When you're shooting and editing video on the run with your iPad, wouldn't it be nice to add a professional-looking introduction to your work in just a few minutes? That's the idea behind IntroMate, a US$2.99 app that should be on the iPad of anyone who regularly uses their device for video work.
It's a simple app. There are 32 templates featuring exciting animations, striking layouts, and (in some templates) a musical accompaniment that adds a professional touch to the opening of your video. All the intros run anywhere from 7 to 22 seconds, just long enough to get your title and/or information across to your viewers without boring them. To be accurate, IntroMate can also be used for end credits in a short video, but the name pretty much gets the primary idea of the app across.
To use IntroMate, you simply select one of the templates, then tap on various buttons to adjust the color of the background where possible, add, resize and move text, add photos (where applicable), and so on. Each of the templates has many choices of typefaces to be used for titles, and the tools for moving text around on the screen are incredibly simple to use. At any time, you can play the intro just to see what it's going to look and sound like.