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Software that can help you get a job done a little better or a little faster than before.   This is an regularly updated directory of 349 (and counting) mobile, tablet, and now desktop applications. We only include apps made for and used by film, television, and digital media professionals.

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155 results

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  • Note: According to Apple, "almost all" iPhone apps work with the iPad

App Details
Added
Cost
Popularity
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3cp Image Control Pro

1328237176

2/2012

9999

$99.99

163  
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3D Slate

1353144220

11/2012

1499

$14.99

121  
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Academy Color Predictor

1396916750

4/2014

0

Free

1178  
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Action Log Pro

1283096700

8/2010

3299

$32.99

338  
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ActorsRez

1297455391

2/2011

499

$4.99

127  
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Adobe Lightroom for iPad

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for directors and cinematographers
  • Capture the moment and make it your own with Adobe Lightroom. Get essential tools to craft incredible images everyday, everywhere — whether you’re a beginner or a pro. It’s all your photography. ... More »
  • App made by Adobe@lightroom
1429676942

4/2015

0

Free

161  
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Adobe Voice

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for directors and producers
  • App Store Editors’ Choice. #1 Best New App. “One of the simplest, most creative, most joyous apps ever written.” — David Pogue, Yahoo! Tech Voice helps you create stunning animated videos ... More »
  • App made by Adobe@adobevoice
1418971164

12/2014

0

Free

523  
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Air Display 2

1328237610

2/2012

499

$4.99

172  
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Ambient LockitSCRIPT

1405017069

7/2014

4499

$44.99

816  
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American Cinematographer

1354437069

12/2012

0

Free

1006  
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AOTG

1328135360

2/2012

0

Free

149  
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Art Department Continuity Pro

1373762141

7/2013

4999

$49.99

329  
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Artemis HD (Director's Viewfinder for iPad)

1326872810

1/2012

2999

$29.99

210  
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Avid Scorch

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for editors
  • The Avid® Scorch® app transforms your iPad mobile device into an interactive music stand, score library, and sheet music store. With this powerful app, viewing beautiful scores is just the beginning ... More »
  • App made by Avid@Avid
1328231803

2/2012

199

$1.99

238  
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Blackmagic Videohub

1380231845

9/2013

0

Free

155  
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Blux Movie

1422924517

2/2015

199

$1.99

209  
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Camera for iPad

1291967040

12/2010

099

$0.99

168  
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Camera Order

1322191077

11/2011

1999

$19.99

809  
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Celtx Scout

1353142969

11/2012

499

$4.99

365  
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Celtx Script

1281466200

8/2010

499

$4.99

154  
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Celtx Shots

1333756800

4/2012

499

$4.99

655  
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Cinefex

1386355219

12/2013

0

Free

472  
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Cinema Forms

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for producers
  • Cinematography is a highly mobile business. Meetings, negotiations, and productions are frequently performed outside of the studio. Cinema Forms app is a powerful tool that allows you to create, manag ... More »
  • App made by ikan International Corp.@ikancorp
1353143567

11/2012

999

$9.99

352  
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CinePlay

1366929093

4/2013

999

$9.99

170  
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CinePro

1340485080

6/2012

099

$0.99

273  
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CollabraCam

1354436175

12/2012

499

$4.99

149  
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COPRA4

1304460228

5/2011

0

Free

247  
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Costume Continuity Pro

1373761856

7/2013

4999

$49.99

353  
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Cross Process

1370651836

6/2013

199

$1.99

134  
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Cut Notes

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for editors
  • Cut Notes is an iPad note-taking app for post production professionals. Take notes on the fly using quick preset buttons, all synced to the timecode of your editing application. Used worldwide by stud ... More »
  • App made by Digital Rebellion LLC
1366928893

4/2013

1299

$12.99

152  
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Dailies Viewer

1375988074

8/2013

6999

$69.99

465  
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Dale Grahn Color

1359065358

1/2013

399

$3.99

164  
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DataCalc Pro

1380514637

9/2013

499

$4.99

251  
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DGA Quarterly

1333757114

4/2012

199

$1.99

106  
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DigiSlate

1434828852

6/2015

0

Free

101  
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DOFMaster

1283096940

8/2010

199

$1.99

126  
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Dropbox

1254239063

9/2009

0

Free

113  
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DSLR Slate

1277835789

6/2010

999

$9.99

112  
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Duet Display

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for directors and editors
  • Duet Display allows you to use your iPad or iPhone as an extra display. Developed by a team of ex-Apple engineers, duet is the first high performance solution that has zero lag. Work more effective ... More »
  • App made by Rahul Dewan@duetdisplay
1418943105

