Filmic Apps Bundle review

Filmic Apps Bundle review
Written by legend.robert


FiLMiC Firstlight

The app is great and very intuitive. I have only used it for a while and have not used it in a professional environment. The trigger is a bit slow, so before it appears in the camera roll, you are not sure if you have captured it. Be sure to use some type of stabilizer until you get used to the way it works, it is a good thing that they have a large shutter button. However, I do like the familiarity of FilMic Pro, and it has an anamorphic lens decompression function. I like that I can shoot RAW DNG and TIFF files, the histogram is there, it won’t get in the way. I have an iPhone 11 Pro max, so I can easily switch between all 4 lenses. Although I missed an important feature, I hope it will be a quick and simple update. Nice addition, but the interface is really lacking. Not a fan of rounded corners, especially because the final photo does not have rounded corners, nor does your video app. It’s just as good to place the shutter button in the upper right corner when shooting landscapes in a video app, and it’s more convenient to use with one hand. It is also annoying to switch the camera with two taps. So just to see my zoom lens and go back requires 4 clicks! Over time it became ridiculous. The biggest annoyance is that my iPhone rotation settings restored my exposure and focus gesture options. Very bad. This setting should have no effect on the camera application. The setting area can also be redesigned. The independent focus tap is also very convenient because after setting the exposure, you cannot refocus without resetting the exposure. You can’t exit the app without swiping up twice. Can’t even swipe to another app on iPhone X.


DoubleTake by FiLMiC Pro 

Use DoubleTake to record videos in a whole new way:

-Camera visualization: better than the director’s viewfinder! Use DoubleTake’s camera selector view to visualize all available cameras on your device. Use this view to help decide how to compose the shot and which camera you will choose.

-Shot/Reverse Shot: Capture all the organic and intimate interactions between two actors or the interviewer and the interviewee. Traditionally, filmmakers need to use two cameras and place them in a cumbersome “over the shoulder” position. With DoubleTake, you can place a device between the actors and put the audience in the middle of the conversation.

-Multi-lens: Simultaneously capture two different focal lengths of the same object. Use DoubleTake with ultra-wide-angle lenses (iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, and 11 only) and Tele to capture the fixed lens and entry point of the subject at the same time. Or use any other front and rear lens combination for unparalleled multi-lens shooting.

-PiP or Discreet: The DoubleTake interface allows you to use the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) window to simultaneously view the two cameras captured by the video. You can move this picture-in-picture on the screen, click to zoom in or slide it away when it distracts (the second video will continue to be recorded). With DoubleTake, you can decide whether to record the video as a separate discrete file or a composite video, which contains the animated picture-in-picture window you see on the screen.

-Split screen: Doubletake also allows you to use any two cameras to create a 50/50 split screen effect and save it as a single video. This is great for capturing fascinating interviews, or any scene where both aspects of the story need to be equally weighted on the screen.

-Focus and exposure control: DoubleTake allows you to use our unified marker settings and lock the focus and exposure of the two cameras when shooting in multiple cameras. Just click anywhere to use the marker to set the area of ​​interest, and then click again to lock or unlock. Our easy-to-use camera switcher allows you to easily move between A and B cameras during recording to adjust focus and exposure independently of each other.

Video specifications:

-Full-frame focus and exposure can achieve smooth and easy autofocus and exposure adjustments.

-Optional broadcast frame rates: 24fps, 25fps, and 30fps, depending on your project requirements.

-1080p video is encoded at a high bit rate for the highest quality. (Note: 1080p video is the maximum resolution for multi-camera shooting supported by Apple API).

-Composite picture-in-picture or discreet video files recorded separately as .h264 .mov files are saved to DoubleTake’s internal library that supports batch export to camera roll.



FiLMiC Pro

I purchased this app because I have heard a lot of good things about it, and I would say that the many tips provided by this app left a deep impression on me. However, what has disappointed me time and time again is that the application keeps crashing when using high frame rates, not even for that long. When entering the comment section of the app, it freezes and I will view the video I took in it. I have also had cases where the application enters mirror mode when switching resolutions, and I am sure this shouldn’t happen. The image became upside-down and upside-down from left to right, so I couldn’t record until I completely closed the application, and sometimes even had to turn off my phone. My focus and exposure dials randomly started to turn on me, and I also changed the exposure settings, even though I had locked them. In general, I am disappointed because I have never encountered these problems with ProMovie recorders, for only three dollars, I have heard amazing things about this app. These errors can be resolved. I will be 100% satisfied because this app offers a lot of great things. I really like this app, I don’t want to leave a negative impression-this is the best movie-making app in existence, and there is nothing better than this when it comes to smartphone camera photography! But I have a feature that I really want to see in this app, it can make it perfect, that is, you can choose to shoot with more aspect ratios than currently available. For example, I would love to see 1.85:1 and 1.50:1, but I have a very specific requirement, that is to be able to view with an aspect ratio of 1.66:1-this was actually possible in previous versions of this application If what I see is correct-because this is my favorite aspect ratio when shooting projects. I don’t know how difficult it will be to add these features to the app, but it’s my dream to see more tailoring guides introduced. 


FiLMiC Remote

FiLMiC Remote provides wireless control and monitoring for your FiLMiC Pro experience. FiLMiC Remote puts your spare iOS device into the production process.

Remote v3 provides three functional modes: Control, Monitor, and Director.

The control mode provides a familiar FiLMiC Pro interface for complete remote camera control of hard-to-reach camera positions (such as sliders, cantilevers, car brackets, microphone brackets, or other eye-catching live cameras positions). Set up your FiLMiC Pro device, then control all settings and recording from the remote control:

-Start/stop recording function.

-Focus/exposure markings are placed and locked.

-Manual control of dual arc slider for focus and exposure.

-Pull to focus and exposure pull.

-Create and load FiLMiC Pro presets from FiLMiC Remote.

The monitor mode provides you with movie production capabilities at a fraction of the cost, and provides a quad display with the following powerful analysis functions:

-Video preview: A reference video used to analyze the screen.

-Waveform monitor: visually identify the signal brightness from left to right in the video source. Used in conjunction with the video preview, it can provide a quick snapshot of the video’s brightness.

-Vector range: display the color saturation of the entire image by channel.

-Histogram: RGB composition, brightness, area, and RGB channels.

The director mode provides a clean video preview. This is very suitable for directors, producers, or staff to provide remote monitoring and production equipment.

You can switch between modes at any time to check analysis and synthesis. The remote control can also be set to “preview only” mode, allowing the camera operator to perform all control from the device running FiLMiC Pro, and allowing the remote control to be used for monitoring only. 

I want to transition from focusing on the character in the foreground to the character in the background gently and smoothly. Filmic Pro has this function. You can set two focal lengths and set the speed from one focal length to another. It can be fast or very slow or somewhere in between. This is buttery smooth.

But when you perform this operation with the remote control, the lag will cause the signal from the remote control to not smoothly change the focus when you start the smooth process of switching from one focus to another. The mobile phone has no signal change for the time being, so there is nothing. Then, when the remote device finishes smoothly changing its focus, the signal is sent to the recording phone. Therefore, when you play a video, what you have is a buttery smooth reverse side. This is a jagged capture from one focal length to another. It makes the best functions of the remote control almost impossible to use

Advertisment Free Preview / Save Article in google docs

Please wait 40 seconds.

Preview Now

About the author


Leave a Comment