LG V30 closer look: Quick Video Editor and GIF creation

Unveiled at IFA 2017 yesterday, LG's V30 includes a number of new camera features, including Cine Video, Point Focus, and Graphy. We took a look at those already, so now it's time to look at the new video editing features.

Starting it up is easy. Just open up the videos section of the Gallery app, tap the hamburger menu in the top-right, and tap "Create movie". You'll then be given the option of what files you want to include in your movie.

The only real problem that I found with this process is that it's a bit too simple. If you have videos in different folders - such as movies that were created by third-party apps - you can't include them.

Once you tap Next, you'll be taken to the video editing page, where you'll be able to trim and reorganize the clips.

To reorganize the clips, just hold one and drag it to where you want it. Again, it's a really simple process. You can then add various themes; for this example, I went with Vintage. The theme will also add a soundtrack, and you can also change the volume of the audio.

Another cool thing that you can do is create an animated GIF from the final product, or from any old video file that you have. It's just going to create the GIF straight away from the video file, so if you only want to capture a piece of it, you'll have to trim it through the Quick Video Editor first.

Obviously, this isn't meant for professional video editing; it's no Adobe Premiere Pro. It's excellent for sharing the right video with friends, or posting to social media though.

Everything is a really simple process, and I was able to figure out how to use it in seconds. It's definitely a cool feature, and hopefully LG will bring it to some older devices, like the G6 and V20, through a software update.

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