With Windows Phone 8, we’re well used to seeing Nokia going above and beyond in the software department, gifting its Lumia handsets with exclusive apps that have really helped cement Nokia’s place as king of the platform. Last month, we finally got confirmation of Nokia’s first efforts with Windows RT, as the company announced its Lumia 2520 tablet. Unsurprisingly, it too will arrive with the benefit of some software exclusives, and today Nokia has taken to its blog to highlight the features we can expect from one of these, the Nokia Video Director.
The trick for Nokia was delivering a robust editor that’s still intuitive enough for even the video-naïve. To help streamline the process, NVD offers users the ability to chose preset “styles” for their videos – assemble your source clips, choose the style you want, and NVD will use those settings to decide on which transition, effect filters, and color schemes to employ. If you don’t like what you see, you can quickly change styles to check out a new look. Six options are programmed in, and Nokia promises that more styles are coming soon.
When you’ve got something you like, there are a variety of output options, hitting resolutions suitable for email all the way up to HDTV output, and even importing clips has been streamlined with the development of a companion app for Lumia phones.
We’re a little concerned that all the automatic settings might end up watering down the power user appeal of Nokia Video Director, but we’ll definitely want to get our hands on it first before passing final judgment.