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Apps for Cinema Artists

iPad Apps

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 320 (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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iPhone / iPod Touch

148 professional iPad Apps for filmmakers

  • 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
Feb 02, 2012
9999

$99.99

101
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3D Slate

1353144220
Nov 17, 2012
1499

$14.99

91
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Academy Color Predictor

1396916750
Apr 07, 2014
0

Free

800
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Action Log Pro

1283096700
Aug 29, 2010
3299

$32.99

223
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ActorsRez

1297455391
Feb 11, 2011
499

$4.99

81
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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
Dec 18, 2014
0

Free

190
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Air Display 2

1328237610
Feb 02, 2012
499

$4.99

124
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Ambient LockitSCRIPT

1405017069
Jul 10, 2014
4499

$44.99

403
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American Cinematographer

1354437069
Dec 02, 2012
0

Free

692
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AOTG

1328135360
Feb 01, 2012
0

Free

110
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Art Department Continuity Pro

1373762141
Jul 13, 2013
4999

$49.99

221
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Artemis HD

  • Apple iPad
  • Useful for directors and cinematographers
  • This version of Artemis is for the iPad 2 ONLY. Designed for both cinematographers and directors, Artemis works in much the same way as a traditional directors viewfinder but more accurately and with ... More »
  • App made by Chemical Wedding
1326872810
Jan 17, 2012
2999

$29.99

139
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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
Feb 02, 2012
199

$1.99

200
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Blackmagic Videohub

1380231845
Sep 26, 2013
0

Free

108
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Camera for iPad

1291967040
Dec 09, 2010
099

$0.99

109
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Camera Order

1322191077
Nov 24, 2011
1999

$19.99

466
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Celtx Scout

1353142969
Nov 17, 2012
499

$4.99

237
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Celtx Script

1281466200
Aug 10, 2010
499

$4.99

109
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Celtx Shots

1333756800
Apr 06, 2012
499

$4.99

393
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Cinefex

1386355219
Dec 06, 2013
0

Free

331
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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
Nov 17, 2012
999

$9.99

244
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CinePlay

1366929093
Apr 25, 2013
999

$9.99

127
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CinePro

1340485080
Jun 23, 2012
099

$0.99

184
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CollabraCam

1354436175
Dec 02, 2012
499

$4.99

105
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COPRA4

1304460228
May 03, 2011
0

Free

167
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Costume Continuity Pro

1373761856
Jul 13, 2013
4999

$49.99

224
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Cross Process

1370651836
Jun 07, 2013
199

$1.99

97
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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
Apr 25, 2013
1299

$12.99

106
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Dailies Viewer

1375988074
Aug 08, 2013
6999

$69.99

309
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Dale Grahn Color

1359065358
Jan 24, 2013
399

$3.99

110
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DataCalc Pro

1380514637
Sep 29, 2013
499

$4.99

173
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DGA Quarterly

1333757114
Apr 06, 2012
199

$1.99

71
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DOFMaster

1283096940
Aug 29, 2010
199

$1.99

85
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Dropbox

1254239063
Sep 29, 2009
0

Free

81
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DSLR Slate

1277835789
Jun 29, 2010
999

$9.99

77
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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
Dec 18, 2014
999

$9.99

128
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Easy Release

1342211400
Jul 13, 2012
999

$9.99

199
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Echograph

1383439565
Nov 02, 2013
0

Free

139
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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
Aug 20, 2013
499

$4.99

82
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Extreme Production Music

1365657109
Apr 10, 2013
0

Free

114
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F65Remote

1338413945
May 30, 2012
0

Free

73
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FDX Reader

1306282886
May 24, 2011
799

$7.99

50
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FIE Composer

1359065651
Jan 24, 2013
1299

$12.99

383
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FiLMiC Pro

1370651109
Jun 07, 2013
799

$7.99

707
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FiLMiC Remote

1400032511
May 13, 2014
399

$3.99

232
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Final Cut Pro Field Guide

