Today Apple released Garage Band and iMovie for the latest iOS. For $5 each, you can have a mobile video and audio editing software. I know both are meant for editing quick projects captured on iPhones and iPads, by I’m still not certain of the appeal. My iPad experiences been a few hours at most, but touch screen editing sounds a bit tough. Maybe I’m old fashioned. Maybe I’m too used to the conventional mouse and keyboard. But the limited space and lack of really being able to capture things from outside of your project would be alarming to me.
I’m of the belief that tablets are here to stay and will continue to grow in prominence. I have family members who live by their iPads. At the same time though, I have doubts that pro editing will ever move into that realm.
…now with that said, I’ll be completely wrong and 20 years from everyone will be editing with their tablets. We’ll see. I think the take home in all of this is how exciting things are right now for consumer electronics. More and more people are getting their hands on software that 10 or 20 years ago we’re expensive and difficult to use.