Welcome once again to our Daily App Giveaway section of theappwhisperer. We value our readers so much we want to share our love of apps with you. That’s why we have created this new section as each day we will be giving away free apps.
Today we have Movie*Slate apps to giveaway, currently worth $24.99/£17.49. This professional film and video production tool is the easy way to log footage and take notes as you shoot— saving you valuable time later when capturing/editing, and creating reports. All at a mere fraction of a bulky digital clapperboard’s cost.
This app really is amazing, it was featured in Apple’s iPad TV ads and as many have said in the past, ‘Movie*Slate is the Rolls Royce of slates’, we would definitely agree with that.
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- Integrated slate and clapperboard
- Can lock slate orientation to Landscape or Portrait
- Edit production information directly on the slate
- Option to load Director, DP/Cameraman names from Contacts or History
- Quickly-increment numeric fields like: roll, scene, take
- Supports FPS rates: 15, 23.976 DF/NDF, 24, 25, 29.97 DF/NDF, 30, 50, 59.94 DF, 60, 72, 100, custom
- Digital timer display uses time-of-day, or free running clock time
- Super easy and fast to “jam” (set) timecode using specialized keypad
- Timecode continues even when the app is not running
- Sync timecode over Bluetooth to other iPhones & iPod touches (not 1st generation devices)
- Sync timecode to Music Video song in your iTunes library
Ready, Set, Clap
- Choose from various clapper stick designs
- Customize slate font, color, timecode color
- Add a custom production logo graphic
- Shake-to-clap (with optional delay)
- Detect external clapper sticks (like the MamboFrame)
- Credits leader and end animations
- Play and customize sound effects
- Auto-increment slate and take numbers
- Freeze timecode on clap
- Show color burst on clap
- Choose from over 20 flasher graphics— including various color bars
Timecode Sync Plugin
Connect a compatible audio cable from an LTC timecode source to the headphone jack of your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Once MovieSlate has detected the external timecode, the cable can be disconnected, and timecode is “jam synced”.
- Send/Receive LTC timecode via iOS device’s headphone jack
- Works with supported cameras, sound recorders, and TC generators
- Supported frame rates: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 NDF, 30
- Can auto start/shot MovieSlate shots when camera starts/stops
- Try before you buy— from MovieSlate’s Settings > Timecode Syncing
- WiFi syncs timecode with other MovieSlates (iOS devices)
Save camera meta-data to MovieSlate’s history log— right along with all of a shot’s production info. Reshoots can be a pain when you don’t know how the camera was set at the original shoot. MovieSlate makes it easy to save everything from aperture, ISO, and shutter speed to digital camera filenames. MovieSlate’s optimized keypad and snippets make it easy to enter your data quickly. For instance, when keypad-editing the Aperture field, the plus & minus buttons increment or decrement in one-third and one-half ƒ-stops.
All Camera Optics meta-data is saved with each shot to MovieSlate’s shot log History, so you can archive it, and find it later.
You can even capture camera meta-data visually for quick reference by post production. Just include Camera Optics fields in MovieSlate’s leader/end credit roll animations (which appear when photographing the slate at the start and end of a shot).
Shot Notes can help you later import just the footage you need. For instance, when shooting interviews you can create notes to document when a particular question was asked, or when something remarkable was said. Each note’s timecode stamp can help you poinpoint exactly which content to import.
Make continuity notes to keep track of everything from actor wardrobe, shot composition, and camera movement to weather conditions. These kind of notes can really help on reshoot days.
Notes appear in MovieSlate reports. Final Cut 7 imports MovieSlate notes as markers that appear right in the timeline and/or clip. Similarly, Avid Media Composer imports MovieSlate notes as “Locators”.