12/2014

999

$9.99

318  
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Easy Release

1342211400

7/2012

999

$9.99

326  
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Echograph

1383439565

11/2013

0

Free

175  
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Editmote

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for editors
  • IMPORTANT: This app requires the Editmote Preference Pane to be installed and running on your Mac. Editmote only operates over wi-fi and the Mac and iOS device MUST be on the same network. You can dow ... More »
  • App made by Digital Rebellion LLC@digitalreb
1377058229

8/2013

499

$4.99

118  
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Extreme Production Music

1365657109

4/2013

0

Free

167  
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F65Remote

1338413945

5/2012

0

Free

117  
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FDX Reader

1306282886

5/2011

799

$7.99

87  
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FIE Composer

1359065651

1/2013

1299

$12.99

603  
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FiLMiC Pro

1370651109

6/2013

799

$7.99

919  
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FiLMiC Remote

1400032511

5/2014

399

$3.99

347  
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Final Cut Pro Field Guide

1281464700

8/2010

399

$3.99

116  
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Final Draft Reader App for iPad

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for writers
  • The makers of Final Draft — the #1-selling screenwriting software in the world — now bring you Final Draft Reader for the iPad. The Final Draft Reader app is perfect for actors, agents, ma ... More »
  • App made by Final Draft, Inc.@finaldraftinc
1346194685

8/2012

999

$9.99

84  
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Final Draft Writer App for iPad

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for writers
  • The makers of Final Draft — the #1-selling screenwriting software in the world — now bring you the Final Draft Writer app for the iPad. PURCHASE NOW AND SAVE $20 OFF THE REGULAR PRICE OF $ ... More »
  • App made by Final Draft, Inc.@finaldraftinc
1346194480

8/2012

2999

$29.99

92  
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FlickerFree Calculator

1326926778

1/2012

0

Free

234  
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FPS Calculate

1283097600

8/2010

099

$0.99

186  
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Free Slate

1302710640

4/2011

0

Free

474  
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GoodReader

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for writers
  • GoodReader® is the super-robust highly-rated PDF reader with advanced reading and annotating capabilities. Reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the k ... More »
  • App made by Good.iWare Ltd.
1221208275

Added over 3 years ago

499

$4.99

89  
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GoPano

1354435852

12/2012

0

Free

153  
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GoPro App

1350514999

10/2012

0

Free

426  
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iHandy Carpenter

1326926878

1/2012

199

$1.99

257  
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Index Card

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for writers, directors and editors
  • Best App for Index Card Writers - Peter Meyers, Author, Best iPad Apps ★★★★★ “I love your program!!!! Great for screenwriting.” — Jesse Alexander, Emmy-winning Co-Executiv ... More »
  • App made by DenVog, LLC
1296942928

2/2011

499

$4.99

121  
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Instaviz

1344823501

8/2012

999

$9.99

475  
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ioShutter PRO

1336492260

5/2012

999

$9.99

169  
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iStoryboards

1304303040

5/2011

499

$4.99

972  
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Jumpstart LTC

1307826521

6/2011

1999

$19.99

148  
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KeeMe

1289155200

11/2010

099

$0.99

248  
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Kessler

1350515492

10/2012

0

Free

198  
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KitCam

1354432236

12/2012

199

$1.99

178  
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Lapse It Pro

1363547596

3/2013

199

$1.99

150  
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Light Calc

1283097240

8/2010

499

$4.99

212  
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Lighting Designer

1338484980

5/2012

2499

$24.99

657  
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Live Play

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for cinematographers and dits
  • ***** You Must Download the FREE Server Software from http://www.lightiron.com/services/live-play ********** An automated digital playback and on-set collaboration tool, LiVE PLAY lets users view, ... More »
  • App made by Light Iron@light_iron
1374264176

7/2013

999

$9.99

193  
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Luminance

1370649545

6/2013

099

$0.99

217  
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Lurzer's ARCHIVE

1354436350

12/2012

0

Free

98  
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Magic Bullet Arsenal

1346292052

8/2012

499

$4.99

127  
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Magic Bullet Arsenal Reader

