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Tools help make smartphone videos smarter

Smartphones have put advanced movie-making technology into millions of pockets and purses. But all that video wizardry packed inside iPhones and Android­ devices isn’t enough to transform everyday videographers into Scorseses and Spielbergs.

Even turning a 30-second clip of a graduation or photos of a bar mitzvah into an actual movie with a storyline takes editing know-how, costly software, and time.

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