TouchEdit demoed live and in person at LACPUG

Thanks to the world of Twitter we can all see the presentation too

At the January 23 Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group meeting Dan Lebental was on hand to show off his iPad editing app TouchEdit. We talked about TouchEdit a couple of weeks ago and got some interesting comments over from Dan himself. I think this will be an incredibly interesting app for editors and despite what I'm sure will be debated as a high price ($50) for an iPad app, if it can truly deliver on being an offline tool for professional editors, in addition to just a fun editor on the iPad, then it will be unique in the market. Thanks to the wonderful world of Twitter (and in particular Shane Ross) we can see an almost realtime stream of the TouchEdit presentation.

Shane Ross is an editor working in LA and creator of the great post-production blog Little Frog in Hi Def. His Twitter stream was the one to watch for the TouchEdit presentation. Thanks to Shane (and all the others at the meeting) who were tweeting pics for everyone to see.

And Monica Daniel did grab a few photos too (check out her great blog post about defining your success as an editor):

One thing worth noting when talking about an offline / proxy to online finishing workflow with TouchEdit was this tweet from TouchEdit when I asked about Avid Media Composer support a couple of weeks ago:

That's exciting! I can't wait to try it out and Media Composer support should certainly be expected (if at all possible) in an app coming from a feature film editor.

And if you're in San Francisco next week then you can see TouchEdit at the SuperMeet:


Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons was born in rural West Tennessee and didn’t really realize that movies and tv had to be made by actual people until he went to college. After getting degrees in both Television Production and Graphic Design he was in one of the early graduating classes at the Watkins Film School in Nashville, Tennessee. During that time at Watkins he discovered editing. While most of his classmates in film school wanted to be directors, Scott saw real career opportunities in post production and took a job as an assistant editor after completing film school. In 1999, Scott took the leap into freelancing and in 2007 accepted a position as an editor at Filmworkers – Nashville. In 2005 Scott created The Editblog a website dedicated to all things editing and post-production which is now housed here at PVC. Someday he hopes to edit on a beach with a touch screen device, a wireless hard drive and a Red Stripe.