MacPhun has released Silent Film Director, a new creative video editing app that allows users to turn their video clips into old-style movies ranging from the silent films of the Charlie Chaplin era to retro music clips from the days of Elvis Presley. The app allows users to choose video effects, customize quality and speed of video playback and add soundtracks, title cards, special transitions and photos. Silent Film Director includes several predefined video effects that depict milestones in the movie industry including silent films from the 20s, vintage movies from the 50s and home videos of the 60s and 70s.
Users can use their own soundtracks from the iPod library, upload music from their computer or choose from a variety of appropriate built-in soundtracks. Source video can be imported from the device’s camera roll or transferred into the app using iTunes File Sharing. Finished movies can be rendered in low, normal, high or HD quality and shared via YouTube, Facebook, e-mail or saved to the device’s camera roll.
Silent Film Director is available in both standard and pro versions; the pro version, available via an in-app purchase upgrade, adds enhanced features such as silent film themed title cards and additional transitions, video editing options, and video and picture mixing features. Silent Film Director is available from the App Store for $1, with the upgrade to the Pro version available via in-app purchase for an additional $1. Users of the appropriate version of MacPhun’s prior Vintage Video Maker app will receive Silent Film Director as a free update.