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Apps

App Store “Stories” are promoting interesting apps for filmmakers

Is it just me or has the App Store been especially friendly to filmmakers lately? Recently, Apple has published a bunch of Stories (their name for a collection of related apps) that feature exciting and semi-useful apps for mobile media makers. Here’s a quick sampling: “Shoot it Short and Funky” features 7 unique video camera apps. “Start a Summer Video Project” contains 9 apps for shooting & post-work. “Apps for Stage Actors” (also applies to film actors) has 10 excellent tools for a script reading, rehearsing, annotating, and blocking. And here’s another from the past: “From Script to Screen” contains features

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Apps

O.P.N. for APRIL 11th, 2019

Welcome to another edition of Other People’s News. Here are a few of the more interesting info-nuggets I’ve recently spotted around the web-o-sphere: 9to5 Mac covers a few of the biggest announcements from this year’s NAB conference, including FiLMiC Pro’s new companion app, FiLMiC Audio. This new app turns your old iOS devices (like that old iPhone 6 sitting in your closet) into wireless microphones! The article also covers FiLMiC Pro’s support for the Movi gimbal, as well as new updates from LumaFusion and Gnarbox. Read it here: https://9to5mac.com/2019/04/10/nab-2019-mobile-video-editing-lumafusion-2-0-filmic-pro-gnarbox/.  For extra credit, here’s NoFilmSchool.com’s video of the FiLMiC updates in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_pyIYxUocQ

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Apps

Apple Highlights Filmmaking Apps

The iOS App Store’s “Today Tab” just got a lot more interesting! Apple has highlighted a small collection of high-quality apps for iPhone and iPad owning filmmakers. The feature called “Pro Tip: From Script to Screen” lists four apps for preproduction, five for use on set, and another four for postproduction. While it’s a good list, it’s far from complete. Take a look in our APP DIRECTORY for a more comprehensive collection. Here are all of the apps listed in Apple’s feature. Preproduction On Set Postproduction

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Apps

Panoptik’s Timecode Calculator (Giveaway!)

During post production of my new short, 2084, I had to manage a LOT of visual effects.  Every shot in the film consisted of multiple rendered layers.  This often led to some fairly complex timecode calculations. Thankfully, I own a powerful timecode calculator app called, appropriately enough, Timecode ($6.99)!  If you’re not already familiar with Timecode, it’s an easy to use iPhone app for quickly and precisely performing timecode and film unit calculations.  In addition to calculating, it can also perform lighting-fast conversions.  Panoptik, the app’s developer, has just released a brand new version, bringing with it a beautifully revamped interface. To celebrate 2084’s upcoming release

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Gear

iPhone 5C? Yawn. iPhone 5S with 120fps? AWESOME!

Apple made a few major announcements today. They reminded us that iOS 7 (with iRadio) is just around the corner, and touted their iWork and iLife apps which are now FREE on all new iOS devices. More on that in a moment. Apple’s BIG news came in the form of two new iPhone models: the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C — neither of which should be surprising to anyone who’s read the news lately. The iPhone 5C is a colorful, plastic revision that contains much of the same technology that powered the iPhone 5. The 16GB model runs $99,

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Announcements

Touch Edit and Cine Meter at San Francisco SuperMeet TONIGHT!

If you’re in the San Francisco area (for Macworld, perhaps) and you want to check out two of the coolest new iOS filmmaking apps, make sure to swing by tonight’s 12th Annual SuperMeet. In addition to all kinds of brilliant guest speakers, awesome vendors, and a mind-blowing raffle, you’ll get to watch professional editor Dan Lebental, A.C.E. demonstrate his brand new video editing tool Touch Edit, an app that uses gestures and touch commands to capture the spirit of classical filmmaking while offering cutting-edge digital editing capabilities. But wait, there’s more! You’ll ALSO get to watch video pro and tech author

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Apps

Vimeo’s iPhone app loses its editing tools. Hooray!

Vimeo, YouTube’s significantly better dressed cousin, has just updated its iOS app. Aside from adding background video uploading, easier sharing on social networks, and some welcome interface refinements, the big news here is that Vimeo ditched one of the app’s marquee features: video editing. HOORAY! Why is this a good thing? Because it’s a clear indication that iOS based video editing has evolved to the point where mediocre tools are no longer relevant.

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Apps

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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Apps

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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Gear

Should you upgrade to the New iPad? A filmmaker’s perspective.

I’ve been banging on Apple’s newest iDevice since Friday morning, and I’m ready to offer my answer to this burning question: Should mobile filmmakers run screaming to the nearest Apple store to grab the new iPad? Answer: Yes. There. I just saved you the trouble of scrolling to the bottom of this post. You’re welcome.  With that out of the way, let’s take a quick look at Cupertino’s latest offering. RETINA DISPLAY The most significant aspect of the upgrade is the iPad’s new Retina Display. It contains 4 times as many pixels as its predecessor, for a total resolution of

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