Apple today released a major update for the Clips app that introduces some "highly requested features" to let you create personalized videos. Clips 3.0 brings support for vertical and horizontal videos and HDR recording with iPhone 12 devices, along with a refreshed interface.
Perhaps one of the biggest changes is Clips' support for multiple aspect ratios. The app can now record videos in 16:9 and 4:3 in addition to its square aspect ratio, which was previously the only option. All of those aspect ratios are available both in vertical and landscape orientations.
On iPhone, the app automatically opens your video in 16:9 while 4:3 is the default on iPad. In addition, you can record with filters, posters, Live Titles, and Selfie Scenes in new sizes. The share sheet feature has also been updated so that it now displays a video preview before sending and offers new export options in any supported size if you wish to share a video with friends.
Clips' redesigned interface for iPadOS supports the new Scribble feature to turn handwritten text into typed text. You can create and edit videos in landscape orientation as well, with support for Magic Keyboard and a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad.
With its new interface, the app now lets you swipe up for a full-screen view of all filters, stickers, emoji, and other effects. There's a refreshed record screen as well and you can now view more content with new Effects, Media, and Projects browsers. Additionally, there are eight new stickers, six additional arrows and shapes, and 25 fresh soundtracks that customize to the length of videos.
Finally, you can now record HDR videos using the back cameras of the iPhone 12 phones and share the clips as a Dolby Vision HDR file. Clips 3.0 is available to download today from the App Store.