Lots of apps will be mentioned in this Manual. Here is the full list – plus a few extras we think you’ll enjoy – with download and tutorial links.
ProShot (iOS / Android): Turns your smartphone camera into a little DSLR by giving you Auto, Program, Manual, and two fully configurable Custom modes and full manual control over exposure, ISO, shutter speed and white balance. Also does timelapse. Shoots jpeg, RAW and 4K videos. Here is a complete list of all features the app offers for Android, iPhones and even Windows phones. Watch here a Tutorial for ProShot.
Google Street View (iOS / Android): A perfect starter into 360° photos. The free app allows you not only to search and view 360° photography but to record your own 360° photos. Those images can be taken on your phone shared and embedded into websites.
Filmic Pro (iOS / Android): The most advanced app for filming video on a smartphone, with full control over focus, exposure, white balance, audio levels, microphone choice and more. But as most professional apps it is not for free. Watch here a Tutorial for Filmic Pro.
Cinema FV-5 (Android only): This app gives you control over focus, exposure, ISO, white balance and other core filming functions.
LumaFusion (iOS only): The most advanced video editing app currently available, designed to mimic most of the functions of professional desktop editors including multi-track editing, key-framing, colour adjustment, and support for branded fonts and graphics. Export at multiple frame-rates makes it suited to PAL and NTSC countries for television journalism. Here is a video tutorial for LumaFusion and here is link to their 200-page text guide.
KineMaster (iOS / Android): Most advanced multi-track video editing app for Android phones. Supports audio editing, addition of captions, titles and logo, and export at 25fps and 30fps, making it suitable for television journalism in both NTSC and PAL countries. Requires subscription payment to remove watermark. Watch here a Tutorial for KineMaster (for Android users).
Quik (iOS / Android): Quik is a simple yet powerful app for editing videos for social platforms and websites. It offers square, portrait and landscape settings, a wide range of royalty-free music, and the ability to add titles. Here is a Tutorial for Quik, and here is the user guide.
Animoto (iOS / Android): You can add photos or video clips from your Camera Roll, iCloud, or Facebook account, select a preset video style, choose a song from the built-in music library or upload your own, add captions and text slides. Easy and quick. Free app, but also available with more features as subscription model. Watch here a Tutorial for Animoto.
Apple Clips (iOS only): This superb app from Apple offers pre-made title cards, fun filters, speech-to-text captions and many more features for producing elegant social videos quickly. Watch here a Tutorial for Clips.
VideoLeap (iOS only): A relatively new app with high-end functions. Add videos, text and images to your video, use masking and blending, key framing and chroma key compositing. Watch here a Tutorial for VideoLeap.
Movie Maker (Android only): A simple editing app for Android phones, with the ability to add captions.
DIY Subtitle (iOS only): An iOS app that allows you to add captions, a logo and artwork. Less intuitive than Gravie, but free.
Movie Maker (Android only): A useful app for adding logos and captions to a video on Android phones. It’s also a simple video editing app.
AudioEvolution (Android only): The Ferrite equivalent for Android, regarding multi-track audio editing.
Adobe Spark Post (iOS only): Adds text and applies design filters to your photos and creates graphics to share on social platforms. Animates photos, e.g. for your instagram stories. Watch here a Tutorial for Adobe Spark Post.
Mayu (iOS only): Free alternative to Adobe Spark Post. Creates animated text and effects.
If you’re keen to try out more apps, we recommend exploring this huge iOS app list from Glen Mulcahy, or this iOS app list from Matthias Suessen, or this great selection of Android apps from Bernhard Lill.
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