Photo & Video
4.8 (23.2K)
192.6 MB
Age rating
Current version
Luma Touch LLC
Last update
3 months ago
Version OS
17.0 or later
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User Reviews for LumaFusion

4.77 out of 5
23.2K Ratings
1 year ago, bigfact hard facts
This app is extremely powerful! One thing I would recommend…
This app is powerful, the amount of stuff you can do on it still surprises me, and I’ve had it for a little over 2 years. I find Luma easy to use and fun to work with, I’ve even done stuff on Luma that you wouldn’t even think of doing on just a video editing app. I have used it for editing photos, compressing videos for faster transferring speeds, I even pared it up with Procreate and made a cool little cartoon animation! It’s truly powerful. If I were to recommend something to the creators of Luma Fusion I would say if you guys can add more editing layers. 6 layers for video plus another 6 for audio is good enough for a high quality edit, but if you figured out a way to add double or even triple the amount for just the video side, you would by far would have the most powerful editing software for iOS and iPad OS. With that many editing layers you can make complex animations with great quality. I understand the limitations of older iPhones and iPads but if you made it a feature for the M1 and M2 lineup of iPads, you would be far ahead of any video editing software on the AppStore platform. Anyways thank you for making a really solid video editing software!
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4 years ago, jamie the shedder
Audio Keeps Clipping
(I use the iPad Pro 2018 and both the iPad and the app's software are up to date) I've been having problems with the audio in my videos. I thought it was just this one song i was trying to use at first but after trying several different songs, sound effects and other types of audio files, I keep having the same problem. The audio sounds fine when I'm editing in the app but every time i save a video to my camera roll I notice clipping in the audio when i listen to it. I've tried downloading the video with the volume turned down lower on every audio file in the video, I've tried downloading the video in different Audio Quality's but nothing to works. The only way I've gotten the audio to sound good is if i save the video with no audio, go into iMovie and edit in the audio in, then save that video. This makes things very difficult and annoying for me considering that most videos i create are music videos and/or videos with lots of sound effects. So if someone's got some advice or knows how to help me that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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6 years ago, UATW
Audio syncing issues, WD Passport support is unusable
I've used LumaFusion for about 5 months as my editing app of choice and have generally been ok with the intricacies, but while editing my latest video I found the straw that broke this camel's back (pun on). While overall things work well enough to get a decent edit done, when I went back to start adding music I found that every time I hit play the music starts from a different point in the song. As such it's impossible to edit to the beat when the beat changes every time, and from what I'm reading I'm not the only one who is experiencing this issue. Another different, non-deal breaker, yet still super annoying issue is the WD Passport support, or should I say lack thereof. While they advertise that you can edit directly from the drive and it'll only download the necessary footage, in practice the connection is so slow that its completely unuable. Not sure if this is an issue with the drive or LumaFusion. As such I've resorted back to just copying footage from the drive to a PNY lightning/USB flash drive then copying from there to my iPad. It's time consuming but it works and once the footage is on the iPad I can edit like normal without waiting for it to buffer. In the end I'm giving up on trying to travel light and still get edits done on the road and will be packing my laptop from now on so I can use a real video editor and save my sanity at the expense of my back. Bon Voyage.
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2 years ago, Boondockin Ron
Top Drawer App
I always wanted Final Cut Pro. But never got it for my MacBooks. In 2019 I bought my first Iphone. Looking for the best video editing app, LumaFusion keep showing up. After doing much research on it, I finally put it on my Iphone. Knowing nothing about editing and after watching many how to do videos. In one week I was making videos that were very impressive. Green Screen was a must to have. The ease of using it is also Top Drawer. The only negative thing I can say about LumaFusion is ME. In a very short time you will be making superior quality videos expressing your imagination. And you can do that by using just a few of its many features. Don’t stop there like I did. Keep exploring its many features that will turn any of your photography into blockbuster movies if you want that. The only limit to LumaFusion, in my opinion, is you the user. Again. Knowing nothing about editing when I installed LumaFusion on my phone. I now say I am ready for the the big time. But am content with what I use it for now Ron in Los Angeles
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9 months ago, Blaze600
Slow Export with Stabilizer
This app is fantastic in all that it does but the one feature that I use all the time in any video editing software is the stabilization feature. For some reason the stabilization when applied within this piece of software causes the video preview frame rate to drop significantly. Then when I go to export the video with the stabilization applied, the final export time takes a VERY long time for a roughly 6 minute video. When I turn the stabilizer off, the export time speeds up exponentially. I am not sure if all of this is by design or if it is a limitation of the iPhone hardware OR if it is an issue with the program It’s self. I first tried all of this on my iPhone 13 Pro then tried it on the new iPhone 15 Pro and the results are the exact same on both, stuttering video preview and very slow exports with the stabilization active. I know that export times won’t be anything close to that of my MacBook Pro but it still seems quite slow for the duration of video that I am working with in this case. Could one of the developers chime in on this by chance and give me some insight as to what might be going on?
