'Iron Man' Editor’s $50 iPad App -- a '21st Century Moviola' -- Is Now Available on iTunes

Iron Man Edit ipad screengrab - H 2013

Iron Man Edit ipad screengrab - H 2013

Dan Lebental “thought there had to be a more efficient way to make movies."

Editor Dan Lebental -- whose credits with director Jon Favreau include Iron Man and Iron Man 2 -- has developed an editing app for the iPad that is now available on iTunes for $50.

Lebental describes TouchEdit, a frame-based editing app, as a “21st century version of the Moviola” that brings back the simplicity of film editing (including a retro design) while incorporating the latest advances in mobile technology and cloud-based services.

It’s aimed at both professionals and video enthusiasts and designed as a tool that Lebental himself would use for a movie or TV project, either as a standalone editor or as a satellite tool to another professional editing system.

He is using TouchEdit on a job for the first time, in conjunction with his Avid Media Composer, to cut NBC pilot About A Boy.

“We are at the dawn of the professional program coming to the iPad and other mobile technology,” Lebental told The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought there had to be a more efficient way to make movies [with the new technology at our disposal.]"

Details were provided in Lebental's recent interview with THR.

The app requires iOS 6.0 or later.