Avid has released a video-editing app for the Apple iPad. Studio for iPad is based on the company's consumer-level video editing software Studio, which itself is based on its professional video editing and finishing tools for broadcast and feature films, Media Composter, Symphony and Avid DS.

Users can swiftly arrange clips in the Storyboard, make edits using the Timeline, and add transitions, effects, and a soundtrack. They can then share movies directly to YouTube, Facebook, and more – or export your project to Avid Studio for the PC and continue editing with even more advanced tools.

Avid says Studio for iPad works with any media on the users' device: video, audio, and photos. It can access media from external devices via an iPad Camera Connection Kit; capture video and photos from within the app; and organise by albums, events, faces and more.

Editing tools familiar to users of Avid's desktop products include a Precision Trimmer and the Razor Blade tool. Users can create multi-layer 3D animations, transitions, and titles with included montage templates; and generate professional-looking motion titles and graphics with full control over text, font, color, size, position, and rotation. Pan and zoom controls on photos allow users to create high-impact slideshows.

Avid Studio for iPad costs £2.99/US$4.99.