HTC One X Movie Editor

, posted: 21-Jun-2012 10:04

Android 4.0 marked the arrival of a movie editor integrated into Android itself, and as you might expect HTC has kept it in there and added their own Sense flavouring to it.

Starting off you have to accept HTC’s T&Cs (only on the first launch) before creating a new project or resuming a previous project. So far it’s pretty straightforward - and it remains that way.



Once you’re in the project view you can hit the plus button to add pictures and clips from the gallery. Sadly, there is no ability to take pictures or video directly in the app. You can crop video clips to your desired length however once a picture has been added it appears to be displayed for a fixed length of time (about 3 or 4 seconds) depending on the theme used.

You are able to include up to 50 clips in your video. As I found out the hard way, videos added must be more than 2 seconds long and images must be under 8 MP and less than 2 MB in size. Considering the One X camera can take images that are larger than 2 MB this is bound to cause issues.



Adding to frustrations, you must choose a theme, either birthday, formal or travel. The theme basically determines what the clip transitions are and the stock audio. I did not find a way to gather further themes.



Going into the preview mode is where you will find a lot more than just a preview of your video. Here the ability to change the default audio to one of your own music tracks is present. On the right there is a slider to favour either the music track of the audio of the video clips.



Once you’re done playing around with your rather crude video you can export it in either widescreen 720p, 540p, or 360p resolutions. Obviously you’re going to stick with 720p for the most part and you shouldn’t be disappointed with the MP4 quality.

Overall, the Sense 4.0 movie editor is a nice little tool for video editing on the go. It would be near perfect as a mobile video editor if it had more themes with it for more occasions and less limitations. Aside, I know stock Android 4.0 also has a movie editor but since I have no proper way of comparing the two. I haven’t looked into other video editors in the Play Store but Sense 4.0’s has you covered for 90% occasions you will use it for.

About the author

I’ll be honest: there was once a day when I got bored and sick of seeing all the smartphone related news in my RSS feeds. This day was literally no more than nine months ago. Well here I stand today; known as Blair the college student in the real world, ArchSerpo in this one. Whilst not even considered an adult by the Government I have established myself as a Android and mobile technology news reporter and in depth reviewer for KitGuru, Android Mobile New Zealand, and now (hopefully) the TelecomTech blog. While bias towards the green team may appear given, I have had experience with all the major mobile operating systems except BlackBerry and MeeGo in the last six months and always keep an open mind.

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