Nokia has released their second N8 walkthrough video – the first was an overview of Symbian^3 – and topically they’re talking about on-device media editing. Like the iPhone 4, the N8 can be used to piece together video and images on a timeline, complete with transitions and titles, while there’s also an onboard photo editor app for cropping, colour adjustments and adding clipart. Best of all, thanks to USB Host support you’ll be able to hook up an external drive to easily transfer off your newly-edited content.
Video demo after the cut
The video also shows how the N8 will handle photo galleries, too, complete with multitouch pinch-zooming and easy access to tweaks like red eye reduction. What’s unclear at this stage is whether you’ll be able to access media content stored an an external drive using the N8’s video editing app, or only what’s stored on the phone’s 16GB of internal storage.
Best of all, though, while iMovie for iPhone will be available through the App Store priced at $4.99, Nokia’s video editing software will be preloaded onto the N8 at no extra charge. To contrast Nokia’s system with the iPhone 4’s onboard video editing, check out our hands-on here.
[via Nokia Conversations]