1346291956

8/2012

0

Free

83  
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Make-Up Continuity Pro

1373761993

7/2013

4999

$49.99

432  
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Manuscript

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for screenwriters
  • Whether you are writing an entire novel, a short story, or even articles for submission to magazines, Manuscript for iPad takes care of the details and lets you focus on writing. This all-in-one writi ... More »
  • App made by Black Mana Studios
1386352558

12/2013

699

$6.99

115  
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Map-A-Pic Location Scout

1327454150

1/2012

399

$3.99

529  
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Mark II Artist's Viewfinder

1405641013

7/2014

2499

$24.99

684  
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ML Finder Pro

1302710940

4/2011

3999

$39.99

182  
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Movie Cost Producer

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for producers
  • Movie Cost Producer is the essential tool for all movie makers, film producers and film students. Using Movie Cost Producer guarantees the successful start of every movie project you have in your ... More »
  • App made by Productify@Productify2
1395771779

3/2014

499

$4.99

719  
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Movie Magic Scheduling To Go

1395772627

3/2014

0

Free

680  
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MovieSlate (Clapperboard and Shot Log)

1221208275

Added over 3 years ago

2499

$24.99

290  
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mRelease

1277017200

6/2010

299

$2.99

210  
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MySetLife

1288295040

10/2010

0

Free

527  
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NSC Rating

1305917116

5/2011

899

$8.99

116  
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OnSet

1304303280

5/2011

499

$4.99

559  
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OptimumCS-Pro

1354437600

12/2012

699

$6.99

134  
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Paper by FiftyThree

1336193400

5/2012

0

Free

576  
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Penultimate

1425315907

3/2015

0

Free

505  
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Photometrics

1385148859

11/2013

0

Free

544  
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Photosynth

1326927014

1/2012

0

Free

355  
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Plastic Bullet

1283097840

8/2010

199

$1.99

114  
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Pocket Call Sheet

1283098020

8/2010

999

$9.99

386  
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PowerFinder

1434828170

6/2015

1999

$19.99

70  
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Pro Camera Guide

1338484281

5/2012

399

$3.99

236  
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ProCutX for Final Cut Pro X

1381560971

10/2013

0

Free

275  
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ProjectorCalc

1283097060

8/2010

499

$4.99

113  
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Prompster Pro for iPad

1339631645

6/2012

999

$9.99

246  
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PromptWare Plus

1389469625

1/2014

0

Free

188  
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Promtr

1339632307

6/2012

199

$1.99

146  
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ProPrompter

1277090820

6/2010

999

$9.99

137  
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ProRemote

1342211100

7/2012

5999

$59.99

191  
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QRTR GreenScreen

1400183179

5/2014

0

Free

745  
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RealD Professional Stereo3D Calculator

1281465240

8/2010

5499

$54.99

107  
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Rehearsal 2

1221208275

Added over 3 years ago

1999

$19.99

126  
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Remarks

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for writers
  • Write down your thoughts, capture ideas and information, annotate documents and outline notes anywhere from university class to sofa at home. To let you write anything you have in mind we included ... More »
  • App made by Readdle
1328232480

2/2012

499

$4.99

88  
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Scene Partner

1297455534

2/2011

499

$4.99

154  
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scenechronize

1400107186

5/2014

0

Free

1049  
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Screenplay for iPad

1393829140

3/2014

899

$8.99

278  
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Script Lines

1395174175

3/2014

0

Free

901  
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Scriptly

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for screenwriters
  • The full-featured mobile screenwriting app you’ve been waiting for is here! Scriptly is a free screenplay formatting app that takes full advantage of the iPad’s fluid interface, allowing the c ... More »
  • App made by Studio Media, Inc.
1386351625

12/2013

0

Free

188  
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Scripts Pro

1281464880

8/2010

1199

$11.99

181  
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SD 3D Stereo Depth Calculator

1377060552

8/2013

2499

$24.99

157  
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Setellite

1388711638

1/2014

2499

$24.99

577  
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Shot Designer

1353141720

11/2012

0

Free

624  
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Shot Lister

1340172202

6/2012

1399

$13.99

580  
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ShotList - Movie Shoot Planning

1322190908

11/2011

1199

$11.99

436  
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ShotPro

1434829288

6/2015

2999

$29.99

215  
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Smart35

1389294494

1/2014

1499

$14.99

254  
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SMPTE Score

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for composers and editors
  • *** New Lower Price *** for the summer only *** SMPTE Score HD can calculate ALL relationship combinations of; SMPTE timecode, Tempo (beats per minute) and Score length (written measures). SMPTE S ... More »
  • App made by Patrick Q. Kelly
1342211040

