Bricolage - Video Toolkit by PixelSplincher (Universal)
Released: Jul 10, 2015
Version: 3.3
Size: 65 MB
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Ranking - Photo-Video (iPhone)

Ranking - Photo-Video (iPad)

Bricolage - Video Toolkit

Bricolage is a powerful special-effects toolbox for tricking out your photos and movies like the Hollywood pros do. Pipe your video through a chain of basic effects, each processing the picture in a different way. With over 150 to choose from it is easy to create completely unique looks and effects.

Mix multiple images and animate special effects to give your videos the finishing touches they need, from subtle regional color correction or exposure adjustment, to wild cartoon colors or funhouse-mirror distortions.
Just bring in a video (or photo!) and drop effects between the input and the output. Bricolage takes advantage of the powerful graphics hardware in your iPad or iPhone to deliver smooth playback and responsive controls. You can even zoom into your video while it's playing.
And when you've built a great effect, just save it to a 'flow' to reuse and combine with other projects.

Node-based Compositing comes to the iPhone and iPad

Bricolage uses the industry-standard technique known as 'node-based compositing' to build complex effects from a chain of simple building blocks. You'll combine different layers using photoshop-style blending modes or black & white masks. Make different versions of an image and combine them back together to blur or darken the edges of an image, or selectively recolor the sky or ground. Use animated transitions to switch video streams or overlay text and graphics. Cut out shapes from pictures using real Bezier curves. Apply image distortions and move them around the video, or use Apple's Face Recognition technology to mark or cover faces detected in your video. Place, scale and animate video overlays or shapes and gradients. Process your shots to look like a desert, or add film grain and a vintage photo process. You can even add titles or overlay time code on your movies.

Bricolage uses custom GLSL programs to process HD video in real time directly on the graphics processor. Node-based compositing used to require a powerful desktop computer, now Bricolage puts it in the palm of your hand. If you have an older device, don't worry, Bricolage offers half- and quarter-resolution 'proxy' modes, so you can get a preview of most effects with responsive controls even at HD, while still producing a full-resolution movie.

Despite its great power, Bricolage is quite simple to use. Just build a chain of effects for your images to flow through from the inputs to the output. Drag effect nodes to 'kiss' the output of one to the input of another to form a connection. Or press and hold a link to insert a new node in the middle. With a zooming, scrolling canvas, you can organize your flows the way you like. Immediate feedback in the nodes makes it easy to experiment.

Export photos and movie files to iTunes File Sharing, YouTube, Vimeo, your Photo Album or other apps like Dropbox or iMovie
Process still images or videos
Combined preview and node editing view layouts let you build a flow with live feedback
Pre-built templates to make advanced effects easy and give you a head start on your own awesome creations.
Save your node flows and import them into other projects
Built-in help
Infinite undos, and for the indecisive, re-dos.
Playback proxies at reduced resolution for more responsive editing on older devices
Zoom and pan photos and videos, even while they are playing
Multiple output resolutions
Over 127 standard Core Image Effects
Many more unique custom effects including:
Fractal Noise*
Edge Outlines
Film Grain*
Lens Distortion
360° Spherical VR Unwrap
Path Move
Tilt Shift
Green Screen Remover*
Time Code Overlay
Face Mask
Relative Crop
Fade Over
Color Bands
Depth Key, Fog, Mix
Red-Blue and Split-Screen Stereoscopic composite
Primary, Secondary, 3D LUT Color Correction
Flipbook/Sprite Atlas player

*Fully functional effect, additional purchase req'd to remove watermark

What's new in version 3.3
Portrait effects matte - High-quality mask from front camera depth photos on iOS 12
iOS12, iPhoneX, gesture, artist experience, and video scrubbing improvements
External monitor node now toggles mirroring
Visual design and accessibility improvements

Metal! Bricolage now takes advantage of Apple's Metal APIs for faster GPU-powered image processing and interaction.
Support for photos with depth/disparity data - a depth image node automatically appears when you import the appropriate image!
New depth-image specific filters: Depth Key, Depth Fog, Depth Mix, Disparity Anaglyph, Depth Normalize
Bezier-path animation - Draw a path for any node with position parameters to follow, or move anything with the Path Move node
Full 4K HD Output
Improved iPhoneX experience
External Monitor node - Output the incoming image to an external display, put them anywhere in your flow!
Histogram and channel view nodes
Use 'Open-In' from other apps to open movies or photos in Bricolage
Improved Greenscreen Remover* with alpha threshold and brightness matching filter
Transfer Modes node - A single node that makes experimenting with the many standard blend modes painless
Trails - Mix previous video frames into the current frame
Perspective Composite - 2.5D composite that moves an image element in X,Y ,and Z, scaling it automatically with distance
Adjustable Radial Grid Generator section count control
Image LUT - Remap colors by lookup from a line of a 2nd image
Cellular Noise node*
Add option for using tiled project browser; now you can use that or the new coverflow picker.
Fixed bugs with color picking, the text node, and restoring purchases, among others.
New ‘coverflow’-style project browser, project renaming
Improved color picker including eye-dropper to get colors from your images and iPhone-friendly redesign, hue-whiteness-blackness color model
More powerful image handling with still frame from video loader and replaceable still input images
Re-edit shape and text nodes
Shape, Text and Cutout node editors supported on iPhone
Animation keyframe editor
Improved render workflow with instant still preview, jpeg export
Animated GIF export including transparency
Live video overlay mode
New Custom Nodes:
Color Curves
3D LUT Color Correction (import industry-standard .cube files)
Primary Color Correction (Lift, Gamma, Gain)
Secondary Color Correction (color region adjustment)
Flipbook / Sprite Atlas Player node
Bilateral Filter - Edge preserving noise reduction
New CoreImage filters: CIDiscBlur, CIPinLightBlendMode, CIGlideReflectedTile, CIPerspectiveTile, CINoiseReduction , CIHoleDistortion, CIStraightenFilter
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Bricolage - Video Toolkit is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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