Wow, you’re asking for a LOT from an iPad/iPhone app. I use the Adobe Creative Cloud for my day-to-day professional work, and the things I can pull off on my iPad really kind of blows my mind. But I think you’re wrong in your analogy. Yes, Affinity Photo is a great Photoshop substitute, but LumaFusion is much more a Premiere Pro substitute than an After Effects substitute. That said, most of what I’ve seen of your requests (I’ll admit I did not look at every single one of the dozen or more you had) can be pulled off in Premiere, but I’d also say they can be pulled off in LumaFusion, particularly since the 1.5 release. Closer to AfterEffects is an app called Bricolage (though its interface is VERY different from AE) or MotionGraphix (which also has a different interface, but both are pretty powerful). You can pre-render from any of these other apps and include the clips in your LumaFusion edit.
Your latest request—the black bars transition—can be accomplished easily in LumaFusion by keyframing the new “crop” feature. The attached GIF shows the results of that. (It looks a bit choppy here because the frame rate of the GIF is so low.)
As for making animated GIFs, there are a ton of iOS apps that make GIFs from videos. I made the attached animated GIF using 5sGIF; it’s super easy to use and does the job. But there are a ton of others on the App Store.
Hope this is helpful.
A Premier Pro substitute? Darn. I still want to keep my hopes up and remain optimistic unless those other apps have compositing features. I didn’t know about those other apps. I’ll definitely look into those. Thank you!
I know I’m asking for a lot but I was hoping these things could be implemented since I don’t have a good desktop. It just seems like iOS is capable of “candy shop” AMV edits.
Thanks for giving me directions on how to use the crop feature for the black bars transition! I’m going to try it out right now.
EDIT: motiongraphx isn’t in a Available in the US App Store. dang it.