1281464700
Aug 10, 2010
399

$3.99

74
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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
Aug 28, 2012
999

$9.99

55
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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
Aug 28, 2012
2999

$29.99

59
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FlickerFree Calculator

1326926778
Jan 18, 2012
0

Free

158
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FPS Calculate

1283097600
Aug 29, 2010
099

$0.99

117
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Free Slate

1302710640
Apr 13, 2011
0

Free

310
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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

58
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GoPano

1354435852
Dec 02, 2012
0

Free

113
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GoPro App

1350514999
Oct 17, 2012
0

Free

195
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iHandy Carpenter

1326926878
Jan 18, 2012
199

$1.99

182
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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
Feb 05, 2011
499

$4.99

75
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Instaviz

1344823501
Aug 12, 2012
999

$9.99

324
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ioShutter PRO

1336492260
May 08, 2012
999

$9.99

119
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iStoryboards

1304303040
May 01, 2011
499

$4.99

559
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Jumpstart LTC

1307826521
Jun 11, 2011
1999

$19.99

93
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KeeMe

1289155200
Nov 07, 2010
099

$0.99

156
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Kessler

1350515492
Oct 17, 2012
0

Free

143
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KitCam

1354432236
Dec 01, 2012
199

$1.99

104
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Lapse It Pro

1363547596
Mar 17, 2013
199

$1.99

103
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Light Calc

1283097240
Aug 29, 2010
499

$4.99

141
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Lighting Designer

1338484980
May 31, 2012
2499

$24.99

454
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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
Jul 19, 2013
999

$9.99

130
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Luminance

1370649545
Jun 07, 2013
099

$0.99

162
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Lurzer's ARCHIVE

1354436350
Dec 02, 2012
0

Free

67
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Magic Bullet Arsenal

1346292052
Aug 29, 2012
499

$4.99

89
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Magic Bullet Arsenal Reader

1346291956
Aug 29, 2012
0

Free

57
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Make-Up Continuity Pro

1373761993
Jul 13, 2013
4999

$49.99

249
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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
Dec 06, 2013
699

$6.99

68
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Map-A-Pic

1327454150
Jan 24, 2012
0

Free

356
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Mark II Artist's Viewfinder

1405641013
Jul 17, 2014
2499

$24.99

510
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ML Finder Pro

1302710940
Apr 13, 2011
3999

$39.99

121
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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
Mar 25, 2014
499

$4.99

514
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Movie Magic Scheduling To Go

1395772627
Mar 25, 2014
0

Free

457
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MovieSlate (Clapperboard and Shot Log)

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
2499

$24.99

181
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mRelease

1277017200
Jun 20, 2010
299

$2.99

116
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MySetLife

1288295040
Oct 28, 2010
0

Free

348
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NSC Rating

1305917116
May 20, 2011
899

$8.99

70

On-set Color

1302815460
Apr 14, 2011
0

Free

198

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OnSet

1304303280
May 01, 2011
499

$4.99

348
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OptimumCS-Pro

1354437600
Dec 02, 2012
699

$6.99

91
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Paper by FiftyThree

1336193400
May 04, 2012
0

Free

347
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Photometrics

1385148859
Nov 22, 2013
0

Free

391
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Photosynth

1326927014
Jan 18, 2012
0

Free

219
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Plastic Bullet

1283097840
Aug 29, 2010
199

$1.99

82
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Pocket Call Sheet

1283098020
Aug 29, 2010
999

$9.99

202
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Pro Camera Guide

1338484281
May 31, 2012
399

$3.99

156
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ProCutX for Final Cut Pro X

1381560971
Oct 11, 2013
0

Free

213
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ProjectorCalc

1283097060
Aug 29, 2010
499

$4.99

86
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Prompster Pro for iPad

1339631645
Jun 13, 2012
999

$9.99

161
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PromptWare Plus

1389469625
Jan 11, 2014
0

Free

124
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Promtr

1339632307
Jun 13, 2012
199

$1.99

96
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ProPrompter

1277090820
Jun 20, 2010
999

$9.99

77
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ProRemote

1342211100
Jul 13, 2012
5999

$59.99

136
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QRTR GreenScreen

1400183179
May 15, 2014
0

Free

463
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RealD Professional Stereo3D Calculator