7/2012

099

$0.99

111  
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Softbox Pro for iPad

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for gaffers and cinematographers
  • "Turn your iPad into a professional studio lighting system." !!! Note: This is a lighting app, NOT a camera app, please use another camera device to take the actual photos. !!! ### The ... More »
  • App made by EggErr Studio
1370828513

6/2013

299

$2.99

246  
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StoryBoard Quick Direct HD

1407874446

8/2014

2999

$29.99

1230  
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Storyboards 3D

1384806970

11/2013

0

Free

1735  
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Storyist

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for writers
  • Storyist is a powerful writing environment for iPad that lets you create, review, and revise your work wherever inspiration strikes. With Storyist, you can: * Produce submission-ready manuscript ... More »
  • App made by Storyist Software
1314037141

8/2011

999

$9.99

76  
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StorySkeleton

1359065844

1/2013

899

$8.99

233  
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Strata Pro - Remote Control for ATEM Switchers

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for directors
  • Strata Pro Remote for BlackMagic Design ATEM Switchers, including ATEM Television Studio, ATEM 1M/E, ATEM 2M/E, Production Studio 4K, 1M/E Production Studio 4K and 2M/E Production Studio 4K Strata ... More »
  • App made by Mark Gilbert
1428939841

4/2015

4999

$49.99

47  
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Sun Scout

1326926648

1/2012

999

$9.99

258  
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Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer

1221208275

Added over 3 years ago

499

$4.99

215  
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Syd Field Script Launcher

1345769586

8/2012

799

$7.99

208  
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Technicolor

1304302800

5/2011

0

Free

677  
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Teleprompt+ for iPad

1340123729

6/2012

1499

$14.99

204  
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TeraView

1408308368

8/2014

0

Free

611  
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The Music Bed

1365656627

4/2013

0

Free

183  
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Tiffen Photo fx Ultra

1373751859

7/2013

299

$2.99

218  
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TiltShift Video

1370652133

6/2013

499

$4.99

146  
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TIZA DSLR Slate 20/20 Clapperboard

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for camera assistants
  • The all-new TIZA DSLR Slate® 20/20 is a mini revolution for the indie film maker. We took a good close look at all the Clapperboard Apps on the iPad and came to the conclusion we needed to make somet ... More »
  • App made by TIZA
1407875481

8/2014

299

$2.99

375  
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Todailies

1374264906

7/2013

999

$9.99

395  
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TouchCast

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for actors
  • Video and the web are coming together. Experience both like never before with TouchCast: a new medium that looks like video, but feels more like the web. A TouchCast is a video that is fully browsa ... More »
  • App made by TouchCast@TouchCast
1434827890

6/2015

0

Free

45  
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TouchOSC

1277091840

6/2010

499

$4.99

111  
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TrueDoF-Pro

1354437277

12/2012

599

$5.99

162  
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vAD

1353142542

11/2012

199

$1.99

322  
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Vegas Pro Connect

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for editors
  • Vegas Pro Connect solves the collaboration challenge on video productions. Eliminate tedious written review spreadsheets and notes by moving to efficient online and offline review workflows. Coupled w ... More »
  • App made by Sony Creative Software@sonysoftware
1418593127

12/2014

0

Free

177  
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VFX screens

1392754832

2/2014

0

Free

828  
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Video Space Calculator

1366929176

4/2013

399

$3.99

205  
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VideoDoF

1354437520

12/2012

299

$2.99

109  
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VideoGrade Color Editor

1370652057

6/2013

599

$5.99

185  
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VideoHelper Music

1365657827

4/2013

0

Free

100  
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VideoPro Camera

1370662308

6/2013

499

$4.99

211  
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Viewfinder Cine

1326927165

1/2012

2399

$23.99

219  
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Vimeo

1301432400

3/2011

0

Free

177  
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VisualDOF

1340172540

6/2012

499

$4.99

112  
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VSCO CAM

1359397540

1/2013

099

$0.99

139  
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Weekend Read

1392166453

2/2014

0

Free

570  
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Where I'm At

1283233980

8/2010

0

Free

101  
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Wrap Time Lite

1302710400

4/2011

199

$1.99

233  

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