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Netflix and Android - chromecast, downloading, profiles - close to perfection!

Netflix and Android have always had a great relationship, but over recent years the app has really gone from strength to strength. The interface is fantastic and the feature set continues to grow in meaningful ways, making it one of my must-have apps.
The first example that comes to mind is obviously Chromecast support. Now this isn’t a Netflix exclusive option, and it is supported well in many media apps, but Netflix and Chromecast work so seamlessly well together that I struggle to think about how I survived before the pairing existed!
Next is the newly integrated ‘Download’ option, which allows users to download content and watch it on the go without a data connection.  Honestly, Netflix kicked it out of the park with this one – it could not be easier to use, it includes all the right settings (save to SD, definition quality control, etc) – and best of all it is all within the existing price brackets. I almost feel they could have charged extra for this service alone – but am ext…

HighlightCam Social

Today's app of the day is Highlight Cam Social.

Highlight Cam Social is an app that allows you to automatically edit your mobile videos on your phone. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to find the best scenes in your video clips and then edits them together with special effects/music that you choose. So what does this mean?

In short, if you use your android device to record videos, there is now an easy way to mix them up, ad some tunes to the background, add a variety of effects and customisations, then share them to the world. For someone with no video editing experience, even this may sound complicated, but Highlight Cam Social does all the work for you, going as far as detecting important components of videos based on a number of available profiles (i.e. "Action", "Balanced" etc). Trust me - making a great video has never been so easy!

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I can not emphasise enough how simple  Highlight Cam Social is to use, with a great video achievable in 5 simple steps. The steps are:

  1. Pick the videos you wish to include in the final video;
  2. Pick your special effect (i.e. B&W, Old Timey, Neon City, etc);
  3. Pick your music;
  4. Edit your clips (i.e. change the order, select specific snippets, etc); and finally
  5. Set your options (i.e movie title, video length, resolution, orientation, etc. 
From there, it is as simple as pressing "Create Your Movie" and in a matter of minutes your video will be processed then uploaded onto the Highlight Cam servers where it can then be downloaded to your device for viewing, or shared across a variety of social networks of video sharing sites.

In the words of the developer:

Turn Great Moments into Epic Movies
Automatically create great movies on your phone from your pictures and videos! You pick the clips, HighlightCam will take care of the editing.
Androinica: “Simple, quick, and...accurate”
MacWorld: “Apple's iMovie app has new competition from HighlightCam”
All Things D: "HighlightCam Stitches Mobile Videos Into Automagical Highlight Reels"
HighlightCam Social is an automated SOCIAL video editing app. Movies you create can be easily shared right from your phone to your friends!
Want to add music, stunning visual effects, or clever text? You’ll be able to merge your vision and footage with a single tap. HighlightCam's advanced AI finds the best scenes and edits them together for you.
Send your favorite movies to your friends through YouTube, Facebook, SMS, Twitter, or even good ‘ole email. You can also include your friends’ video clips in YOUR video!
After you capture that perfect moment, make it into a movie! Just a few taps and you have a share-worthy movie wherever you are.
* Android 2.2+
* Wi-Fi connection strongly recommended to send and receive files

At the end of the day, Highlight Cam Social is  great new android app, well worth the download for anyone who enjoys video editing, and also worth it for those new to the world of video editing. Highlight Cam Social is powerful enough to satisfy those who want to create some high quality videos, but also simple enough for new users to be eased into the world of video editing.

With a great interface, great price and great functionality Highlight Cam Social comes highly recommended.

Price: Free

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