LumaFusion video editor on Android likely won’t be exclusive to the Galaxy Tab S8
One of the big announcements during the Samsung Galaxy S22 launch event was that the new tablets, the Galaxy Tab S8 line, would get LumaFusion, a popular video editing app that was previously only available on iPad.
That’s great news for Android tablet fans, as it could signal the beginning of the end of the iPad app advantage, but it turns out that Samsung’s new tablets might not be the only members of the Android ecosystem to benefit from the video editing application.
Chris Demeris and Terri Morgan, the co-founders of LumaTouch which makes LumaFusion, provided us with additional information about the app’s upcoming launch on Android devices.
First, as the title of this article and the text above suggest, LumaTouch doesn’t stop with Galaxy tablets. “Our goal is to make LumaFusion available on the widest range of devices possible.”
This rollout won’t be quick, however: “every Android mobile device is different and has different requirements, so there’s no one-size-fits-all approach,” TechRadar said, “we won’t.” [roll out to more devices] until we have thoroughly reviewed and tested these devices – again, it’s all about creating the best possible LumaFusion experience for users and we don’t compromise on that priority.”
LumaFusion currently does not have a release date on Samsung tablets. LumaTouch told us “we are aggressively building toward a 2022 release” and pointed out that beta testing has been ongoing since “fall” 2021, but a rollout to other Android devices could take even longer.
Almost the same app
We also asked if we could expect any differences between the iOS and Android versions of LumaFusion.
“Basic functionality will be the same, but since they are very different operating systems and devices, there will be some limitations, such as supported frame rates, supported media, and the number of tracks available for particular devices.”
This answer makes sense – the world of Android tablets is much larger and more diverse than that of iPads, and developers typically need to tailor their app to every combination of screen size, resolution, RAM, and processor. It is therefore understandable that LumaTouch is currently focusing on a single family of slates.
It won’t be the exact same app at launch: “The Android app will be based on LumaFusion’s v2.4, so it will be slightly behind current iOS 3.0 versions until development catches up.” This version of LumaFusion, released in mid-2021, includes features such as improved video stabilization, direct imports and exports to external drives, and a resizable user interface.
If you’re a LumaFusion veteran on iOS, however, there’s an added bonus for you: “one feature that we think our users will be happy with is the project’s compatibility between Android and iOS versions”, so it looks like it there will be a way to drop files and timelines between tablets.
Finally, we asked how much LumaFusion will cost on Android – it’s currently $29.99 / £25.99 / AU$46.99 on the App Store. LumaTouch couldn’t confirm an exact price, but told us “we expect pricing to be in line with the current price for LumaFusion for iOS.”
LumaFusion remains a vital tool for mobile journalists and filmmakers, as its balance of affordability, portability, and useful features makes it unmatched for people who need an editing station away from a desktop or computer. portable. Now that it’s coming to Android devices, tablets running non-Apple software can be as useful as iPads for on-the-go creativity.