The first day of WWDC 2022 was a few weeks ago. Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris, the creators of LumaFusion, were recently interviewed by 9to5Mac about Apple’s new features, how they can enhance LumaFusion experience, and what the potent video editor app is bringing ahead of these operating system updates later this fall. The new operating systems have just been announced, and developers are already testing what’s coming next with iOS 16 , iPadOS 16 , macOS 13 Ventura , and more.
Although iPadOS 16 and the main features being exclusive to the M1 iPads are causing some debate, this new operating system will finally provide Pro users more options to benefit from a larger display, a more potent CPU, and touch capabilities.
The cofounders of the award-winning LumaFusion agree that Reference Mode would be a great addition given the app’s focus on the iPad screen.
Refrence Mode is one of the key features of iPadOS 16. Since it uses the iPad to better perceive HDR content, Apple featured LumaFusion when showcasing it. We’ve had an HDR workflow for a while, but it was challenging to picture how it would seem on the final TV, so this will be a welcome addition, according to Chris Demiris. Using a second display on a Mac or the iPad as a reference to try to take advantage of this functionality is one of the things we’ll probably be working on.
They also mentioned the role of the Stage Manager. Terri Morgan may have new options thanks to this feature’s new external display functionality.
The Stage Manager initially gave me some pause. The capacity to concentrate on what I’m doing is what I love most about the iPad. With the use of this capability, we might be able to add UI elements on an external monitor, such as a library or info panel, so that users can experience both touch functionality and the expansiveness of a desktop display.
Demiris and Morgan agree that LumaFusion has helped the iPad overcome constraints ever since it first launched, and they also believe that Apple is gradually making improvements to the experience with new software upgrades.
With iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura, Apple is preparing in that path as seen by the platforms’ continuity and similarities. The LumaFusion focus has always been on the tablet, so for us, the touch interface seems different, according to Chris Demiris.
I spent a lot of time working as an editor, so I am aware of the constraints they are subject to. Sometimes you believe a change will take a long time, yet it only takes a few. Why would I bring a laptop when I can use an iPad instead that has a better display, longer battery life, and fast on/off capabilities? Terri Morgan claims that Apple excels at developing capabilities that we can use with LumaFusion.
MULTICAM IS UP NEXT, AND LUMAFUSION 3.1 IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
While iPadOS 16 is in its early days of beta testing, LumaFusion has been extensively working on release 3.1. In addition to hundreds of minor bug improvements, it will include scopes, numerous Lut, waveforms, histograms, different channels, multiple chromakey, and color effects.
A year ago, during the M1 iPad Pro unveiling, a glimpse of the eagerly anticipated Multicam experience was given. It will launch shortly after version 3.1.
Multiple video and audio sources may be easily synced with Multicam Sync, enabling a more efficient edit. Multiple audio sources and up to 12 video sources can be seamlessly synced by the editor.
We have been using Multicam for a very long period. It’s not your typical multicam experience with lots of toggling and clicking. According to Morgan, we’ve modified this function in LumaFusion so that you may add your clips, master audio, mapping, and more.
You can navigate back and forth and change the information using LumaFusion in a way that is not possible with other programs. We provide users a great deal of flexibility before observing how the editor uses them. Demiris threw in.
A future powered by Android is coming to LumaFusion from Google and Apple. The developers of LumaFusion also hinted at their ongoing development on an Android app that would support some high-end smartphones, tablets, and current Chromebooks. This software is still scheduled for delivery in 2022. Introducing LumaFusion to the Android environment presents new difficulties for Demiris.
However, over the past few years, LumaFusion has expanded from being an iPad-only program to being available on the iPhone, M1 Macs, and eventually Android devices.
Although 40% of our consumers use iPhones, our focus has always been on tablets. According to Chris Demiris, they don’t ever use the iPad app; instead, they utilize their phones to record video and edit directly from their devices. For those utilizing an Apple silicon Mac, Update 3.1 will tidy up several spots. We are enhancing the drag and drop functionality and introducing keyboard shortcuts to further enhance that experience. Having said that, we don’t want to forget that our clients also prefer touch interfaces, and neither do we.
A RECAP AND A LOOK TOWARD THE FUTURE Despite the fact that LumaFusion has been teasing Multicam compatibility for more than a year, Demiris and Morgan both claim that the firm has a lot more planned for following update 3.1.
Coming soon are advanced keyframing, spatial curves, and temporal curves. A significant area, according to Morgan, is subtitles. All of these things are on the way; all we need to do is figure out better ways to deliver them, says Demiris.
Apple silicon Macs, iPads, and iPhones can all use LumaFusion. Although it costs $29.99, it also provides in-app purchases for more sophisticated workflow capabilities. It is located at here on the App Store .