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6 years ago, Debohf
Lost files
On an iPhone, I took 6 videos. I brought all of them into my first LumaFusion project. I started the project and moved two of them to the video timeline. The iPhone was too small a platform to work on. Then I downloaded the app to my iPad with older iOS. My iOS was outdated. So then I bought a new iPad, with iOS 11.2.6 and downloaded my data from the cloud. When I downloaded the app to the new iPad, the 2 videos that I had added to the original video timeline when the project was on my iPhone were still in my photo/video folder, but the other videos were no where to be found! They were not on my iPhone nor in the cloud. Believe me, I checked multiple times! I lost hours of video time. I read after that there is the ability to delete material on your account from LumaFusion, but I don’t know how I did. If they were deleted via the app there should be a huge warning explaining what’s happening. I don’t remember doing anything that would have deleted any videos. I hardly did anything, given I could hardly work the app on the iPhone’s small screen. Anyone else seen this behavior? I like the functionality, but at this point, I’ll only use it after I back up my data separately before dragging any files into LF.
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1 year ago, 100%wpcu user
Amazing app great results two small gripes
I have been using this app for a few years mainly to edit social media stuff but I have edited short films in the past. It’s app absolutely amazing. It allows me to do high-quality edits on the go and basically anywhere. The ability to edit from a drive only intensifies how great this app is. Right now we are limited to six video tracks and six audio tracks. This is where the two things I would change comes into play. I do not mind being limited to six video tracks. However, I would love to have the ability to compound clips onto one video tracks. Secondly, and more important in my opinion, I would ask if we can have more audio tracks. Other than that, it’s one of the most amazing apps and impressive apps I have used. And with the M2 chip there should be more options to upgrade this app. Luma fusion now has competition now that Davinci resolve is on the iPad. I’m not sure what Davinci resolve offers as I have not installed it yet, but it will be competition to say the least.
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3 years ago, The Foog
Much more than iMovie
Easy to use and, only if you want, lots more. This video editor for iPad has all the complexity you might want. It also keeps the simple features simple. That’s the bottom line of this review—once I realized the basic features were easy to use, I abandoned the stock iMovie for iPad. This is a hobbyist’s review. I do no professional video work, but I spend much time on home videos. Apple’s iMovie app is wonderful for most home video editing projects, until more is needed. My first “need”, I thought at the time, was for more visual effects. Those were fun to play with in Luma Fusion, but my real need came later. My spouse and I both took iPhone videos of our child’s marching band. We had differing view points in the stadium—very nice inputs for a final product. Combining them, and keeping both video inputs precisely in sync with the band’s clear sound beats, can be challenging. I succeeded in iMovie, but inserting and removing material ruined the synchronization. The iMovie project was very painful to get right. Some time later, with similar inputs, I used Luma Fusion. It provides genuine multiple video tracks, tied reliably to the base video and soundtrack. All the editing/keeping-sync problems went away. That was my real need for a more sophisticated video editor. And yet, despite all the advanced features, the most common editing remains as easy as iMovie. That’s why I switched to Luma Fusion—easy to use and, only if you want, lots more.
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5 years ago, MJT Free Time YT
Great Video Editing App! Just one thing missing...
First of all, if you’re someone new to video editing, I gotta say, this app is great and straight forward with many things to explore. For everyone like me, who comes from Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro this is the best I’ve seen out there similar to those two power houses. Sure, this can’t beat those two, but for the price you get a lot that you get from AE and PR. I make edits as a hobby using AE, of animes, etc. So the one thing I’m used to using and love to do is have key frame transitions. I know that we have them here, but the one thing lacking is graphs. I typically use the graphs to make the transition, for example zoom in, go fast at the point I’d like to zoom in rather than it be at the same speed zooming in the entire transitions, as it does not look fast and keep the beat of the song up. Over all though, great app if you’re not in my place and are just looking for a good overall video editor that does most of everything you want it to do without the through the roof prices of other software out there. Hope this helps anyone who’s looking into this! 👌🏻
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6 years ago, YouCrazyPug
Great app but 1 thing I need
I love this App and use it all the time for editing simple videos I record with my iPhone 7 Red. It’s great for tweaking simple things like endings, or cutting parts out, etc. Also useful for more complicated videos when needed. I used pinnacle pro before and loved it and this app certainly improved upon it. The 4K support is awesome but if you have a long video can take time to load and everything will move much slower. A minor detail not applying to my needs very often. One of the stand outs among others is the incredible audio features. I won’t go into detail but it’s pretty extensive and feature full allowing you to adjust even the most minor audio details. In closing and to reference my title , a surprising feature that is lacking is a simple reverb preset. When looking at all of the audio presets offered, not having a reverb seems silly. People are more familiar with Reverb then most other audio terms and is the most useful and easily applied. Having more in depth presets like Bandpass Filter, N-Band EQ, etc is great but I mean come on dude where’s the Reverb. That is all.
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3 years ago, Ivan Machiz
Responsive company, powerful program
Luma-Fusion is great and continues to grow in its capabilities. I appreciate that the company listens to it’s users. I have given, and received feedback regarding the capabilities and limitations of the app. I edit on a 2020 iPad Pro 12.9 and on an iPhone 6s Max for professional (Paid) and hobby (family/friends) video. Power in my pocket, power on my desktop, I am very happy with the app. There are many things I would like to see added to bring up to speed with Adobe Premier Pro on a full on desktop, or with Good old AVID, but considering the platform, and the price, this is remarkable for an editor. Update: I have been editing more complicated work for more demanding clients and for my own enjoyment lately. Yes, LumaFusion is fun to use! The tutorials are fantastic and have gotten me out of some jams. I continue to be impressed with LumaFusion’s response to my technical questions when all else fails me. It has happened more than once.
