no. When I tried to screen record it glitches and and stays on the first frame. And when I was working on it before the music started it made this annoying fuzzy sound. So overall would not recommend unless you want the unlimited version. (and yes I may be young but I do understand this is probably how they made money)
Edit: As you can see I changed the rating to a two only because of the good costumer service. However, I don’t appreciate the fact that I got rid of the music layer and all I have is the text and the background it still won’t let me export it so can add the music in one of my other editing apps. It said I had more than two layers when in fact I only had TWO. Smh.
Edit: I found out it was the fact that I had 3 things on the same layer? But why then I have the background so I only have two layers I will be emailing the developers
I bought the premium version for 70 dollars just for this app to add almost nothing! They don’t listen to their community or any add anything people suggest. When they finally release an update, it’s the same update as last time besides a stupid font nobody cares about. Anyway, I want a genuine response, you guys need have better updates. You guys act like you don’t care about this app, I honestly wish I didn’t waste 70 dollars on this app. I suggested so many things in like 3 different reviews, why can’t you add more? I know a shake effect doesn’t take over 5 months to make, or custom masking. I’ve been on this app since december of 2018, so I know what you’ve added. Let me tell you what you’ve added, stickers, text effects, invert for masking, random fonts, text animations and transitions you have to pay for. Now, let me give you a list of what you should’ve added, custom masking, 3D text, tracking tool, realistic text effects, shake effect, better transitions, faster and slower speeds. Do you see the difference in what we got and what we would rather have? Give me an answer of why you haven’t added nothing but garbage to this app.
I have been through some video editing apps the past year .....
And I don’t have a fancy computer.
My iPhone is all I have that edits video in 4K at 60 FPS and for what I do, nothing less than that is acceptable.
I’ve owned all 4 apps for a while now and it’s good to see Videoleap at No. 4 cause I’ve played with most of the apps out there in the space and I find myself coming back here ...
I’ve actually been meaning to reach out to them about some things and I’ve just downloaded the upgrade so I’m excited to see what’s new.
The ONLY REASON this isn’t 5 stars is two minor things for most people I’m sure ...
Editing in landscape
iCloud showing up all my albums and I wish I knew a way in ICloud or videoleap to adjust how many albums and where those albums are .....
Get that knocked out , and that 5th star will be shining ...
Oh , and I’d love a solid tutorial series ....
In depth ..
I am no expert at editing ....
But I shoot very unique stuff.....
So learning how to use the apps deeply is of interest as well ....
Thanks for all that you all do.....
I just want to say that this app is amazing. I love editing videos to help me get through the day. But the problem is if you use to many layers you need to get the pro version. And I think that is ok. I usually like to buy everything up front and get it over with. So I look at the price and it is $69.99. I think that is a little bit much for a video editor app. And I know you can’t just screen record because it puts a watermark. Again your app in amazing. But, another thing is that I am only 13 years old. I can’t buy this myself. And I am sure my parents are not going to let me spend almost $70 on an app where you edit videos. This is the only thing that keeps me sane in these quarantine times. I literally have nothing else to do. So, I beg you to cut the price of the One-Time Purchase down a bit. I don’t know what I could do without this app.
P.S. Even if you don’t lower the price I just want you to know you have made a great app. Also, if this was fixed it would be an easy five stars.
There’s a major glitch and lag when editing videos which makes editing take way longer than it already is on this app. I paid the $70 for the lifetime membership and I don’t know whether I should continue or ask apple for a refund. That’s a lot of money to have this huge bug in the app and I feel like it’s not even my phone. I have an iPhone XS so it shouldn’t be a contributing factor to the issue. Please fix and don’t give some “bot response” like you did to other reviewers. We all need reassurance that you will fix this glitch/lag and not some useless “thank you for sharing your thoughts” type of bull.
Edit: It seems to lag EVEN MORE
when editing longer videos. Anyone reading this, you need to save your video progress to you camera roll and then continue the project in a new created one (if that makes sense.) It fixes the lag, but it still would be nice if it was fixed or maybe tell us a limit we can put effects or how much we can edit. For that I give this 4 stars.
I have been looking for an app like this forever, but to only see that they ruined my projects! Because they allow a “certain” amount of layers. Who the f*** cares about that? That is a scam. Sure, we’ve all been looking for an app that doesn’t have a giant watermark all over. But what is even more infuriating is they tell you to “Try this feature!” And once you try to export it they say “It’s called pro, pay it, get glitches, and no refunds. So buy it!” What a crappy advertising method. Don’t you see that people don’t wanna pay $35.99/year just to get ripped off? I wouldn’t even buy the 1 month plan for $7.99. Especially the one-time purchase for $69.99. What a f***ing ridiculous price! No no I can’t take this anymore it’s it’s called a big scam. Great scam but how many people will actually buy it when in the future they see a no watermark, no pro, premium, plus, et cetera. Do you want that? No, I’m guessing. So, don’t give a limit!
Since the update all of the things about this app that I loved have changed. I am a NON PRO person. I used to screen record even if it is a way of cheating, mostly because you are limited. Now you add a watermark! Also the price of the buy for once have came up to $70. This is outrageous! I loved to animate on this app, and I would LOVE if you could add at least more than 2 overlapping layers, otherwise me and MANY other people will move to the next apps, like KINEMASTER, Videostar, or cute cut pro. I am very disappointed and I hope you change that back.
2nd part to it-
I know how to free export. This app has lots of great ways to make a video. Only if you pay. That’s why I USED to screen record. Next if I try to make a video longer than 2 minutes it CRASHES and starts lagging and eating a lot of battery. I would love if you could add more FREE effects or make some of the pro tools non pro. Thanks
So apparently this app is free.
My sister made an intro for her YouTube channel and she worked so hard on it. After she was done, she tried to export it but it said you have to PAY in order to do that. Excuse me??! This is a scam. They say that this app is free. You get it for free, edit for free, everything’s apparently free. But then when you’re done and try to download/export it, they try to bribe you to pay and get “premium”. When my sister tried screen recording, they put a watermark in the middle of the video! The MIDDLE. not the corner or the side. Nope. And then at the end this thing pops up and it says, “why use screen recording quality when you could upgrade to premium?” All that hard work WASTED.
And no, i am not paying $70 to download a freaking video. There are much better apps than this that are free.
I didn’t know I’d have to uninstall this app bc of money... come on enlight.