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Final Draft WRITER Now Available for iPad! In a related story, hell freezes over!

They said it would never happen. They said it couldn’t be done. And yet… Final Draft has just released Final Draft Writer for iPad, a feature rich screenwriting app that has the potential to take over the market. I’ve been posting about this app for over two years. Not too long ago, Final Draft teased screenwriters with the release of Final Draft Reader, which contained no writing functions what so ever. This flustered more than a few iPad users. Did they wait too long to provide a screenwriting solution? Are there too many competitors already in place?  How the hell should I

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CinePro is the hottest new video camera app on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

There’s a video camera app in town, and this one is a doozy! CinePro for iPhone offers an enormous degree of control, hidden behind in an absurdly intuitive interface, all for very little cash. In addition to controls for zoom, frame rate, ISO (say what?!), white balance, exposure, focus, and aspect ratio, the app also offers a huge selection of real-time filters (most of which require an additional purchase). Frankly, I don’t really care that much about the filters (even though I bought every one). I fell in love because of the clean layout, and ease of use. A recent update added

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Structure your screenplay with Index Card for iPhone

I’ve been a big fan of Index Card (for iPad) since its initial release in August of 2010. The app lets you create and organize digital index cards on a virtual cork board . It’s a great tool for iDevice owning writers who are looking for a little help structuring their stories. Now, DenVog has released a brand new version of Index Card made specifically for the iPhone!  Since an iPhone screen is so much smaller than an iPad’s, you can’t view a ton of cards at once. But, the developer has come up with a sweet way to quickly flip through

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KillerKeys for iPad Can Control Video Apps on your Mac & PC

There are approximately 3,000,000 booths at the NAB expo in Vegas (slight exaggeration), so very it’s easy to miss something cool, especially when major exhibitors are assaulting your senses with strobe lights and showgirls.  Thankfully, I DIDN’T miss KillerKeys, a brilliant suite of apps for Mac, PC and iPad. The desktop version of KillerKeys runs alongside your favorite apps (Photoshop, Premiere, Word, etc.) and allows you to create and customize floating pallets of shortcut buttons linked to application functions that would normally be buried within nested menus, or unfamiliar dialog boxes.  For example, let’s say you’re a Photoshop user, but

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SketchPad Pro Just Landed on KickStarter!

We first covered SketchPad Pro, the awesome looking storyboard app from Tikibone, in October of 2010. Back then, we reported it was coming soon. Now, we’re happy to tell you that it’s almost soon! But, before SketchPad Pro hits the App Store, Tikibone needs your help. To that end, the app now has its very own Kickstarter campaign! If you’re a storyboard artist (or aspiring to be one), and have been waiting for this puppy to be released, please consider helping Roger and Scott raise the money needed to finish development, and secure publishing.

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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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Cut Notes for iPad can now be used with Final Cut Pro X!

I dig Cut Notes ($7.99).  It’s an iPad app we’ve covered once or twice before. In a nutshell, Cut Notes let’s you use your iPad to quickly create a list of edit notes that can be imported into Final Cut Pro 7 as timeline markers. Making it all possible, is a conversion application for the Mac called Cut Notes Marker Importer.  The Mac app imports the file produced by Cut Notes, and then converts it into an XML file that can be read by Final Cut Pro 7.  And now, thanks to an update to the Marker Importer, your notes can now be brought

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Apple’s iMovie will now work on your iPad 1!

File this one under “whaaa?” There was a time when Apple’s consumer grade video editing app, iMovie ($4.99), was unavailable on the original iPad.  If you wanted to bask in the app’s cheesy glory, you were required to own an iPad 2 (presumably due to the extra strain on the processor). But, with the release of iMovie 1.3, that restriction has been lifted! Soccer moms rejoice! So, iPad 1 owner, are you excited to create your very first iMovie Trailer? Not so fast… It seems Apple still has you sitting at the kid’s table.  While you’re able to edit video

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‘Pro Audio To Go’ helps your iPhone capture high quality audio

Here’s a nifty audio app I’ve been wanting to tell you about for a while. Pro Audio To Go ($29.99) amps up your iPhone’s audio recording abilities by adding several professional, and time-saving features. First off, the app records 48k AIFF files. What does that mean? Simply put, 48k insures that your original sound will not be compressed into crud. My favorite feature is the ability to create custom EQ and gain presets for all your microphones. So, you might have your wireless lav set to record with a higher gain and deeper lows, while your shotgun mic preset could

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GIVEAWAY: ‘Close-Up Film Language Glossary’ Educates Aspiring Filmmakers

It’s time for an App Giveaway!  Hooray! Thanks to app developer AMMAa AG, we’re giving away 6 copies their filmmaking reference guide, The Close-Up Film Language Glossary ($2.99). This iPhone & iPad friendly app is perfect for up-and-coming filmmakers looking to beef up their movie making vocabulary.  Giveaway details are below. The app contains an array of terms, descriptions and definitions, all organized in an easy to navigate alphabetical list.  A search box is also provided, but I found its usefulness slightly limited since users can only search the terms, and not their definitions. There were a couple terms I didn’t find in the Glossary (i.e. Snap

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