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Apple's Clips 2.0 adds iPhone X TrueDepth features, Selfie Scenes, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' content

Apple has updated its Clips short video production and sharing app to 2.0, bringing with the update a redesigned update, better iCloud support, Selfie Scenes, and the Millenium Falcon from the "Star Wars" series as a backdrop.




Selfie Scenes places users into animated, 360-degree scenes when recording. The iPhone X TrueDepth camera system is used to virtually transport users into cities, landscapes, abstract paintings, and the Millennium Falcon and Mega-Destroyer from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Each scene is a full 360-degree experience, so users are surrounded on all sides by the panorama and environmental sound effects as they move the held iPhone X.

Clips also adds more content from Disney, including full-screen posters featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, as well as Star Wars stickers featuring animated versions of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Chewbacca. Users can also 16 new Apple-designed stickers and 21 new royalty-free soundtracks that automatically adjust to the length of the video.

A new Effects browser lets users view and choose filters, labels, stickers and emoji. Newly labeled buttons add or change filters, trim, mute and delete clips.

Videos are automatically uploaded and backed up to iCloud, so users can start a video on iPhone and finish it later on iPad. Photos and video clips in iCloud Photo Library are referenced by Clips, not copied, to make efficient use of iCloud storage.

Compatibility for Apple's "Shared iPad" feature has been added for school environments as well.

Clips 2.0 is available today as a free update on the App Store, is 116MB in size, and is compatible with iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini 2 and later models, running iOS 11.1 and later. Selfie Scenes are only available on iPhone X and style transfer effects are only available on iPhone 7 and later models and 2017 iPad Pro.