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Moviola’s Pro Video Guide Reviewed

Moviola Studios has kicked-off 2010 in grand style with their Pro Video Guide, a nifty new app that should live on every media-maker’s iPhone and iPod Touch. In a nutshell, Pro Video Guide is a well organized, fact-filled reference manual that covers all the important technical aspects of a modern digital workflow. It’s not perfect but priced at a very modest $1.99, it’s twenty bucks cheaper than the last reference guide I purchased (which had less useful information). The guide is broken down into five sections: Library, Glossary, Organizations, Bookmarks, and History. The Library offers useful, easy-to-understand explanations of complex topics (i.e.

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5 apps get updated for the new year

Now that you’ve finished off the eggnog, it’s time to update your iPhone!  Here’s 5 updates you need to check out. ReelDirector 2.4 You can now import soundtrack music from your computer They added the option to turn off the photo Pan & Scan Photo processing speed has been improved New project properties are saved and reused (nice!) Various bug fixes  Save The Cat! 1.2.1 Fixed the email bug.  If you’ve been having trouble exporting, update now. Cinemek Storyboard Composer (a.k.a. Hitchcock) 1.1.3 Fixed a bug with PDF Export (great news!) Action Log Pro 1.2.1 Fixed a major bug that

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Spend the holiday with Inglourious Basterds

Looking for a little light holiday reading? We’ve got just the thing… Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. At $13.99, the price is a bit steep. But for any writers-in-training, this screenplay is a must read. Whether you love or hate his films, you have to admit that Tarantino has a knack for engaging dialogue, and explosive tension. “I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing.” The screenplay comes nestled inside the very elegant Iceberg ebook reader. If you haven’t read any of the Iceberg powered books yet (there’s thousands of them in the app store), it’s

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Meow hear this! We review Save the Cat!

Writers who’ve enjoyed Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need, will likely be thrilled by the new Save The Cat! ($19.99) app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about should run out, buy this book, read it, and then come back.

…we’ll wait…

In his books, author Blake Snyder teaches his system for perfecting the craft of screenwriting. He introduces tools and techniques designed to focus and inspire. He begins by stressing the importance of a powerful log-line, and then guides you in picking the perfect genre. After that, he helps you build a 15 step beat sheet, and then explains how to structure everything on a board with 40 index cards. 

Snyder knows structure, and it shows in his techniques. The Save the Cat! app brings those techniques to the mobile screenwriter.

Let’s check it out!

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I.M.D.B. on the I.P.H.O.N.E.

When I heard that the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) finally had its own iPhone app, I must admit, I was pretty unenthusiastic. There are already a ton of apps that searched the database, some of which I like quite a bit. But after trying out the official IMDB app, I’m hooked.

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Live Video Broadcasts from your iPhone

iPhone owning Journalists have just been given an early holiday present. Apple has approved Ustream Live Broadacaster for the iPhone 3G & 3GS. This free app lets you stream LIVE video (and audio) over a Wifi or 3G connection, directly to the web. Your feed can be viewed on the Ustream website by anyone who knows your Usteam username, or the URL for your broadcast. You can even alert your twitter followers whenever you begin broadcasting! Your viewers can interact with you, and each other, via live text chat. When you’re done with your broadcast, you have the option of saving

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Screenplay improves Final Draft FDX support

Sure they had it in there before, but now they REALLY have it in there.  With yesterday’s release of Screenplay 1.1.5, you can now import and export your Final Draft scripts with full FDX support.  According to Black Mana Studios, the FDX data remains intact, and no longer gets all futzed up (my word, not theirs). Also new is the ability to add multiple paragraphs BEFORE the first scene.  So, if you’re aching to precede your masterwork with a quote from Shakespeare, or a recipe for Lobster Bisque, you can now do so with wild abandon. It might also be useful

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Hitchcock gets a Makeover

Hitchcock, the insanely cool storyboard tool for iPhone, just got a new name, Cinemek Storyboard Composer. So, why the change? Several weeks back, Cinemek received a cease and desist order from the Hitchcock estate. Jonathan Houser, the app’s designer, told us that despite the estate having no trademark on the Hitchcock name, he decided to replace the title out of respect to the late director, adding, “It was only intended as an homage.” You can find the newly branded app in the App Store. If you’d like to learn more about Storyboard Composer’s upcoming features, check out our interview with Jonathan

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VideoSpace helps justify your ludicrous hard drive spending

Digital Heaven, a company best known for its innovative Final Cut Pro companion products, has just released an update to its video file-size calculator. Available as a free web app, VideoSpace v3 adds support for new ProRes codecs introduced in Final Cut Pro 7.  And since it’s a web app, it should work with any pint-sized web browser, not just the iPhone. Point your pocket to www.videospaceonline.com …and get ready to gasp in horror when you realize that you’ll need another 5 terabytes to finish your Elvis figurine documentary.

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ProPrompter gets F-A-S-T, resized, and CAPPED.

Bodelin has released an update for its outstanding iPhone teleprompter app, ProPrompter.  Version 1.2 brings some welcome changes, including new font sizes, additional scroll speeds (faster & slower), and the ability to switch your text to ALL CAPS. When we reviewed the ProPrompter Wing a few weeks back, we would have loved more font sizes, and a faster scroll. I’m don’t think the All Caps feature would have made much of a difference for us, but it’s a nice option to have. If you already own ProPrompter, don’t hesitate downloading the update.  If you’d like to know more about ProPrompter,

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