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6 years ago, Alibaba0880
Glitch Ruined Hours of Work
This is a well designed app, and may deserve 5 stars in the future. However I have been experiencing multiple media issues and errors. For example it may say “missing media, reimport the file”. The file is indeed there, playable, workable, but upon exporting an error is experienced. Optimize and consolidate does not always fix it. I can not simply re-edit this one media file, as I have spent hours on it. For the media to work in the project and then suddenly not upon export is infuriating. Is it corrupt or not? If so, perhaps let me know before I spend 6 hours working with a playable media file that is not “missing”, and very much so exists on the app. And I’m not about to upload 8 gigs to my photos every 10 minutes just to see if something magically became corrupted. I’ve dealt with it multiple times beforehand, but I just lost too much work to be content with this app currently. Update: even after deleting the media file and reimporting it upon export I got the same error. Please let me know how to fix so I can continue to use this app. Until then I’ll use something else that works. Update: why can’t I delete a folder??? I have too many files to delete individually and optimizing reimported them all. Please help.
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1 year ago, munchero ryan
App for Getting Videos Done
Can you make the file manager a popup instead of a docked panel? This app is impressive. They have streamlined the workflow to the point where I prefer using this app over most desktop software. In fact, I use this to arrange music too (astonishingly it has AUv3 support!). These guys have continually poured work into this app. It’s also got one of the more sane file managers I’ve seen in an app. It’s got excellent export options. I’ve edited videos of I think an hour in length with it, no problem. The suite of effects is really impressive and you can do all kinds of compositing with it too, such as chroma key/green screen and blending modes. It supports transparency in video and has full titling capabilities. The only thing it doesn’t have is ease functions (ease in, ease out type motion smoothing) which I sort of found surprising given how much they have added. It would just make it perfect. Thanks for the work that goes into this.
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6 years ago, TussalDragon344
Pay once, use forever!
Luma Fusion is worth more than its price tag; it competes well against the likes of Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas with its simplicity and efficiency. However, it lacks some (most used/ popular) effects that you may find the former having plenty of (both visual and audio). That doesn’t mean that it isn't worth the trouble; the precision, the control, the friendly UI and the overall organized file distribution, you can’t go wrong there. It supports your everyday file formats and it can export your “movie” faster than Sony Vegas Pro, yet when it comes to editing, there are a few bugs (unfixed...?) and minor problems that may be annoying; - audio (only audio, not audio from video) can be off sync, when the file itself is 100% intact (this happens after scrolling forwards in the editing section) - preview may lag if you scroll through the editing fast and do a forceful stop to play a part of the video - it takes quite a bit to wait for the lag to go away - if the preview is played after these previous 2 events occur, the editing won’t scroll with the preview and when paused, will pause off sync to the preview (this is very complicated to explain...) - the audio waveforms (the white spikes that represent audio) aren’t precise; editing may be a bit difficult since it can be hard to do an exact cut + the audio being off sync Hope these issues get dealt with as soon as the devs read this. Thank you anyway!
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7 months ago, c41pixel
Thank you and a few requests
1) I just paid for your new multicam addon, even though I don’t think I’ll ever use it except to sync externally recorded audio. I did it to support you. Please, keep it up and don’t go rental model. I don’t mind paying for addons every now and then to keep your programmers afloat. 2) Please let me select multiple clips and add transitions for all of them at the same time. Not letting me do this goes against your moto (i.e. it becomes boring and repetitive otherwise). 3) Thanks for the histograms, I appreciate you introduced those, but they are not that useful without more powerful color correction tools. By this I mean color vs. brightness, color vs saturation, etc. 2d histograms where you can use an eye dropper to define a color range to modify within it like Davinci Resolve does. Of couse, you can choose to do it another way, but please, provide a more powerful set of color tools. 4) How about a white balance slider? 5) How about dehaze and texture filters? 6) I want to be able to color correct clips to match for example the sky in each. As an example, I may have one that is log and needs a lut, the other may be regular 10 bit rec709, another may be an hlg clip another D-cinelike; all dropped on the same hlg timeline. For this I would like to put two clips side by side and would like better color tools. No matter what, thank you and keep it up!
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2 years ago, Y2Kbotz
Used to be Great, until Version 3 Came Out
I used to love Lumafusion. It was powerful enough that I could make really pro-level videos (sometimes up to 40 minutes long) without any problem. Then version 3 came out last year, and the app has been a buggy, unstable mess ever since then. It can barely handle small videos with constant lagging inputs, visual bugs, and occasional crashes. It’s an awful experience, and considering it worked great prior to this I don’t fully understand what this update was supposed to achieve or why the app is still, one year later, barely functional. The last straw for me came minutes ago, when I tried to load up a video I’d been working on for a couple of months and the app bricked my iPad. Like, completely killed it. I can’t even shut my iPad down to reset it. It’s stuck on the Lumafusion load screen, completely unresponsive. Considering my iPad worked completely fine ten minutes ago, I’m assuming it’s this godforsaken app. I would give this review for the iPad version of the app, but I can’t because this app is crashing so badly that I literally can’t use it.
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2 years ago, Mattguitar
Just a DIY Musician trying to put picture to the music.
