By Tom Khazoyan, Producer/Director, 10X Productions


Tom%20with%20iphoneI have been developing training for beginning filmmakers using mobile devices so I’ve been spending a lot of time researching and experimenting with video apps for the Apple iPhone. What follows is my attempt to capture some impressions of some of the key video camera apps for the iPhone to give you a sense of their strengths and weaknesses. I hope it’s helpful to you as you are engaging in iPhone filmmaking.

As I discuss the apps below, I’m looking at ease of use and manual controls as well as image quality. Basically, you need a camera that will let you control key functions of focus, exposure, and white balance to get a professional image. All of the apps reviewed give you this capability, but they have different ways to get there.

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By Tom Khazoyan - Producer/Director, 10X Productions

In my pursuit of the ideal suite of tools for filmmaking on mobile devices, I had to test out the editing apps. The idea of filming and editing and delivering a complete video program or short film without ever leaving your iPhone or iPad intrigues me. The camera apps I have reviewed in the past convince me that you can shoot something that is ‘professional grade.’ But what about editing? Here’s what I found from my tests with several of the most popular iPad and iPhone editing apps.

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