OnePlus Gallery Gets Video Editing Tools and More via Latest Update

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Jul 12
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Barring a few OEMs, Android’s native video player is terrible, to say the least. One would expect a feature-rich Android fork such as OxygenOS to do better, but turns out it was just as bad as the rest. OnePlus finally addressed the issue by adding some much-needed features via the OnePlus 6, but the older devices weren’t as lucky. Rolling out now, the app update is bringing some of the OP6’s video editing tools—including slow-motion video editing, background music, and general clipping/trimming—to older phones. Here’s the full changelog

WHAT’S NEW
– Added video editing feature to trim videos, add background music and apply filters
– Added slow motion video editing feature
– Bug fixes and experience improvements

With the latest version of the OnePlus gallery installed, you’ll see an edit option in videos. Tap that icon, and you get three new options for modifying your videos. The scissors icon takes you to a trim tool for cropping up longer video. Tthe middle option is for Snapchat-esque filters, and the music note in a box gives you a selection of background beats that sound like royalty-free music from 2012. None of the features stand and are included in most custom Android forks such as EMUI and Samsung Experience. More complex activities will still require a third-party application, as the editor is relatively limited in terms of what it can do.

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The update also brings slow-motion video editing to the OnePlus 5 and 5T. Here, the editor pops up as soon as the video is opened without the edit button being pressed. Granted that the slow-motion prowess of older OnePlus devices isn’t as good as the OnePlus 6, it’s a nice feature to have. The update is rolling out to devices as old as the OnePlus 3. and should be available OTA shortly. If you want to download and install the APK directly, do so via this link.

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