To preface this, I just want to say I am no pro video editor. My strength lies in music, and as someone just looking for some pro quality functionality that allows me to do more than iMovie without lopping a hand off at the wrist for a big budget video editing software, LumaFusion checks all the boxes for me. I can choose aspect ratios, rearrange clips and stack them, choose the duration of audio and video, photos, GIFs, what have you. Importing is immensely simple. Every file I have tried to import always has a “share to LumaFusion” button. Easy to understand, and let’s not mention the included tutorial videos and PDF which is masterfully explained. Perhaps my amateur nature at this field of media is what allows me to see no flaws in this software- I’ll leave that level of critique to the pros. But for this musician- 10/10. Bravo. Exactly what I was looking for.
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1 year ago, DannyGarcia2
Some crucial bugs that need to be fixed.
I decided to use Lumafusion as my main editor program a few years ago. But there still some annoying bugs that need some attention: 1. Audio wont instantly play for a few microseconds when editing. (Those details are very important to synchronize some audio effects on your project.) It is annoying and after many times I don’t noticed those microseconds errors after rendering the project. That isn’t very productive. 2. Rendering portrait sometimes just stretch the video widely. And it happens randomly, even many times after continues trying. (I noticed that it happens with 1080xx (iPhone preview) and sometimes with 4k. It happens less with 2k resolution. 3. Missing audio after rendering. Several times, I have render my projects and noticed missing audio effects, voice or even music. There are many others bugs, but can’t remember them at this moment. 4. Off-synced audio tracks after rendering.
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4 years ago, ssb540
Great program. Offensive customer support.
I’m a full time videographer who mostly uses FCPX but purchased Lumafusion for simple edits on the go. I emailed customer support asking if FCPX project compatibility will be available in the near future. Their customer service responded quickly with a nice and professional email saying yes it will be a feature available soon but will be an additional $20 fee and will not be covered under the standard free updates. I was disappointed that they chose to make this a paywall locked feature instead of including it in their software update but they’re allowed to do that. I just responded explaining I purchased this software under the impression these features will be included so unfortunately I won’t be purchasing this $20 update for my own personal use. They told me $20 is fine if I have “quite a bit of money” invested into my video editing capability. So I guess this software is only for professionals with “quite a bit of money”..
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2 years ago, Phantom4333
VERY Good Editor, but…
I’ve been using this app to edit my videos (and I’ve edited a lot) for a little over a year now, and I love it. Very easy to understand and it won’t take you long at all to learn all of its features. That being said, recently I’ve been running into an issue trying to render my videos. For some reason, every time I try to export my project it pulls up an error message, and I have to do the “alternate export” methods, and this has only been happening for these past few weeks for some reason. While it does seem to resolve the issue and I can export it, its been messing up the audio in my videos and makes it get REALLY loud and bassy at random times, and then will go back to normal, and it keeps happening over and over again throughout the video. Needs to be updated! I’ve done the methods where I’ve restarted my iPad and whatnot, but doesn’t help with this issue. I hope this will get fixed soon because I love using Luma Fusion! 🙏
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6 years ago, Geezaluis
Solid editing app
I’ve been using this video editing app for about a year now and have been very happy with it! I purchased and use at least three other apps before using this one and definitely think it was worth the money. There were a couple of times where I had some issues with the app but it was with some complicated files and I contacted the developer and they help walk me through the issues. I really hope that they add a couple of features in the future additions. The two I would like to see first would be a stabilization effect and a chromakey effect. It does take a little while to learn how to use this app so don’t think you can buy it and then just magically be able to edit videos. Take the time to learn how to use it and the workflow and that time spent will be well invested. There are a few instances while using the app that you might feel like you’re stuck on a screen. You just don’t know where to click to get back to where you were. In those situations it seems like you need to just click on whatever text is on the screen and then you’ll maybe end up where you want to be. I’d like to finish this review was saying that that iMovie mobile is the worst video app I used of all the ones I tried. Also, I’d recommend getting a phone gimbal and a wide angle lens for shooting your videos on your phone. I hope this helps. Aloha!
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4 years ago, jpm6078
Excellent Program - Keep Going!
I have been doing videography and video editing for over 35 years and postproduction work is a significant part of any project. This app is truly awesome using with the new iPad Pro 2020. I use it exclusively for Livestream posts that need some tweaking and for non-intensive graphics projects However, I haven’t used it for that long but it does have some significant higher end capabilities. I hate giving away trade secrets on programs I use but this is a game changer for any producers using the latest iPad Pro 2020. There are still a lot of creative capabilities that I haven’t even had to use at this point. I have tried and used multiple other iOS video editing software. There are a couple that I use for certain capabilitiesAnd then I’ll import that segment into this app. So far, I have not found any other that will fill 80% of my needs like LumaFusion.
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4 years ago, Mikeyboards
Exceptional App, Functionality, Documentation & Support
This app does so much, and for a much lower price than one would expect (especially in comparison to other products). Great reference guide & videos for learning. You’ll definitely want to absorb some of that guidance before trying a project, or you won’t know what to do, looking at the screen. But once you read or watch the basic parts, it makes perfect sense. It also helps that within any of the screens, you can press on the settings and/or “?” icon, and it will label all the items/functions showing on the screen. Also, it’s easy to get to the Reference Guide via the Settings button. I’m so impressed by the support; really knowledgable and helpful people, often going above and beyond (and giving very comprehensive answers, and never making you feel dumb). I love that I can purchase this app for a one-time price, without a subscription, and with almost everything included. (There are some options for in-app purchases, but I think that’s just for 3rd party stuff.) I’ve only had this for a short time, and my experience with creating and editing films is limited, yet I was able to create, edit & export a project even before I thought I’d put in enough study to pull it off. (It was easy to refer to the Reference Guide as needed.) I highly recommend!!
