Windows Phone 8.1 came out through the Preview for Developer program last month. Since then we’ve slowly seen apps trickle into the Windows Phone Store that take advantage of some unique features introduced in Windows Phone 8.1. Video editing wasn’t possible on Windows Phone until last month and now we’ve already covered two new apps to address the market. Movie Maker 8.1 was the first third-party app to edit videos and Movie Moments came to us from Microsoft. Today we’re getting a brand new video editing app that you need to download.
Welcome MovieJax to Windows Phone 8.1.
MovieJax comes to us from some Marker Metro (markermetro.com), a Windows Phone and Windows 8 development studio from New Zealand that has made some of our favorite apps. You know them from making apps like AlphaJax, NZ Herald, Air New Zealand mPass, RWC 2011, Wheel of Fortune, 7digital, Yellow NZ and more for both Windows Phone and Windows 8.
MovieJax is their beautiful new video editing app for Windows Phone 8.1. We say beautiful because the design is as metro as they come. Metro is of course more than just how an app looks, but how it works. With MovieJax you’re getting a very functional version 1.0 app with the following features:
- Beautiful built in video capture experience
- Take multiple videos at once and have them all added to your movie with a tap!
- Easily edit videos including trimming and audio control
- Add photos into your movie with ease and select a custom duration for each
- Add your own text with custom background color for a truly personalized movie
- Choose your own background music for your movie
- Easily save and share your creations with friends and family
We’ve been playing around with MovieJax and really like it. It’s simple and straight forward to use and we’ve made a few fun videos with it. It's free for video clips up to thirty seconds, clips longer than thirty seconds will require an in-app purchase of $2.49. MovieJax also does work on devices like the Lumia 520 with 512MB RAM.
This is just version 1.0 of MovieJax and the devs are already hard at work on the next update. Look out for version 1.1 coming soon that will bring the following:
- Video/audio effects
- Drag drop and clips
- Multi-selection of media
- Preview playback starts from scroll position in storyboard
- Ability to pin projects
We’ll have a hands-on video with MovieJax coming shortly. In the meantime, take it for a spin and let us know what you think of it!