Inspired by the new Windows user interface, Thinkbox founder Chris Bond set out to design an easy-to-use editing app that would enable people of any skill level to trim and cut together clips, and share them directly from Windows 8 devices. Using a simple touch interface, users can rearrange clips by moving them around on screen, tap them to play, and shorten the length by moving handles on a bar directly beneath the clip. Sequences can be shared via SkyDrive and email.
“The elegance of Cinelab is in its simplicity,” says John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. “The app really takes advantage of the new Windows UI to create an incredibly easy and intuitive video-editing tool. Windows 8 was designed to provide an environment conducive to creativity, and Cinelab is one of the many apps that will help customers of any technical level get there very quickly,”
A free version of Cinelab is available through the Windows Store. Extended features are available via an upgrade for $1.99.