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5 years ago, Ethan Cheatwood
Add Color Curves and Masking
Color Grading: I the fact that this app is very versatile. However i feel like i spent $20 on an app that does that same stuff iMovie does. If i’m editing on a plane and i don’t have my Mac, it’s annoying not to be able to properly color grade things. It will either have too much contrast or there’s just no way to get a Horror movie Color grade without it being too dark. Masking Tools: It is so annoying when i cannot Mask out shapes of people. i can only crop the video and not cut around the actor frame by frame. If i could do this; i could film this such as wire removal. It would make my job a lot easier. I love this app, but it’s hard to edit complicated projects without getting frustrated. If i don’t have my computer, i cannot do anything else but leave it the way it is. Add 3D Layers: If you can somehow put in 3D layers, i love you. Having 3D layers and Masking would make it more like After Effects.
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5 years ago, brillvinnie
Switched over from Final Cut Pro
Most of my work is doing rough cut editing from short films to fashion events. I have managed to do everything I can do in Final Cut with Lumafusion having only one exception, the ability to have overlays or screening clips with clips on one another. Specifically for transitions. But other than that it’s perfection. I can run it directly from my iPhone and mirror it to my appleTV and work remotely from anywhere around the world from my phone. All of my files can be easily viewed and imported from Google drive. When I’m finished with the edit I can archive it with the entire clips or just the edits directly back into google drive. Using this app/program has entirely changed my workflow and has made working feel more like a video game over actual work effectively changing how I see my art. I am ready to work anywhere from my phone without having to lug around a laptop or tablet everywhere.
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7 months ago, JPey2
Please consider this app
This app is very clearly a work of great passion. It’s so feature rich and just all around such a useful piece of kit. But working well and having features is the bar to entry and many other apps do video editing well. I will always recommend this app to anyone I know looking for one reason only, the pricing model. No one is happy to pay more subscriptions. There are too many and subscription fatigue is real. I feel the Luma team has struck the right balance in the way they are pricing the app. More features are great and developers need to be compensated. I am happy to support the app on my terms and value proposition to me. Adding new features as in app purchases is fantastic. I can decide if my workflow benefits and make the purchase. I also think this creates incentive to keep pushing the app forward vs resting on laurels. I buy all the in app purchases just to support your model, because I want to see it succeed. If it went the other way, and there was a subscription, well I’d have to compare you to all the other subscription services, and to be clear the distinction and unique value add rapidly evaporate at that point. I’m glad Luma is here, and is a positive force in the Apple, marketplace and creator ecosystem and will enthusiastically advocate for them among my peers solely on the premise of no subscriptions.
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3 years ago, Hobes312
Best Mobile Video Editor
LumaFusion goes beyond any other Mobile video app I have either used or heard of. I think what makes this app better than other mobile video editors, is its ability to give the user so much creativity with little restrictions. I love the key-framing ability and even though the masking is limited to a rectangle/square, the app still allows you to use your creativity and get around that limitation. Although I do suggest working on a masking tool to make LumaFusion even better. Lastly a camera movement tracker would be awesome, I think if the app had a masking tool, and a camera movement/object tracker, the app would be complete and dominate over all mobile video editors for A Long Long Time. As a programmer though I understand that creating such things takes time and is not easy, so for now, LumaFusion is and remains the best. —-“motion tracker would be great”.
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3 years ago, Drundax
So many bugs.
Why continue to add new features when old features are not fully developed. I continue to attempt to edit voice on here and constantly it will skip back to an edit once another one is made. So essentially every time I cut a clip it jumps back to the same place for absolutely no reason. If you want to use a plug-in then it automatically removes any panning you may have done and can entirely silence the audio. The GUI for an iPhone has made landscape mode almost unviewable if held in portrait mode. It defaults to an iPhone specific aspect ratio but I can’t make my own default so I have to switch it every single time. Transitions have never been updated since day one even when their whole selection of effects could be made into stock and standard transitions. The High Pass filter only reduces by about 50% of what it states when compared to PC based DAWs. I want to love this APP and keep using it but it is becoming very challenges to find reasons to use it first anymore.
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4 years ago, Ramephius
Short and sweet: this is the best video editing app out there, end of story. Basically mini Final Cut Pro but on the go. I never knew my iPhone 7 had so much processing power!!! Best $20 ever spent! Cheers to developers like this who are in tune with their base and work relentlessly to keep improving an already amazing app! UPDATE: Still the best app I have ever owned and the only one I have written a review for. I have it now on my iPad Pro and boy oh boy does it FLY through 160mbps footage! More than half of my projects are on Luma now instead of FCPX. I have recommended this app to dozens of friends who all love it. IT JUST WORKS. I would love to meet the developers because they just NAILED it!! I would pay easily $100 for this app. UPDATE 2: version 2.3 just dropped and oh my is LF better than ever now, I feel wrong having only paid $20 for it 2 years ago because it adds so much value to my workflow. Get this app.
