The App Store has been inundated with photo and video-related apps over the past couple of years, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given the significant advances that have been made with regards to smartphone camera tech. But it’s a fair assessment to make that a large portion of said apps seem to wallow in the pool of mediocrity, and only every now and then do we catch a real gem. Snapseed was a prime example of an image editor with a truly professional edge, and now, the app widely regarded as the best in show for videographers has just gone free!
FiLMiC Pro is much more than just your run-of-the-mill video effects app. In fact, those behind the creation claim that it beat off the likes of the Sony FS100 – worth a cool $5,000 – in blind audience tests, and with that kind of billing, you’re probably eager to see whether there’s any substance to the claims.
In fact, there is. As well as the clips below that illustrate just how darned good this app is, the repertoire of features available is very impressive indeed. You get real time, 4x zoom, a multitude of output frame rate options, audio monitoring and stereo recording support.
There’s a neat Event Mode, helping you to record and arrange your video meticulously, and variable bitrate options and multiple upload / sharing options, it provides everything you could need as a rookie director,
FiLMiC Pro for iPhone and iPad will usually set you back five bucks, which, in itself is a bit of a bargain. But the fact that it is now free of charge renders this a must-download, and even if you don’t plan on capturing any movies of your own in the near future, it would still make sense to grab it now – while it’s free – and have it saved in your iTunes account for safe-keeping.
Anyway, check out the clips below, which showcase just why FiLMiC Pro is considered among the strongest video-editing apps around, and be sure to leave your comments via the usual channels.
(Download: FiLMiC Pro for iOS on the App Store)
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