Lumia 1020: Demonstration of Nokia’s on-board video editing

One big complaint we’ve heard when it comes to Windows Phone is the inability to quickly edit videos on the go. There’s no way to quickly cut and edit your capture until you get home to a PC and by then, it could be too late or you don’t care any longer.

Luckily, Nokia heard your complaints too. The Nokia Pro Camera app has built in video editing, which is demonstrated in the above video. It basically allows you to trim and save the video for sharing, all while taking advantage of that super awesome on-board camera.

Best part? We’re told that the Pro Camera suite is coming to the Lumia 92x line in the future, meaning lots more of you can take advantage of these new features.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • YEA! I was waiting to see if Pro Cam was coming to my 920. Super pumped.
  • Yes sir. Me 2.
  • Mee Three
  • That makes 4
  • Sweet, waiting on my 928 :D
  • Awesome always good to share the love to the phones before. No complaints here.
  • This guy sounds like Kimi Räikkönen :D
  • Probably because they are both from Finland. :)
  • Haha! If Nokia could convince the Iceman to endorse their phone, they'll be the COOLEST in the world.
  • can someone at wpcentral please ask, when and if nokia pro camera will be available to other lumias???
  • Read the article, it's a short one.
  • Will editing save an original and an edited version?
    I can see how you might want to scale down a video to send a clip but then keep the original for uploading to a PC later
  • YES!
  • So yeah, now I can't watch any videos, fucktastic
  • Daniel,
    I expect you all should try taking photos and video with the 1020 for a couple of articles.
  • Hey jay, this goes for all videos, but when I press videos then the official YouTube app, it then says "choose an app to use this link", which shows both the YouTube and MetroTube app. Doesn't do that for MetroTube though.
  • +1 ive noticed this also
    Could you set a default player so that when you press video you automatically go to metrotube/mytube/youtube app?
  • It's a good start - settings while capturing and limited editing capabilities. Now, how do you rotate the video that someone recorded vertically? :)
  • I like to believe that WIndows Phone automatically turns every vid to horizontal is done on purpose to teach those people to don't do vertical!
  • I would like to know if it compresses the video so you can share it over SMS. I saw messaging was an option. Windows Phone currently won't do this. It just tells you that the video is too big. It would be nice if you had the option to compress and share the video as an MMS.
  • great news, looks awesome!!! cant wait to use on my 920
  • SO EXCITED for even this little bit of video editing to come to the 920!
  • Blaah. What about the lumia 82x line? I would be so pleased with this feature I've waited for SO LONG. C'mon.
  • Would be nice to have video editing only my 822.
  • Exactly
  • I don't see why it wouldn't be able to be added.
  • Does the camera button open the standard windows phone camera?
  • It defaults to the Nokia app, but you can switch to stock camera by changing the settings.
  • Please please bring this to the 928!!!
  • Illiterate?
  • Give me this ability to shorten video, adapt it to audio and make it as a ringtone maker...and we have a deal
  • Nokia is playing the Atlus role to Microsoft's world at the moment.
  • You really got my hopes up when you said you can edit video, was thinking a timeline and piecing together different clips with music... Titles... You know things video editing programs do. But I guess trimming is a good start.
  • Is this becuae of GDR2? does it allow access to those video files now?
  • The above video needs some OIS!! Too shaky..
  • Matte yellow in black camera grip....thoughts?
  • Is it me or does this phone look much thinner than the 920? The only thing that reminds me of the 920 is the bottom of the phone. The top actually looks like the 720/620, it looks more rounded on the top as opposed to the bottom.
  • What I need -- your requirements might be different:
    Must haves: Audio removal / mixing / editing. For example, I recorded a beautiful video, in a crowded aquarium, which kind of ruins the effect. I'd like to be able to strip the audio out completely. Replacing it is option, but removing it would be a great start.
      ROTATION. I accidentally recorded a video upside-down. Moving the camera doesn't help.  
    Nice-to-haves: Pre-made sound tracks so you that you can use to replace or add to your video.
      Reframing, preferably dynamic, so you can move it around as necessary.
      Stabilization, basically automatically reframing based on a horizontal or vertical reference line.
      Converting resolutions down. Auto-upload to FLICKR (that goes for the photos!) at FULL resolution, please.
  • Hi there. I have a Lumia 1020 and I edited (trimmed) some videos. I saved them, but I can't find them now!
    I searched in all of the folders when I connect it to my computer. Where are they saved to?