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4 years ago, Jksoren82
The only useful video editing app I’m aware of
There are a lot of video editing apps on iOS, but this is the only one that actually allows me to produce a complex, polished product from start to finish on just my iPad Pro. In recent times it’s performance has really improved, and as I’ve grown along with the app I’ve learned ways to avoid technical problems that prevented me from exporting projects in the past. I think this app is more reliable than ever, and it was always reliable enough in the past. If you do professional video and have an iPad Pro then lumafusion is a must have app. Indeed, because of both Luma fusion and procreate, I consider the iPad Pro a must have tool for creators. These two programs in conjunction are simply immensely powerful. Also, Luma fusion technical support is outstanding....they aware of all potential issues and will help you work through them systematically.
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6 years ago, PhillyTG
Finally, a pro video editor for the iPad!
I was a Pinnacle Pro user who was always disappointed by it’s limitations. I’m happy to say that LumaFusion makes up for every Pinnacle Pro deficiency. The ability to have 3 video and audio tracks is HUGE and the level of control you can natively exert to both he video and audio is impressive. The key-framing capabilities are particularly useful and something lacking in most iOS video editing programs. The StoryBlocks integration is another killer feature. The free offerings are more than enough for most, but I’m a subscriber and their prices are low, so this is icing on the cake. I’ve completed a personal and professional project so far on my 12.9” iPad Pro (original) and haven’t experienced any slow-down whatsoever. I’m a pretty demanding user, being accustomed to Premiere Pro and Avid, but this is a legit professional mobile video editing suite. Well done, Luma Touch.
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4 years ago, RPJ Kingdom
Kind of, sort of, almost, but not quite....
This is an excellent video editing application. It is extremely easy to use. I had it figured with VERY little tutorial. Granted, I came into it as an immensely knowledgeable intermediate, but I believe that a novice could do close to expert work with this application. HOWEVER, what This program has in capability, it lacks in variety. It has tools that are very intuitive and easy to understand but limited in its selection. For example, it’s easy to find transitions, but there aren’t very many. It’s a good thing that there are other applications capable of creating LUT’s because there aren’t many. Now, there ARE a lot of fonts. But there are not a lot of effect selections. It’s like it’s kind of good, sort of good, almost good, but not quite good. My name is Rush Little III, and I approve this message.
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5 years ago, highwaychic49
This app is great however I have noticed some strange glitches. Like when I edit a clip on the timeline it shows part of the clip still there, even though its not. And all of my video in the preview window is either upside down or sideways and cropped weird but is normal when I bring it down to the timeline... which makes it hard to edit. I also feel like the controls are not very intuitive (can’t copy and paste clips to duplicate or command+c anything really). It took me a while to figure out how to copy attributes between clips (have to hit the clip button at the bottom which was a bit confusing) And hitting delete when a clip is selected on the timeline doesn’t do anything.... you have to touch the trash can. Although I like that I can still use I, O and W. But as far as editing on the iPad goes, its pretty robust. Way more features than iMovie or any other editing app I’ve tried. It’s a pretty decent way to edit on the iPad. Hoping for an update to fix the glitches though!
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5 years ago, Mendo Dave
The more I use this the more I like it!
Like the title says, I keep liking this more and more. Previously I had been using iMovie on a 2 core Mac Mini which worked fine until it was time to “compile” the movie. It takes about 40 minutes to “compile” a 7ish minute movie on that thing. The other drawback was that It wasn’t very mobile. With an iPad, Luma Fusion, and a little learning I can almost unbelievably do the same tasks that I could on the Mac just about anywhere. I feel that this is a much better setup overall and the app is only $20 which I don’t think is enough, but they have an in app purchase of $10 a month or (I think) $70 a year for royalty free music, backgrounds, stock footage and some other stuff that seems well worth the price, especially when you consider the convenience of it being right there in the app.
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5 years ago, AlaninPana
Great Editor, and Infuriating
I bought this app because of the incredible potential, and because for editing it’s amazing compared to other phone video editors. But it has some infuriating, and needlessly complicating things that make no sense. Why is it so incredibly difficult to delete files? It takes up half the space on my phone, and no matter what I delete, what projects I clear, even using the “clean up” tool, it keeps taking up the same dozens of gigs. I have to spend hours on forums (which I shouldn’t have to do for something that should be so simple), and everyone else seems to be as confused as me. People give suggestions that don’t work. There is no reason at all why this hasn’t been fixed, or why it is so complicated. For me, I’ve been using this app for a couple months now, pretty much every day, and still the only way to clear the space is to totally delete the app and re-download it. If they fixed this, it would be awesome!
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4 years ago, KevDix
Luma Fusion
Great program. Very capable. My primary use is to be able to do that first cut while I'm still in the field and the project is fresh in my mind. The program allows me to rough out a draft before moving it to my main computer and software for finishing. With this product I have a high quality production and post-production studio in a bag. I would recommend a couple of changes for the export. For the dialogue box that indicates the project is being written, I would have the name of the project there instead of just the files being processed. And I would also move up the step as to where the project is being saved so as to ensure it is going to the desired location before clicking the icon that starts the packaging process. Other than that, I'm very satisfied with the program.
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2 years ago, stefpix
Always improving, great editing app.
