The number one app that i’m using on ios right now and why hey it’s justin brown here from primal video, where we help you grow an audience and scale your revenue with online video. If you’re seeing value in this video make sure you’re giving it a thumbs up, it really makes a huge difference and all the links to everything i mentioned in this video you’ll find linked in the description box below let’s jump into it. Now, with a quick app installed, you can easily unlock a ton of advanced functionality to take your results even further, when you’re filming with your iphone but there’s a lot of apps out there to choose from and they’re, certainly not made equal, so we’re going to skip Through the ones that aren’t worth your time and we’re going to jump straight to our short list of the top options, now each one has their advantages and disadvantages, including different features. Levels of complexity and pricing models so make sure you’re sticking around, as we run through each one to make sure you’re getting the one that is the best fit for you. So the first app on our short list is called pro movie recorder, and this one has a really simple, really intuitive interface there’s, no need to dive into menus upon menus to unlock all of the advanced settings. As most of the things that you want access to are right on that main screen to do things like lock down your focus and exposure, you can just tap on the areas on your screen or you’ve got full access to all of those things across the bottom Of your screen, so, if you want to say, adjust your shutter, you just tap down the bottom and then, on the right hand, side you get your shutter speed adjustment.
That appears, and you can easily see at any time if you do have any of those settings locked down or manually, set because there’ll be a red line under each one of those settings. Now. One thing i think, that’s, a great addition in here is the built in exposure meter down the bottom left hand corner again. This is something that you normally only see in actual cameras, but this gives you quick access to see if your shot is exposed correctly. Now, when you do jump into the settings, you’ll see that there’s also support for things like anamorphic lenses and even the ability to connect this up to an external display. Now i also like that there’s really quick access for changing your recording quality and settings as well. Right from the front screen, and even though you can’t set a specific bit rate for your video quality, it at least tells you what the bit rate is for the preset settings that you’ve got access to now. This is something that some of the other apps don’t do now in terms of the downsides or the things to be aware of. While this app does pack a punch and does have a lot of features in there, it’s, definitely not as advanced or as feature rich. As some of the other options, we’ve got coming up and the other thing that i’ve noticed is that some of the app icons actually get cropped off on the side of the screen.
So not a deal breaker, but something to be aware of now. In terms of pricing, there is a free version of this app available, but it does have a watermark on any videos you produce so you’re, better off paying for the unlocked version, which is only going to set you back 2.99, so ridiculously cheap. Considering what you’re getting access to so, i would say this app is a good option for someone who is looking for simplicity, but still looking for a decent step up from the built in apps on our phones. If you’re someone who’s looking for more advanced features and more control, then that’s, where some of the next apps are going to be better suited for you, so the next app is filmic pro now. This is one that we’ve spoken about quite a bit on our channel and, if you’re interested in seeing a full step by step, walkthrough and how to use and how to set up filmic pro, then i’ll link that up in the cards so filmic pro is a Really clean, simple, easy to use interface with all the information that you need easily accessible. So, while you’re filming with just a quick glance, you can access all the information you need, including stuff. Like your battery level, the amount of storage you’ve got left your volume levels and volume controls, and you can also easily bring up overlays, while you’re recording, like focus, peaking and zebra lines. It’S also got a really simple menu system.
Some of the apps out there you’ve got to dive into menus upon menus to find stuff. You don’t have that issue with filmic pro in terms of usability, it’s, really easy to do things like lock down your focus or your exposure just by tapping on those areas. On the screen, or if you want to dive into some more advanced granular controls, then again with another press button, you’re able to access those at a moment’s notice as well. So again, this is way smoother than some of the other options out. There it’s also got probably the largest hardware support of any app as well for things like external lenses or gimbals and stabilizers, and just like movie pro, if you are going to be using anamorphic lenses, it’s also got the d squeezing capability built in as well, but Filmic pro also gives you access to eight different aspect ratios that you can either use as guides to overlay, while you’re filming or you can also crop to these guides, meaning that you’re in video that you’re going to be saving out is actually recorded. In that aspect ratio you also have the ability to make and save presets, so you could have presets for when you’re shooting in 4k, maybe 24 frames per second, maybe another preset for 4k 60 frames per second or 1080p slow mo again all to speed things up. While you’re, actually creating content and again just like pro movie recorder, filmic pro also has clean hdmi output capabilities too, but in terms of monitoring and remote control.
Filmic pro also has a filmic remote app that you can get and install on an additional device, meaning that you can remotely control and monitor your primary filming device from a second device too now, while there’s lots of white balance and color settings adjustments already inside of Filmic pro, you can also pay to unlock their cinematographer kit, which will give you access to additional color profiles like a log and a flat color profile, all to again give you more control. Over your end, video output, there’s also an additional app by filmic, called double. Take – and this will let you record multiple cameras from your device at the same time and switch between them, while you’re recording so that’s, not really something. I can see myself using but it’s a pretty cool feature now in terms of the downsides or the things to be aware of in terms of recording quality, specifically the bit rate. When you go into settings to make adjustments to it, your options are economy, apple, standard, filmic, quality and filmic extreme, with obviously filming extreme being the best quality that you can record at, but it doesn’t specifically tell you what the bit rates are for each of those Preset levels, and the only other thing which again is really minor, is the volume level slider bar is actually pretty hard to find unless you know where it is so pro tip, it’s right down the bottom in the middle of your screen and that’s, something we’ve had A lot of comments around people, not finding that now in terms of pricing filmic pro currently sells for 14.
