LumaFusion 4.1.1 brings direct SSD editing to iOS

LumaTouch has just released a new version of its popular LumaTouch LumaFusion video editing app for iOS devices. LumaFusion 4.1.1 adds support for editing from external drives with iPhone 15 models.

What is LumaFusion?

LumaFusion is a multi-track video editor for mobile devices used by journalists, filmmakers and professional video producers. Until last year the app had only been available for Apple iOS. However, there is now a version available for Android and ChromeOS. With LumaFusion, you can work with up to six video and audio tracks. Along with all the basic tools you need, you also get advanced features such as green screen and keyframing. In addition, LumaFusion keeps its interface simple by hiding away features until you need them.

LumaFusion 4.1.1 update

Although LumaFusion is available for Android and ChromeOS, the 4.1.1 update only applies to the iOS version. The headline new feature is that LumaFusion 4.1.1 now supports external drive editing on Apple iPhone 15 models. However, it’s worth noting that LumaTouch recommends working this way on iPhone 15 Pro models only. Update 4.1.1. also adds support for Apple Log files with an Apple deLog LUT and the Prolost Apple Log to Rec709 LUT. In addition, there is improved support for 65-point 3D LUT import, lower default resolution for GIF export and a host of bug fixes.

External drive editing

Apple added ProRes video recording to the iPhone 13 and 14 which delivers very high-quality footage. Unfortunately, ProRes files are also much larger than other formats, and the maximum recording time was limited by your iPhone’s memory. However, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max added the ability to record ProRes to an external SSD, freeing you up from the device’s memory restrictions. In addition, LumaFusion is the first mobile editing app that can edit directly from an external drive. This means you can record to your external drive and then start editing straight away.

What we think

Although it can be awkward working on the small screen of a smartphone, sometimes you need to edit on the fly. LumaFusion is one of the best mobile video editing apps out there and was even the App Store’s “App of the Year” for 2021. Adding the ability to work with an external drive on an iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max really is a game changer for smartphone editing. If you have a compatible smartphone, then you should definitely check out LumaFusion 4.1.1.

Pricing and availability

LumaFusion 4.1.1 is available from the Apple App Store now for $30. LumaTouch also recommends that you use one of the Lacie Mobile SSD Secure USB-C Drives sold by Apple for external drive editing.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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