I bought LumaFusion a year ago.. I used it on my basic iPad. I loved the software, but the lightning port was making the transfer of video files really impractical. I got the latest iPad mini with usb c port. Now LumaFusion works as it should. If you are familiar with Final Cut Pro, this works in a similar way. Actually I like better how LumaFusion can paste adjustments on multiple clips at once, replacing the prior corrections, unlike FCPX. I can send edits to Final Cut, as an xml file, with the media (it is a paid additional feature). So far so good. The iPad mini is very portable and fast. The screen is a bit small, I wish the fonts in LumaFusion were a bit larger. Now I can edit also with media stored directly on an external SSD. I wish LumaFusion had better file management, like revealing in which folders a clip on the timeline resides. There are sometimes some issues with compatibility of an exported video to a folder when uploaded on instagram. But if I export to Apple Photos app, and then to instagram, it works fine. Apple Files app does not show the file extension, so it may be a bit of a hassle to tell the video from the photo files when selecting what to import. In any case, great software.
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4 years ago, Ceyveron
Almost Perfect
If iMovie hadn’t been dumbed down for smartphones, I would never have had a reason to search for this app. It is expensive as far as apps, but as the best video editor, fully featured and fast, it’s worth it. I deleted iMovie and see no reason to ever go back. From multi-track, nonlinear editing of video layers and audio layers independently, to easy animation of every video parameter similar to Adobe Premiere, the fact this app does all that with my 4K 150mbps H265 video on my iPhone 7+ without blinking blows my mind. The interface could be more streamlined and intuitive. You will need to watch their tutorials. In doing so, though, the phenomenal power of this editor will be obvious. Compared to other creative video apps that only work with one layer and charge you ridiculous subscription prices, this app is far superior and far cheaper.
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5 years ago, DurantWVol
Export Issues
I’ve been using LumaFusion for about a year on both the IPad Pro 2nd Gen 512 GB & IPad Pro 3rd Gen 1TB. While the speed, portability and ease of use of the IPad Pro and LumaFusion combo makes for an attractive alternative to my laptop and Adobe software, there are real issues with the reliability of the export function. As long as I am exporting videos shorter than 5m things generally go smoothly whether it’s 1080 or 4K. BUT if I’m attempting something with a longer run time it’s a real crap shoot. I’ve consulted with LumaFusion support and followed their advice but to no avail. Generally once I encounter an export issue I’m forced to delete the project and/or app and start over......... Obviously this is a HUGE issue. If you are producing short clips I recommend LumaFusion for its speed and ease of use. If you intend to produce longer projects then you risk loosing your work.
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6 years ago, LloydChiro
I can’t wait until they work out the export bug.
I created a four minute explainer video with multiple clips in three video tracks. The clips included video from my DSLR, some still pictures with key frame panning, some screen capture recording, and a transparent png overlay with our clinic logo. I also did some color correction to make my white shirt a true white while I was also able to maintain a pleasing warm skin tone. This would not have been possible with iMovie. The problem I had was when I tried to export the rendered video. The render would crash 33% of the way through until I had to delete clips and replace them with multiple renders in a time-wasting process of trial and error. It ultimately came down to one of my screen grab videos that I applied a speed change to, to slow it down. I unapplied the speed change, and it still crashed. I deleted the short clip, and it finally worked. Ultimately I’m upset that I had to spend so much time troubleshooting the bug, and I had to compromise my creative vision with the end product by deleting the clip. I’m not completely upset. I come from an era of using Sony Vegas, where you had a lot of flexibility, but it crashed all the time. I have more faith in the Luma developers to get things fixed.
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5 years ago, Murder death kill
The best video editor, but
I’ve used a lot of apps throughout the years to edit my videos. I have been using LumaFusion for about 2 weeks and am blown away. The almost limitless features are taking my videos to another level. It is a very powerful app. I love everything about it. BUT... for whatever Reason, when I try to export my project to my camera roll, LumaFusion freezes. I can export it to my drop box with no problem. The hassle is then exporting it from Dropbox to my camera roll. It started happening after I started adding more effects to my videos. The first few test video had no issue going to my camera roll. The app is designed for iPhone. It shouldn’t have this issue. Even though this issue is annoying, I would still recommend this app to anyone who wants a top quality video editor.
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5 months ago, Mes 2 BC
Honestly, fluent app for editing.
The plugin compatibility is very nice. And it’s use is very easy and efficient when you get used to the learning curve. But with the app still crashing on occasions doesn’t really fit the $20 price tag. Most of these crashes come from basic editing and the crashes seem to happen during the preview playing and/or ending. Same thing applies when I add a plugin. AUv3 could need a little more work to be intuitive, but the software without the add-ons being a one-time purchase makes it better than finite-amount of time subscription services that contain ads most of the time. Consider fixing crashes with AUv3 and the preview playback and I’ll connect with this program a little more well.
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3 years ago, iSayHowItIs
App is not smooth
I'm on an iPad Pro 10.5 inch from 2017 Every other video editing app is flawless with no delay, but LumaFusion makes it nearly impossible to make a proper edit on time with the music. When you press play there's an almost second delay. And on top of that if you're trying to time it to the beats on the fly it is impossible bc when you press play sometimes the video plays but the audio is cut out for that same Almost a second. I thought it could be my iPad but I got the free VN video editor and it was BUTTERY smooth, so it's clearly something you guys are doing. Also I can't believe there's no automation?????? Second I opened up VN it has speed ramping and you can move text around the video perfectly. This app is just wayyyy to slow and I see now that only people who do simple videos can use this. I need intricate, I need simple yet complex. I want to find something good about this app but I regret buying it. I used to think iMovie was garbage, iMovie is miles better...