1281465240
Aug 10, 2010
5499

$54.99

71
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Rehearsal 2

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
1999

$19.99

76
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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
Feb 02, 2012
499

$4.99

63
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Scene Partner

1297455534
Feb 11, 2011
499

$4.99

83
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scenechronize

1400107186
May 14, 2014
0

Free

621
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Screenplay for iPad

1393829140
Mar 02, 2014
899

$8.99

193
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Script Lines

1395174175
Mar 18, 2014
0

Free

528
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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
Dec 06, 2013
0

Free

131
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Scripts Pro

1281464880
Aug 10, 2010
1299

$12.99

106
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SD 3D Stereo Depth Calculator

1377060552
Aug 20, 2013
2499

$24.99

105
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Setellite

1388711638
Jan 02, 2014
2499

$24.99

382
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Shot Designer

1353141720
Nov 17, 2012
0

Free

391
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Shot Lister

1340172202
Jun 19, 2012
1399

$13.99

310
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ShotList

1322190908
Nov 24, 2011
1199

$11.99

261
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Smart35

1389294494
Jan 09, 2014
1499

$14.99

211
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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
Jul 13, 2012
099

$0.99

83
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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
Jun 09, 2013
299

$2.99

168
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StoryBoard Quick Direct HD

1407874446
Aug 12, 2014
2999

$29.99

626
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Storyboards 3D

1384806970
Nov 18, 2013
0

Free

922
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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
Aug 22, 2011
999

$9.99

55
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StorySkeleton

1359065844
Jan 24, 2013
899

$8.99

155
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Sun Scout

1326926648
Jan 18, 2012
999

$9.99

183
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Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer

1221208275
Added over 3 years ago
499

$4.99

138
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Syd Field Script Launcher

1345769586
Aug 23, 2012
799

$7.99

150
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Technicolor

1304302800
May 01, 2011
0

Free

491
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Teleprompt+ for iPad

1340123729
Jun 19, 2012
1499

$14.99

136
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TeraView

1408308368
Aug 17, 2014
0

Free

390
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The Music Bed

1365656627
Apr 10, 2013
0

Free

133
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Tiffen Photo fx Ultra

1373751859
Jul 13, 2013
299

$2.99

170
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TiltShift Video

1370652133
Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

116
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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
Aug 12, 2014
299

$2.99

186
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Todailies

1374264906
Jul 19, 2013
999

$9.99

231
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TouchOSC

1277091840
Jun 20, 2010
499

$4.99

81
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TrueDoF-Pro

1354437277
Dec 02, 2012
599

$5.99

133
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vAD

1353142542
Nov 17, 2012
199

$1.99

210
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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
Dec 14, 2014
0

Free

86
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VFX screens

1392754832
Feb 18, 2014
0

Free

575
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Video Space Calculator

1366929176
Apr 25, 2013
399

$3.99

115
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VideoDoF

1354437520
Dec 02, 2012
299

$2.99

82
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VideoGrade Color Editor

1370652057
Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

147
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VideoHelper Music

1365657827
Apr 10, 2013
0

Free

78
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VideoPro Camera

1370662308
Jun 07, 2013
499

$4.99

178
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Viewfinder Cine

1326927165
Jan 18, 2012
2399

$23.99

178
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Vimeo

1301432400
Mar 29, 2011
0

Free

78
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VisualDOF

1340172540
Jun 19, 2012
499

$4.99

73
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VSCO CAM

1359397540
Jan 28, 2013
099

$0.99

95
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Weekend Read

1392166453
Feb 11, 2014
0

Free

393
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Where I'm At

1283233980
Aug 30, 2010
0

Free

82
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Wrap Time Lite

1302710400
Apr 13, 2011
199

$1.99

161

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