Virtual Film Maker provides the unique set of
Allows easy mixing video, photo and HTML
files in a continuous presentation called "Virtual Film"
Playback of the selected fragment of the
Individual duration for each slide
Preview of a folder with videos, photos and
sound files in some seconds (‘Pro’ version only)
Automatic slideshow creation out of any
folder in some seconds
Background play list – varios background
soundtracks for your film (‘Pro’ version only)
Unlimited Undo (‘Pro’ version only)
Virtual Film Maker is not a video editor. Virtual
Film doesn't exist as a physical media file. It is just a script in
the simple XML file format that controls the customized media
player. It just tells the media player, in what sequence to playback
your photos and fragments of videos and adds background music.
That's why it's called "virtual". It weights little and loads fast.
And, yes... you cannot upload the finished
product to YouTube.
Android 2.2 Devices
The most popular Android 2.2 devices (according to Google Statistics) are:
Samsung Galaxy S/S Plus/S2/S3/Ace/Y/Note/Tab/Tab 10.1,
HTC Evo 4G/Incredible S/Incredible 2/Desire
HD/Desire S/Sensation/Sensation 4G/Thunderbolt/myTouch 4G,
Acer Picasso, LG Optimus One,
SEMC Xperia Ray, Motorola Droid Bionic/Droid 3/Razr.
Virtual Film Maker 2.2 is intended for Android 2.2 tablets and is available in
paid ('Pro') versions.
Negative feedbacks could be easily found on the market's
program pages. Usually negative feedbacks came from users who
don't like the idea and/or don't read the documentation and/or don't
understand that (unlike Android Movie Studio) Virtual Film Maker is not a video editor.
Not every film is intended for huge audience,
broadcasting and cinemas. Most of home films and
office presentations are designed for small audience of friends and relatives,
colleagues and live during only some presentations. Virtual Film Maker integrates
some great technologies
to allow fast virtual films creation, editing and
Suppose you have an Android 2.2 tablet and some footage from the camcorder
- children, nature, vacation, job and so on.
If you want some of the following:
to show some best fragments to your mom and
to show some fragments of your vacations
footage to your friends
to make a small presentation for your colleagues
to create a montage sketch for your next real movie
to make a video for a high school project without
then you are in the right place. Virtual
film Maker does exactly what you want.
Virtual Film Maker allows user to easily save and display a set of
media file fragments (called 'clips'). The clips are not
played back from the beginning to the end as in the simple play
list. For each clip the playback starts anywhere you want ('Start
Position' clip attribute) and lasts as long as you wish ('Duration'
Note that Virtual Film doesn't exist as a
physical media file. It is just a script in the simple XML file
format. That's why it's called "virtual film". It weights
little and loads fast. And, yes... you cannot upload the finished
product to YouTube.
To make a film you just set start and duration
for selected media files on your tab, save the film and then watch
it. It is a complete innovation and filmmaking has never been so
simple. You don't need cut and trim buttons, and all those difficult
things. To make a new version of your film you just change the start
or the duration of a video.
All of us felt slight irritation of the people
who we present our photos or video. Now you can enjoy only the
favorite fragments of the videos and watch them without waiting. Now
the film can be as long as you want and you can enjoy sharing even
more. The whole program is so simple a child can use it. Stylish
interface will encourage you to enjoy the application.
Virtual Film is a set of clips, which is saved on the disk in simple
XML format in files with ".vfilm" extension. Each Film has some
film properties such as 'Title',
'Description' and 'Author'. Each clip has some
clip properties such as 'Name',
'Description', 'Media File Name', 'Start Position', 'Duration'
Some types of clips have 'Initial Zoom' property as well.
Virtual Film Maker is a simple Virtual Film Editor
combined with customized Android media player.
If case of problems with the market access or dowload, you
can download the program here. Keep in mind that Microsoft Internet
Explorer downloads APK files as ZIP (actually APK is ZIP). Just rename the file manually
If you are driving the genuine Android Tablet, just download and
install the Program.
and media file names with '%20' instead of space are not supported.
Workaround: Rename folders like 'AAA%20BBB' to 'AAA BBB', please.
Animated GIFs Support on Android 2.2 devices
Despite the Google docs state the GIF is a discouraged file type
for using in the Android projects, users vote for it. VFM 2.2 'Pro'
provides a limited support for the animated GIFs.
Unfortunately, due to the bug(s) in Android 2.2 -
2.3.x native libraries on Android 2.2 devices
some animated gifs are displayed correctly, but some others are
displayed corrupted or cause the program to crash and the
error is not caught. The problem
depends on device manufacturer - f.e. Samsung, Motorola and HTC
devices correctly display different sets of GIFs.
Use this feature on your own risk.
popular advice from the Internet is as follows. Try to switch
off the hardware acceleration (if any).
Try to resave the problem GIF image with slightly different settings
in some image editor (like Photoshop).
The very same program (VFM 2.2 'Pro') on Android 3.0 devices
displays all tested animated GIFs correctly. This means that in
Android 3.0 libraries the mentioned bug is fixed. Waiting for
Google's 2.x fix...
Stepping into the Future (Video, Images & Text together
Some 'Why?' Questions -
Media Players, Presentation and Authoring Software
None of the existing popular media players cannot play media from
'StartPosition' to 'EndPosition'. They even do not have command line
arguments for this. Why?
None of the existing popular media players cannot create and display
slide show. Why?
People watch photos and videos from vacations on the same
TV/smartphone/PC. Most of the people do not want to use (even to
run) video editors. In 2011 there is no popular software program
capable of combining slides and video
fragments into the single presentation. Why?
Virtual Film Maker fills this gap.
And Virtual Film Maker is not alone. Here's the latest news from Purdue University:
Interested users can easily combine multimedia files, images and
HTML documents on the mobile device local storage together with
interactive features of HTML5 and use the resulting virtual films
(together with the content) as mobile e-books for both learning and
Family - Imagine...
Dad creates virtual films about family vacations
and sends them to the grandma, who lives in the country. Mom creates
virtual films concerning cookery how to bake a tasty cake to
Granny’s recipe -and shares them with her friends. Children create
virtual films – and share them with friends.
Tourism - Imagine...
Real tourists make virtual films about their real excursions
(Greece, Croatia, Paris...)
Virtual tourists watch professional or amateur virtual films about
virtual excursions (Machu Picchu, Nasca, Bali, Italian museums,
Publishing - Imagine...
Interactive books, magazines and newspapers... Video in the image frame (remember Potter
movie) is not cool. Readers definitely need full screen HD video.
Education - Imagine...
Students, scholars and school kids watching mobile and interactive
virtual films made by the best teachers and university professors
and quickly make virtual films for their projects, reports,
presentations and courseworks.