TouchEdit

by Dan Lebental, A.C.E.

"Thor: The Dark World", 2013; "Iron Man", 2008, "Iron Man 2", 2010, "Elf", 2003

TouchEdit is a frame-accurate video editing system for the iPad that uses timecode to export the project to other non-linear systems. To perform edits, users have two monitors—a source and a record monitor—controlled by two corresponding filmstrips. Users control the filmstrips by running their fingers back and forth across them, using gestures

TouchEdit is available now for $24.99


 

News


MARVEL & TouchEdit Future Action Editors Competition

Marvel & TouchEdit are proud to announce Michael Schatz as the winner of the Future Action Editors Competition! He is 26 and he just completed the USC School of Cinematic Arts master's program. In his last 3 years at USC he focused on directing and editing. His short term goal is to start editing features. His long term goal would be to direct a feature script that he wrote. He put the scene together in only one night!

New Features Available!

Titles, Transitions and Audio Scrub are now available! Also added a skin selector to introduce a new iOS7 inspired UI.

Little Frog in High Def
TouchEdit - A First Look


 
 

About the App







What is TouchEdit?

TouchEdit is a frame-accurate video editing system for the iPad that uses timecode to export and import projects to other non-linear systems. An intuitive gesture-based interface lets users cut, move, and merge video files as if they were film.

"It's a mobile solution for an editor working on a full system. Because the interface is so facile and the iPad picture is so brilliant, this has proven very useful to me."
Jay Cassidy (Oscar nominated feature film editor for "Silver Linings Playbook", 2012; also edited Into the Wild, 2007; "An Inconvenient Truth", 2006)

"Since it's initial release, I used the TouchEdit app to cut some scenes on the pilot of the new series "About a boy", based on a Nick Hornby novel and directed by Jon Favreau and a MARVEL STUDIOS superhero short movie "All Hail The King" for "Thor: The Dark World" DVD release."
Dan Lebental, ACE feature film editor ("Thor: The Dark World", 2013; "Iron Man", 2008, "Iron Man 2", 2010, "Elf", 2003)

"The Next Step to the Future", Cinema Editor

"'Iron Man' Editor develops '21st Century Moviola' for the iPad", The Hollywood Reporter

"TouchEdit App Brings Pro Editing to the iPad", Creative Cow

"TouchEdit Will Make You Feel Like A Real Filmmaker", AppAdvice

"Iron Man editor creates the ultimate iPad video editing app", PadGadget

Tech Specs
  • Edits with H.264 up to 1080p, MPEG-4 up to 640 by 480, M-JPEG up to 1280 by 720
  • Eight tracks of Mono or Stereo Sound
  • Can edit with multiple resolutions and frame rates
  • Supports sample rates of 44.1KHz, 48KHz
  • Multiple Projects
  • Accommodates Multiple Sequences in each Projects
  • Scrollable Visual Timeline
  • Smart selection for Video and Audio Tracks
  • Displays Timecode of Clips
  • Titles
  • Transitions
  • Imports Media from iPad Photos, iTunes Sharing or directly from Dropbox
  • Imports Audio from iPad Music
  • Imports FCPXML (compatible with Final Cut X)
  • Includes 60 sample sound fx from Wildfire Post-Production Studios
  • Exports QuickTime Videos to iTunes Sharing
  • Exports FCPXML (compatible with Final Cut X)
  • Uses Touch-Driven Filmstrips to control Source and Record monitors and to perform editing gestures such as Insert Edits and Overwrite
  • Import and Manage Media in Collections (Bins)
  • Preview and Inspect Media
  • Add Edit Button
  • Play/Pause Button and Gesture
  • Full screen Playback
  • Left and Right Scissors buttons to trim head and tail of edits
  • Next Edit and Previous Edit Buttons
  • Parent Gesture for Match-back
  • Open Clip's Collection gesture
  • HDMI Output with full 'client monitoring' for supervised sessions (AV Connection Kit required)
  • Grease Pencil Mode to Mark In and Out Points
  • Multi-Channel Sizable Timeline Display in Portrait
  • Audio Patch-bay and Channel Selector
  • Advanced Trim Functions: Roll and Ripple
  • Lift and Load to Source Monitor
  • Help Screens for all Pages
  • Audio Automation Points
  • Audio Scrubbing
  • Reversible Time-line direction
  • Skins to change the appearance
  • Media Page re-design
  • iOS 7 compatible
  • Bug Fixes
Media Format Support

TouchEdit utilizes the same H.264 and MPEG-4 media that the iPad currently supports. TouchEdit enables the user to edit directly with footage shot on the IPad or imported from other sources.

Mark In and Out Points

Editors can mark in and out points using the “Grease Pencil” feature, allowing for classical “three point editing.”

Import & Export videos

Standard videos (such as those shot with the iPad) and audio can be directly imported from your iPad's photo, and music libraries. For timecoded formats, users can import from iTunes File Sharing or from cloud services such as Dropbox. Exported videos go directly to iTunes or your photo library.

Compatibility

iPad 2 or later required; iOS 7 required.

 
 

About Us


Dan Lebental, A.C.E.

