iOS Apps for Film Makers

30 Nov 2012 - Video Production, Professional Video, Mac & iOS Apps, Post-Production

iOS Apps for Film Makers

iPads and iOS devices are being used on set, in pre-production meetings and to write screenplays. The appeal is obvious: these are devices that are always with you. Free yourself from reams of notes, forms and lists. Access a dozen single-use devices from your touch screen. Improve your creative project with these low-cost, powerful digital tools.

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Pre-Production

Shot Lister
By Reel Apps Inc.

Shot Lister
Shot Lister revolutionizes the art of shot listing from pre-production to the minute by minute decisions on set. It's designed by experienced filmmakers to deliver the only solution that can build, organize, schedule and share shot lists digitally. Shooting a film never goes to plan, and now instead of scribbling over your printed out spreadsheet from a week ago, you can get back on track with a flick of a finger.
$14.99

Scripts Pro
By Inkless Ideas LLC

Scripts Pro
With Scripts Pro screenwriting app you can create, edit, or review your scripts whenever creativity strikes -- in the coffee shop, at home, or on the go. Designed specifically for film and television screenwriters to provide industry standard screenplay formatting and powerful editing capabilities in a beautiful interface. Scripts Pro even imports, exports, and preserves your Final Draft 8, Celtx, and formatted Text files from most desktop software.
$8.49

Cinemek Storyboard Composer HD
By Cinemek Inc.

Cinemek Storyboard Composer HD
Create compelling real time pre-visualizations and storyboards of your ideas on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with Storyboard Composer HD. Simply take a photo, drop in characters, add camera or scene direction, then play the project back in real time. This version of Storyboard Composer allows you to share your .CSC file with other users who own Storyboard Composer as well as Organize your scenes more efficiently.
$31.99

Producer
By True Hero Studio

Producer
Producer is a production assistance app that brings it all together for you and your crew. Designed to iron out complexity in film, still and live productions. Create and assign talent, crew and locations to your projects. Import them from your contacts or previous projects and so build a maintainable database of production assets. Keep all your scouted locations, booked talent and working crew in a database. Develop your library of support with information and notes from all your productions.
$15.99

On-Set

MovieSlate® (Clapperboard & Shot Log)
By PureBlend Software

MovieSlate
"MovieSlate® is the the Rolls-Royce of slates” says HandHeldHollywood.com. A convenient, all-in-one digital slate, clapper board, shot log, and notepad is used for film, TV, documentaries, music videos, and interviews, this professional production tool is the easy way to log footage and take notes as you shoot.
$25.99

Digital Clapperboard
By Joseph Allen

Digital Clapperboard
A FREE, simple-yet-professional, advanced clapperboard app with accurate sync and clear audible beep. Digital Clapperboard is a professional clapperboard application developed by a TV crew while they were producing a series of documentaries. If you're a beginner or student filmmaker, Digital Clapperboard is the perfect free clapper board app for professional use.
Free

ProPrompter
By Bodelin, Inc.

ProPrompter
Developed by professional teleprompter manufacturer Bodelin Technologies, ProPrompter allows you to use your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch as a smooth scrolling professional teleprompter. Scrolling is smooth and can be adjusted on-the-fly. Readability is excellent even in bright sunlight. Perfect for podcasts, field reporting, corporate videos, commercials, steadicams, jib shots, music videos and speeches.
$10.49

pCAM Film+Digital Calculator
By Thin Man Inc.

pCAM Film+Digital Calculator
Originally developed in 1998 for the Palm device, this award-winning app has become a time-tested industry standard. The developer's a working Camera Assistant who understands that calculations must be done quickly, simply, and on the run. Calculates: Depth of Field - Hyperfocal – Image Circle - Splits/Aperture Finder - Field of View (Picture Sizes) - Angle of View and much, much more.
$31.99

Artemis Director's Viewfinder
By Chemical Wedding

Artemis Director's Viewfinder
Designed for cinematographers and directors, Artemis works in much the same way as a traditional directors viewfinder. By selecting a camera, an aspect ratio and a group of lenses, Artemis allows you to compose shots with the same FOV as the lenses you will be shooting with. You can then save images, complete with focal length, GPS data, tilt angle, bearing and shot information. Perfect for location scouting or making storyboards. Also available on iPhone and iPod touch.
$31.99

DSLR Slate
By Chris Bayol

DSLR Slate
DSLR Slate is the perfect companion for the DSLR Filmmaker. As a Universal App, DSLR Slate runs natively on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Along with a color chart and selectable running timecode, DSLR Slate has all the traditional items for input such as Scene, Take, Framerate, Director, etc. DLSR Slate also provides unique items aimed specifically for DSLR cameras such as ISO Speed, Aperture, Shutter Speed, White Balance, Lens, Filter, and more.
$10.49

F65 Remote
By Sony Corporation

F65 Remote
Sony’s F65 Remote app for iPad is a powerful, intuitive new way to quickly access and change the most useful settings on the F65, including frame rate, shutter angle, and exposure index. You can also select and control files in SRMemory. This app can be run in Offline Mode as a simulation tool. Download the app ahead of time to familiarise yourself with the F65 camera. Manuals for the F65 and SR-R4 are included and readable on your iPad.
Free

Pocket Light Meter
By Nuwaste studios

Pocket Light Meter
A light meter that is always in your pocket. It is indispensable for film photography with all manual cameras. This app measures reflected light, and allows reciprocity calculations. The app uses the iPhone’s built-in camera, and gives you options for simulating the the shutter speed, f-stop and film speed. There’s a “HOLD” button that freezes the current image and settings, and a “SAVE” button to preserve them for later use. You can then tap a specific portion of the screen for accurate spot metering.
Free

Post-Production

Cut Notes
By Digital Rebellion LLC

Cut Notes
Cut Notes opens up a whole new world of utility for the iPad in Post Production. With a single tap of a Note Key, you can add notes of any length instantly, right at the current timecode position. Cut Notes frees you from looking at what you're writing and instead allows you to focus on what's important: the cut. Cut Notes can also be synchronized directly to your Final Cut Pro 6 or 7 or Premiere Pro CS 6 (Mac only) timeline.
$10.49

AJA DataCalc
By Digital Rebellion LLC

AJA DataCalc
AJA DataCalc allows you to change settings and calculate storage requirements in a single screen with simple controls and a clear concise display. Designed for video professionals, this application works with all the most popular industry video formats and compression methods, including Apple ProRes, DVCProHD, HDV, XDCAM, DV, CineForm, REDCODE, Avid DNxHD, Apple Intermediate, 16 bit RGB and RGBA, uncompressed, and more. Video standards supported include NTSC, PAL, 1080i, 1080p, 720p, 2K and 4K.
$10.49

Technicolor
By Technicolor Creative Services USA, Inc

Technicolor
Ever needed to know how long 1,000 feet of 35mm 4 perf film equals in running time? How about 1,000 feet of Vista Vision 8 perf? “Film” will give you film footage to timecode calculations, as well as reverse lookup timecode to film. “Data Rate” helps you determine the storage requirements for your project. Based on codec specifications provided by Apple and Avid, this tool will calculate the storage needed for finishing codecs like Pro Res and DNX HD, as well as uncompressed file types.
Free