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10 months ago, Josh_Joshmeme
Nice app, missing a key feature
It’s impressive that can put some nice videos together on my iPad. I like the app overall and I was happy to make the purchase. It could really use HSL though. The only way I can find that have been able to adjust individual color ranges is to use another app to create a LUT for it. It’s very time consuming. I feel like HSL is pretty standard in editing and was surprised that LumaFusion doesn’t have it. The color sliders it does have affect the color of the whole image and are fairly useless. I need to be able to, for example, adjust the saturation and hue of greenery and I can’t do that directly with the tools in LumaFusion. I’ve seen some crazy involved stuff with keys and blend modes but couldn’t figure them out and it’s just nuts to have to work so hard to desaturate green in my video.
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5 years ago, Mister Jingles
Keeps pausing the video I’m working on
LumaFusion keeps updating the app and making it worse and worse. I paid $20 for the app, and it was amazing when I first got it. It was so easy to zoom in and out of videos. The timeline for the blue dots when I was to zoom in and out in certain sections of a clip. Now they have the whole image in the timeline instead of just the blue dots so it makes it a little difficult. Not as easy now. Please stop updating the app in these ways. It’s not needed. It was fine how it was. Also it keeps either keeps crashing or keeps pausing the video on me and once it pauses the video it takes a bit to get it to actually play my video so I can keep editing it. I can close out of it 3-4 times and it still won’t play. It’ll still stay paused. It takes time for it to play regularly again. Please fix your app. There’s not many mobile apps to choose from for video editing.
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3 years ago, EPFP784
Powerful video editor, just one suggestion
I’ve been using LumaFusion since December 2020. It was a little confusing at first, but months later I’ve already gotten used to the keyboard shortcuts, user interface, and the features it comes with. From adding multiple keys to exporting in high resolutions and adding multiple layers, It’s actually very excellent. But I have just one suggestion: can you add support for mouse, because me and probably some other people who own iPad Pro or iPad Air and Magic Keyboard/mouse/other branded keyboard with trackpad have gotten used to using a cursor on screen, so scan you add full support for trackpads and mouse. Overall, It’s a great app. P.S: Also there are a few bugs that have playback issuses. Can you fix that? Thanks! :)
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2 years ago, paarth34
Auv3 plug-ins repeatedly crashing and not coming back! Help!
Every time I use my noise-suppression plugin, Brusfri, and when I use my de-esser plugin, DeEsserFX, they crash, and do not fix themselves. I have tried force-quitting and restarting LumaFusion, powering off, waiting, and then restarting my iPad, and I have tried making duplicates of the project file. Nothing works, at-least not permanently. Anything that does appear to work only fixes the problem for a few seconds, then the plugins go back to being dead and non-functional. This is not the fault of the plugins because they work flawlessly in the DAW I use, Cubasis 3. Please fix this problem ASAP; my project depends on it, and is due in just 3 days. I would also love to have full-track audio editing, so that I did not have to have a separate instance of a plugin running for each video clip, especially in projects with a lot of micro-cuts, leading to many, many individual clips.
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4 years ago, MaybeTinEar
Editing Needs improvement
You can’t select multiple clips in the timeline. For example, to move them. how horrible this is, you have no idea, but trust me, this is lame. You can’t scrub to adjust what portion a clip is showing (ie keeping the in and out points fixed). You can’t have a clip adjust speed to fit the space you’re trimming to (in audio editing apps it’s typical to be able to put a clip in time stretch mode, so the audio fills or shrinks to fit the spot, it makes sense to do this with video too) Search is horrendous, it can’t even search the current folder of a usb stick, so you’ll be using the Apple Files app a ton. Lumafusion should offer a mixdown workflow, so you could work nondestructively, but with effectively more tracks, an infinite number, obviously. Basically, have those excess tracks be other projects, and if you need to edit them, have the project load for work, then return you when done. You can do this manually, but it should be part of the interface. Like say you want 9 clips on screen at once, easy enough, you have a project for 4 of them, export it, import it into the main project, add it to 5, so it takes up your 6, but one of them is really 4. But it should be integrated into the interface.
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6 years ago, Nasr22
This app is incredibly impressive. Very powerful so far, and has a lot of amazing features that just cannot be found on most iOS apps. It has the closest feel to editing videos on a proper computer which is amazing. Unfortunately, I did not realize that this app did not have support for importing Live Photo’s from the camera roll which is a very big issue as I rely heavily on Live Photo’s for video clips when editing travel videos. Usually on my desktop when I import the live photos a .mov of the file is present with the .jpeg. There are some apps out there (like Quik) that allow importing photos as Live Photo’s but those apps are very very limiting in what they can actually do and do not come remotely close to the power of Luma Fusion. If we can see an update roll out that can add Live Photo support then this would be a 5 star app and possibly the greatest iOS app on the market currently.
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4 years ago, lilSpuffy
Good APP w/ BAD updates
This Video editing "app" has been my main editor for 3 years now, before Luma Fusion I even used their previous software Pinnacle Studio. Now I really do enjoy this software bringing computer grade editing onto the iphone basically. Making it an all in one, but I do expect a $30 app to be high quality given the average ios App is .99¢ or free. My main gripe is there aren't many bug fixes, only major updates, and by major updates I mean updates that add major bugs with some minor new features, and also remove other features I've grown accustom to. The latest one being tapping on a file in the timeline selects it tapping on it again goes to the beginning. This was completely removed which makes me have to relearn a portion of the software. Also the bugs make somethings impossible without learning work arounds for them. Sometimes I feel the developers don't actually have testers to give feedback.
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