99 in the app store. If you want to unlock the cinematographer kit, that is an additional in app purchase of 13.99 and for the filmic remote app that’s, going to cost you 9.99, but know that you can get bundles in the app store for a cheaper rate. The next app on the shortlist is mavis or mavis, and this one, i would say, is hands down the most professional app when it comes to filming on your iphone you’ll, see immediately when you open the app the amount of features and control that is in here. This really mimics what you would find on a professional camera in terms of all the scopes and monitors, but even the way that the buttons look, they really do mimic what you would find on a real camera. So this is not the most intuitive or the easiest to use app. It is going to take you some time, especially if you’re an absolute beginner to this stuff, to find your way around and to get up to speed using it. But if you are someone who is on that more professional end of things, you’ll feel right at home, pretty quick. Now, if that primary interface is a little overwhelming, or you want to free up some of your screen real estate for when you’re actually recording, then you can press the button down. The bottom left hand corner, and it will give you a more minimalist look it’s going to shrink everything down and give you a much cleaner interface now in terms of the settings and the menu area, there really isn’t too much in there, where you can get bogged Down or overwhelmed in that area, but i think that’s, because a lot of the functionality is driven from that front main screen now in terms of hardware.
Support is definitely not up there with the likes of filmic pro, but you can pay to unlock integration with the zhuan smooth 4 gimbal. Now, in terms of pricing, the app itself is actually free, but to unlock a lot of the more advanced features and controls and things you will need to purchase either the individual, unlocking packs for the settings that you’d like to unlock so there’s a pack for unlocking The gimbal support time code, pro tools, recording formats and even viewfinder settings, or you can unlock everything in a bundle for 17.99. So unlocking this app is really where the power comes in you’ll. Be able to use things like the focus peaking like the expanded focus for manual focusing assistance you’ll also be able to specify any frame rate. Anything from three frames per second right up to 240 frames per second and yes, there’s presets in there for all the standard frame rates. But you can actually dial in whichever frame rate you’d like and you’ll, also be able to specify your bit rates for recording anything from 10 megabits per second right up to 100 megabits per second. So i think this is an amazing app, definitely aimed at the more professional side of things. I think an absolute beginner is just going to be overwhelmed and lost in here, but if you’re looking for the most professional toolkit that mimics what you would find on a lot of professional cameras, then mavis could be the one for you now there’s one more app That i just had to mention in this video, the more i used it, the more i loved it and the app is called protake now.
This app, i think, is a really interesting one. It packs a punch in terms of the advanced features and functionality that it has. It probably doesn’t have as many features as filmic pro or as mavis, but what it does have is some new additions which are actually pretty cool. The overall interface is something that’s again really easy to use really intuitive i’d say it’s, probably a mix of pro movie recorder and filmic pro it’s, definitely not as complicated as mavis, but there’s, also essentially, four different modes that this app can run in you’ve got your Default camera mode, which is auto where a lot of your pro functionality is just hidden from the main screen. You’Ve got the pro mode, which is kind of a hybrid between what you see on filmic pro and in mavis. You’Ve got a dual recording mode, which is the equivalent of the double take app for filmic pro, where you can record two cameras at once or as one video file with both cameras combined either as a picture in picture or as a 50 50 screen split and The other mode that you’ve got is called portrait mode, so you can think of this like portrait mode for when you’re taking photos on your camera. But this is for video. So what it’s going to do is add that shallow depth of field or that blurry background, look to your videos and there’s two options that you’ve got for doing this.
The first mode is called visual, and this is where it’s just done with their ai technology to work out what should be blurred and what shouldn’t or the other mode, which i think is really cool, is the lidar mode, so it’s using the lidar detector to actually Sense and measure the depth in your shot so it’s getting you much more accurate results as to what should be blurred. In the background of your video now i was actually pretty impressed when i was playing with this. The results definitely aren’t perfect, but they’re, pretty damn good. Considering what it’s doing and when you’re in this portrait or blurry background mode, you actually get to choose the amount of blur that you want to have happen as if it’s mimicking the f stop on a real life camera lens. Now, as for some of the other features, you’ve got a built in beauty mode, which is something that you’ve kind of seen on samsung phones for quite a while, where you can adjust the smoothness of your skin, your chin size. You can also make adjustments to your eye circles, iris and teeth. Maybe there’s hope for me yet, but beauty mode aside in under looks there’s lots of different filming profiles or looks that you can apply to your videos as well. So, for example, you’ve got log c, alexa 709, a vlog, preset and lots of other ones in here to choose from now in terms of hardware, support, there’s support for the zhu and gimbals anamorphic lenses and depth of field adapters and there’s.
Also, a cool feature in here where you get notified, while you’re recording, if there are any dropped frames now in terms of pricing, this is another one where the app itself is actually free, but it is a restricted or limited experience to unlock everything. This one is a subscription model where you need to pay 19.99 per year to get access to it all, but what that also means is you can download the free version and have a play around before you commit to the subscription. So i think pro take is a bit of an interesting one, it’s, definitely not on the level as filmic pro or as mavis in terms of professional features. It’S got a lot of that stuff built in as well, but it’s also got the extra stuff in there. Like the blurring background feature using lidar and having that dual camera recording built in all, while it’s got a pretty simple, pretty intuitive interface, so those are the top apps on my short list now i’ve had to pick one overall winner. It is going to go again.