Clesh - The True iMovie for Android?
Clesh is an Android app that is closer to true video editing and as such goes a bit further towards offering for Android what iMovie does for iOS. Clesh edits your videos in the cloud so that it is possible to pick up where you left off on a desktop computer and vice versa. Clesh sports such things as a drag and drop interface, video filters and transition effects, storyboard editing, panning and zooming and many more ‘professional’ features.
Although going further in terms of features, Clesh is far from perfect. If anything, Clesh takes the concept too far and tries to cram a full editor window into a tiny screen, making the app feel far from optimized. The app also works on only a select number of devices, so that it is hard to speak of a universal video editing experience. Although still nowhere near a true usable video editing app, Clesh is probably the only option on Android that goes beyond just video trimming. As such you have to admire the intentions of the developer. Hopefully Clesh for Android will see regular upgrades to enhance the user experience.
Other options besides the three apps mentioned here are to use Android's flash capabilities to use online video editing options. Although none are quite optimized for mobile use, with a bit of effort services like JayCut or YouTube TestTube Editor can be suitable for video editing needs. Both these services go well beyond what is available in the Android Market at the moment.
The overall conclusion after reviewing Android video editing options is that iOS’ iMovie is miles ahead of anything mentioned here. If mobile video editing is definitely a must for you, Android should not be your operating system of choice. Although it would not be a huge surprise if Google manages to create a decent mobile version of YouTube cloud editing, for now you are stuck with these limited, although somehow ‘cute’, video editing options on Android.