What are the best apps for cinematographers?

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    #1Sun Seeker

    Sun Seeker

    Sun Seeker is an app that will show you the Sun's path, as well as it's setting and rising hours. It is ideal for photographers and cinematographers as it is helpful in finding light conditions, golden hour, and blue hour times.


    iOS, Android


    Raymond Davidson
    Written on July 2, 2018
    "Sun Seeker is very, very good at what it does, but it is sort of a niche product. I feel like most people would generally prefer to use a tool with more functions that integrates what this app does, but just in a more limited way, if that makes sense. In other words, if you had to pick one app related to cinematography, you'd be better off getting an app that can perform some of what this app does, but if you use this app in conjunction with other ones, it is excellent at filling its niche."
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    ProCamera is an iOS photography app that contains tools that enable users to create DSLR-like photos. Features include intuitive camera control for auto-focus, pro-level editing, around 83 filters, exposure fine-tuning, and lowlight mode.



    $7.99- with in-app purchases

    Shirley Ward
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "This app if perfect for peoplw who like to take pictures. It has great reviews and has options like a full camera."
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    #3FiLMiC Pro

    FiLMiC Pro

    This app has everything a photographer or cinematographer will ever need: you will be able to manually control shutter speed, exposure, ISO, focus and zoom and also edit your footage to get the best videos and photos. 


    iOS, Android

    $14.99- With in-app purchases

    Dylan Santos
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "For people that want to take the best videos and photos from their iPhone and need a robust but easy to use UI, FiLMiC Pro is your app. It is good enough for the pros to use but useful for the novice as well. "
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    This multi-track video editor will allow you to create, edit and share your videos just by using your phone. It has lots of built-in effects, a title creator and everything that's needed to get the perfect video footage. 




    Christopher Riley
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "This seems like it would a nice, suitable for cinematographers. In addition to the various effects, I really, really appreciate that this app is quick to fix any internal problems such as audio or sinc issues - it makes work that much easier. I do not think there are too many negatives attached, however some users have had problems with crashing issues - so for that reason, there might be better options."
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    Snapseed is a complete and professional photo-editing software application developed by Google that will upgrade your regular photos, with lots of filters and special effects. It has 29 tools like healing, brush, structure, HDR, etc.


    Android, iOS


    Wayne Carpenter
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "This is a good example of "leave well enough alone". The original version of Snapseed worked and looked great. They have now made it look drab and boring and the interface is not nearly as good as before. I am very disappointed with the upgrade, and I hope the developers realize they made a mistake and revert some of the features to the original version. "
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    #6LEE Stopper Exposure Guide

    LEE Stopper Exposure Guide
    This app will allow you to exact exact exposure and shutter speed you need to take the perfect picture. You will be able to convert every shutter speed and get reminders with time stamps. 




    Anthony Dunn
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "There's not a huge number of reviews or installs for this fairly sophisticated product. In general it seems like it does a good job and simplifies the lives of its users, so I find that definitely a win! "


Best What are the best apps for cinematographers
1Sun SeekerApps 14 Paid
2ProCameraApps 11 Paid
3FiLMiC ProApps 11 Paid
4LumaFusionApps 8 Paid
5Snapseed Apps 6 Free
6LEE Stopper Exposure GuideApps 3 Free

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