I’ve blogged on iPhone filmic shizzle before and I thought I would post about an App that has been around for a while – Filmic Pro. It costs £2.99 and in my opinion it’s a bargain. Why? Let me tell you.
For a while I’ve been talking about the iPhones lack of functionality in regards to video and how I feel they are not really putting enough development into this part of the device. Things like camera quality and limited manual functions make the iPhone overpriced and not great value considering the other phones on the market – l’ll be honest the only reason I love my iPhone is the design, the size, the fact that everything just works and, well I’m an Apple fan (although it’s starting to wear off due to some of what I’m blogging about).
However, after downloading Filmic Pro my attitude does soften slightly (but also raises other issues that I’ll talk about later) as it makes the camera on the phone a lot more suitable to filmmakers as it provides more manual settings. Below is a list of what I like about the app.
1: Shutter speed controls – good for slowing things down in post (although I’m yet to work out if this is just an optical illusion…)
2: Manual focus – you are able to pick a point of focus and keep it.
3: Aperture – no more light changes.
4: Customizable pre-sets.
5: Time lapse – always good fun.
(Other notable things that are gimmicky are the on/off flash switch, audio metering and exporting to places like vimeo etc.)
It’s a great app that does go some way to sorting a few things out but it’s never going to result in you throwing your DSLR away…However, and there’s always a “however” – the app does re-enforce what I already know and it is this – STORAGE! When oh when are Apple going to get their best developers to start creating an iPhone with some sort of flash storage! I mean how hard would it be to have a micro SD slot so that you can shoot and not worry about having to remove items off your device to compensate! I mean SanDisk to a 64GB micro SD card – that would be immense. Seriously Apple, GET YOUR S*%T together and stop piddling about!
Anyway the App is lots of fun and solves some problems but re-enforces others. Till next time.