Lomotif is an editor that lets you create short movies using photos and videos from your phone. The app has an easy-to-use editing tool where you can add famous songs like soundtrack and share the result with friends. The program, available for free download on Android and iPhone (iOS), also works as a social network that lets you follow people to like and comment on your posts.
Lomotif-created videos are popular on social networks such as Instagram and Twitter, and mostly show selfies and videos edited in short takes accompanied by famous music. However, it is possible to record images with the camera and make continuous videos. Check below for details about the Lomotif app.
How to use Lomotif – Video Editor and add music to creations
Lomotif a video editor with social network format Photo: Divulgao / Lomotif
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Lomotif is a video editor that allows the user to publish their creations and watch other people's posts within the platform itself, functioning as a social network. You can follow other users, like your posts, share, just like in any online network. Each profile has its photo ID, username and the pages show the entire collection of videos already published, just like on Instagram, for example.
After downloading Lomotif, you don't have to log in to create your own videos, or to watch other people's posts. However, the app requires a registration to publish your creations on the platform.
The easy-to-use editing tool lets you add photos and videos from the gallery to create a new video by assembling these files in sequence. The user can determine the position of each clip as he likes by creating a video in his own way. It is also allowed to record images with the camera.
Lomotif video editor lets you organize clips in the order the user prefers Photo: Release / Lomotif
Videos can be up to 30 seconds long. Productions can be elaborately edited, receiving effects, stickers, text and soundtracks featuring famous music, accessed within a library with an extensive catalog, separated by genre or popularity. This feature makes productions more attractive as you can choose songs that are currently high.
The publications feed is divided into two parts: one shows the posts of the people the user follows, and the other posts posts from random people that might be interesting. From then on, just like, comment and follow profiles to interact with others.
What is the difference between Lomotif and other apps?
Lomotif can be compared to TikTok by its format of use, since both allow you to edit videos with more features and have social network interface. Some features, such as the ability to use friends' songs on their own videos, are present on both platforms. The layout of the two programs is also very similar, with buttons and similar actions, such as sliding your finger up to advance to the next post, and sliding sideways to see the profile of the individual.
Similar to Lomotif, TikTok has masks with effects for users' faces. Photo: Divulgao / TikTok
The difference is in the editing details. While in TikTok you can use masks and animated face effects, as in Instagram Stories, Lomotif focuses on editing effects. The Scratch function, for example, allows the user to mix the video however they want according to the beat of a song, making the image faster or in slow motion by determining the speed by means of an on-screen control.
Lomotif also differs from Instagram because of the possibilities of the edition. While on Instagram you can only add color filters to videos, Lomotif delivers more possibilities, the main one being the permission to use more than one gallery file in the same clip.
Synchronizing beats with cropping images is a feature widely used by application users to make videos more interesting. Lomotif's library organized by genres or by musical theme. The most popular videos in the app mostly use rap, funk and pop tracks to pack the images.
Lomotif Music Library has national and international music Photo: Divulgao / Lomotif
Currently, the most famous songs in the Lomotif catalog in Brazil are funks of various MCs and singers such as Anitta and Ludmilla, as well as romantic tracks, such as the band Melim, for example. The World Top 50 page features music from artists such as Chris Brown, Shawn Mendes and Ed Sheeran.
Popular on social networks
Despite functioning as a social network, Lomotif has been thriving outside its base. Videos created in the app can be downloaded to mobile memory or shared directly to other popular social networks. Thus, it is common to see clips with the logo of the application on Instagram and Twitter, especially among the teenage public. The most successful videos are a collection of selfies and snippets of video from the user's face, gathered under accelerated beats.
Even though it was created in 2014, Lomotif peaked in Google Trends in March this year, and since then has been piling up posts on social networks. At App Store and Google Play Store app stores, Lomotif is among the 30 most downloaded free apps.
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