Dan Lebental is a Hollywood professional editor, the founder and the designer of Touchedit. He has been editing feature films for more than twenty years, working with some of Hollywood's top movie studios and directors. His long time collaboration with Jon Favreau has yielded hits such as Elf and the blockbusters Iron Man and Iron Man 2. His versatility across genres includes working on comedies, dramas, thrillers, documentaries, TV projects as represented by more than 20 movies and hundreds of music videos cut over the span of his career.

He recently completed the documentary The Art of Conflict as both Producer and Editor.

Dan Lebental is a member of American Cinema Editors and the Motion Picture Academy of Arts, has lectured on the art of editing at USC and has spoken at various international conferences.

Throughout his career Dan continues to support and mentor students and aspiring beginners taking pleasure in fostering a new generation of editors.

Lumi Docan

Lumi Docan is an ambitious Film/TV entrepreneur with an expanding Hollywood career. She is Dan Lebental’s business partner and the co-founder of Touchedit.

Lumi was part of the team who successfully delivered blockbuster movies for Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, and Walt Disney Studios. Her feature film and TV experience extend from project development to post production, marketing and distribution. Some of the movies she worked on are Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, X-Men 3, Night at the Museum and Hannah Montana The Movie.

She started her TV career over 15 years ago in Europe where she produced news segments as a correspondent for one of the most prestigious European network televisions and continued with her film career in Hollywood. Here she met Dan Lebental where they worked together on Iron Man.

Also, director Jon Favreau gave her a small role on Iron Man 2, playing a Russian newscaster.

Ray McConn

Art Director & User Interface Co-Developer

Dan had asked Ray to migrate his vision of the vintage experience of tactile handling of film as done by the cinematic legends of the 20th century. Ray also works closely with Devin Marra on projects in and outside Hollywood's realm.

Having lengthy graphics experience in the both worlds of Digital Effects and Print media. Ray has worked with Dan Lebental going back to 1995. Visible contributions on: American Pimp, Very Bad Things, Happy Campers, Where the Money Is, Vince Vaughn's Wild Wesy Comedy Show & others. Award winning Univision broadcast documentary series: Al Norte de México.

  Ray also has extensive experience with international publishing in today's global market. Managing languages including – but not limited to – Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Greek, and Hebrew has become a specialty of his, often handling print challenges of merging 2 or more foreign alphabets into the same print media on worldwide presses.

Ray also has been developing a proprietary & dynamic App for the Music Touring industry. Clients have indluded Natalie Cole, Tom Cochrane, Jason Mraz, Serj Tankian, etc.

Devin Marra

Lead graphic, Web & User Interface Designer

Working closely with Dan Lebental, in tandem with the rest of the TouchEdit team, Devin was able to bring to life the skeumorphicism and retro aesthetic that Dan had envisioned.

Devin began his career in 2007 with a degree in Art with a focus on Graphic Design from California State University, Northridge. From there he entered head-first into entertainment advertising, specializing in movie posters and DVD packaging. Devin later branched out into web and user interface design. He brought all of these influences to the table with TouchEdit, unifying the interface, the brand, and the website into a cohesive and engaging experience.

 
 

Where do you edit?

 

Press


 
 
 
 

Tutorials

TouchEdit App Tutorials

Tutorial 1 - Understanding the Landscape Edit Page

Tutorial 2 - Basic Editing on the Landscape Edit Page

Tutorial 3 - Grease Pencil Mode

Tutorial 4 - Working in Portrait

Tutorial 5 - Project Page

Tutorial 6 - Loading Media to the iPad for use with TouchEdit

Tutorial 7 - Importing Media

Tutorial 8 - Managing Media

Tutorial 9 - Paperclip Mode

Tutorial 10 - Audio Paperclips

Tutorial 11 - Title Tool

 

Workflow Tutorials

Round-tripping from Avid to TouchEdit using Resolve Lite(free) Part 1

Round-tripping from Avid to TouchEdit using Resolve Lite(free) Part 2

Downloading Videos off YouTube and into TouchEdit with iCabMobile

Transcoding media with CatDv for use in TouchEdit

Transcoding media with Compressor for use in TouchEdit

Transcoding for TouchEdit with Resolve Lite(free mac+pc) From Quicktime Refs

 

 

 
 
 

Support

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Drop us a line at info@toucheditapp.com





Tutorial 1 - Understanding the Landscape Edit Page

Tutorial 2 - Basic Editing on the Landscape Edit Page

Tutorial 3 - Grease Pencil Mode

Tutorial 4 - Working in Portrait

Tutorial 5 - Project Page

Tutorial 6 - Loading Media to the iPad for use with TouchEdit

Tutorial 7 - Importing Media

Tutorial 8 - Managing Media

Tutorial 9 - Paperclip Mode

Tutorial 10 - Audio Paperclips

Tutorial 11 - Title Tool

Tutorial 12

Round-tripping from Avid to TouchEdit using Resolve Lite(free) Part 1

Round-tripping from Avid to TouchEdit using Resolve Lite(free) Part 2

Downloading Videos off YouTube and into TouchEdit with iCabMobile

Transcoding media with CatDv for use in TouchEdit

Transcoding media with Compressor for use in TouchEdit

Transcoding for TouchEdit with Resolve Lite(free mac+pc) From Quicktime Refs

Tutorial 18

Tutorial 19