Dan Lebental is a man who has worked on editing hit Hollywood movies like Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Elf, and Cowboys & Aliens. Today Lebental launched a new editing app for filmmakers, TouchEdit, which he has described as “a 21st century version of the moviola,” designed to bring the simplicity of editing real film to the iPad.
TouchEdit aims to combine the spirit of classical filmmaking with cutting edge digital editing capabilities. To edit video, app users take advantage of two screens on the iPad – the source monitor and the record monitor – which are controlled with two filmstrips. Each filmstrip can be manipulated with intuitive swipe gestures, dragging and dropping frames into the edited sequence.