Since the release of the iPhone and later the iPad, there has been a continuous introduction of applications or apps for the video production market. Some have come and gone, but many have now become essential parts of our kit, providing convenience and in some cases replacing high-priced production equipment.
Some of the most useful apps are designed for use in pre-production and planning. Often replaces expensive desktop software and in some cases adds additional usability.
Scripting apps like script pro allow users to write scripts directly on your iPad using pop-up menus and shortcuts.
It is also compatible with industry standard software such as Final Draft. It also detects when an external keyboard is connected to the iPad and eliminates the onscreen keyboard for an even larger view.
Another extremely useful app is Hitchcock Storyboard Composer. This is a very well thought out storyboard app that allows the user to upload multiple images from your libraries, add music, notes and of course descriptions of the shots. It also emulates camera movements such as pan, tilt, and dolly movements. Your storyboard can then be exported as a PDF or even played as a movie.
Perhaps some of the most popular apps are those used for production such as B. Movie Slate or DSLR Slate, replacing the need for costly clapperboards.
The Filmtafel app does everything you need from a clapper and then some. You can create rich voice and visual annotations, export reports, and ingest footage into editing platforms like Final Cut Pro. You can also sync the timecode between cameras, between other iPads or iPhones with a clock time, and even sync with an iTunes song when recording a music video.
Telepromptor apps are also becoming increasingly popular. The Pro Promtor app allows you to edit the presentation text and has a customizable scrolling screen with text that you can adjust size and speed. Another handy feature is the ability to sync between iPads, allowing your presenter to speak to numerous cameras displaying the same text.
Several editing packages are also available, such as B. iMovie, a portable version of the popular desktop software for Mac. It’s surprisingly flexible with many of the usual features. Users can edit existing footage or capture more with the iPad camera’s built-in 1080p HD capability. Of course, this isn’t as good as a professional camcorder, but it’s very useful for recording planning, location scouting, and storyboarding.
And when you’re done, the sharing possibilities are endless. Upload it to YouTube or Vimeo, to a cloud or website, or even airplay it on a big screen TV.
iPhone and iPad have brought many new possibilities to the world of video production and I think video production is better for it.