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Apps & Accessories from my MojoFest Presentation

Thanks to everyone who came out for this year’s MojoFest in Galway, Ireland. It was an incredible event overflowing with talented, creative and friendly people from around the globe. I know I tend to speak quickly while on stage (there’s a lot to cover!), so I thought I’d share a short list of the apps and accessories I mentioned during my presentation. Several of these links are for iPhone/iPad versions of apps, however many of the apps are also available in the Google Play store for Android. It’s worth a search if that’s your platform of choice! Director’s Viewfinders

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Apps

SCOOP: Movie★Slate teams with Timecode Buddy for dead-accurate iPad & iPhone slates!

“Wonder Twin Powers Activate! Form of: a Crazy-Awesome, Super-Accurate Timecode Slate!” You heard it here first, folks (unless you heard it someplace else first). PureBlend Software, makers of Movie★Slate ($24.99), one of our favorite iOS apps, has joined forces with Timecode Systems Limited, makers of the Timecode Buddy System, to ensure that your iPad and iPhone slates will ALWAYS have accurate timecode. This is BIG news! In the past, the Movie★Slate app could get its source timecode in a few different ways.  The most rudimentary method would be via manually entry (this never resulted in truly accurate sync). Thankfully, a later version of Movie★Slate added a far more

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Gear

iClapperBoard turns your iPad into a Movie Slate… Again!

Looks like Pomfort isn’t the only company getting into the clapboard business! A few days ago, HHH reported on the MamboFrame, a new accessory from Pomfort that brings physical clapping sticks to your iPad’s virtual movie slate. For many, this will be the much-needed missing link between the analog and digital worlds of film logging. It’s a brilliant, simple idea who’s time has come. And apparently, it’s about to come again (dirty sounding, but accurate).

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Apps

Movie★Slate 3 and the MamboFrame finally arrive!

Movie★Slate was one of the very first apps we covered on HHH.  Later, we interviewed the developer after the 2.0 release. It’s been a long time favorite of the filmmaking community, and was even featured in a recent iPad commercial, and at the Final Cut Pro X premiere in Las Vegas earlier this year. With the release of Movie★Slate 3, one of our favorite apps has received some nifty new features, and a host of refinements. While the cost of this universal app has increased slightly to $24.99, the upgrade is free for existing users.

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Gear

Pomfort tells the iPad Slate to Get Real!

Even though this isn’t officially a real product yet, it’s still officially really awesome! The guys at Pomfort (makers of SilverStack for desktop computers) have created this currently unnamed prototype of a REAL slate that holds an iPad running a slate app! I’m a big fan of using my iPad as a film slate, but there are some drawbacks. The complaint I hear most often is about the sound.  The volume of the clap can be too soft for some shooting environments. Additionally, some people simply don’t trust that the iPad will play the clap sound, and show the clap

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Apps

MovieSlate featured in Apple’s new iPad Ad

Everyone who reads HHH already knows that the iPad is a filmmaker’s dream tool.  But now, it looks like Apple is catching on. Congratulations to our friends at PureBlend Software!  Their awesome digital clapper application, MovieSlate, is currently featured in Apple’s latest iPad advertisement.

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Apps

Developer Interview: Movie*Slate 2.0

One of our favorite iPhone apps just graduated to the iPad.  Not only is it bigger, and prettier, Movie*Slate 2.0 has added some very impressive, and professional features.  Rather than just list the new bells and whistles, I decided to contact the app’s author, Cliff Joyce of Pureblend Software… and let him list all the bells and whistles. Here’s what Cliff had to say.

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Apps

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your board

If you poke around the iTunes App Store long enough, you’ll find an abundance of two things: apps that fart, and virtual clapboards. Let’s focus on the latter. With well over a dozen clapboard apps to choose from, one must ask, “Do I need any of them?” To answer that question, you must first understand why a clapboard is used. On a typical film set, sound and picture are recorded separately. Naturally, there needs to be a way to sync them together in post. After a closing clapboard is filmed on set, the editor can match the frame where the

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