With the recent news of Acclaimed South Korean director Park Chan-wook filming his entire new film, ‘Paranmanjang,’ on an iPhone 4, we want to to know, just how can an iOS device help film and tv production.
So here’s our pick of the best iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps for Broadcast, Television & Video Production and Filmmakers.
(Clicking on the app logo or the app name should open a link to the iTunes website if viewing on a Mac or PC, or will launch the App Store if viewing on an iPhone or iPad)
AJA DataRate Calculator | iPhone | Free
The AJA DataCalc computes storage requirements for professional video and audio media.
Now that the world of broadcasting has gone file-based, this is a great tool for working out storage an capturing requirements.
i-Prompt Pro | iPad | Free
Professional Tele-prompting software for your iPad. Use your Apple iPad as a professional teleprompter for location reporting, corporate video productions, info-mercials, video blogs, podcasts and all types of public event speaking.
Combined with a Datavision i-Remote Wired Remote Control and an iPMT iPad Mount this app makes for a handy ‘get-me-out-of-jail’ prompter. If you have a bit more money to spend, you can even get a traditional glass and hood – Datavideo iPad Prompter
AutoCAD WS | iPhone + iPad | Free
View, edit, and share your DWG™ files with anyone, anywhere. AutoCAD WS mobile app enables you to work with AutoCAD drawings directly on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Accurately annotate and revise drawings while you’re out of the office.
Great app for Engineers, Technical Directors, Lighting Directors etc. The ability to view DWG AutoCAD files is useful enough, but to be able to edit is fantastic.
Blackmagic Videohub | iPad | Free
Control your Videohub broadcast SDI routers from your iPad!
If you have any of the Blackmagic Design Video Routers, this app is a must – you can wirelessly control your router from your iPad over your WiFi network.
Emerald Time | iPhone + iPad | Free
The iPhone’s clock is pretty accurate. But we think several WHOLE SECONDS of error is too much! Emerald Time will show you the right time, usually to within 100 milliseconds of the coordinated standard atomic clocks, using Network Time Protocol.
Great for setting time of day timecode on VTRs or timecode generators (especially when you’re in an OB Truck!)
Easily stream live moments from your device and share with your friends, family, fans, followers and others — anytime, anywhere!
If you use, UStream, you can literally broadcast your iPhone’s video camera output to the world! Scary.
iPixPanel | iPad | £5.99
The iPixPanel application from Broadcast Pix, Inc. allows users of a Broadcast Pix™ Slate™ or Granite™ System to control their switcher system remotely from their iPad through a WiFi connection
No need for a physical vision mixer – you can switch sources on your iPad, over your WiFi network. Don’t even bother going into work.
Kromath | iPhone | £14.99
Realtime compositing just in the palm of your hand ! The most advanced 3D Chroma Keyer ever made for a mobile device.
Chroma keying in the field – Not sure there would ever be the need for such urgency? But useful and clever tool nonetheless.
CollabraCam | iPhone | £3.99
CollabraCam is the world’s first multi-camera video production iPhone app with live editing and director to camera communication.