21 Apps for Post Production —iPad and iPhone

Special thanks to Susan Zwerman, VFX & Animation Producer who originally researched and compiled this list.

Susan is the co-author of "The Visual Effects Producer—Understanding the Art and Business of VFX," published by Focal Press {www.focalpress.com} and available on Amazon. She is the president of Crystal Rain Media Entertainment http://www.crystalrain.biz and is a producer, holds a Grammy Award and received the Director's Guild of America 2013 Frank Capra Award in recognition of career achievement and service to the industry and the Directors Guild of America. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, and the Visual Effects Society.

We make no warranties for any purpose with respect to companies, products or prices. Mention of any company or product in this document does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation.


As we now work more and more frequently on mobile platforms—even doing signifigant post production work—you will find these apps very useful. The following applications are for use specifically with iPhone and iPad. Many are also available for Android. You may find the links below will lead you to versions made for use on other mobile and/or digital devices. Always check your device's digital operating requirement

Action Movie FX:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/action-movie-fx/id489321253?mt=8|
Action Movie FX lets you add Hollywood FX to movies you shoot on your iPhone and iPad. You can add Music, Sound FX and Lens Flares to your footage. For iPhone and iPad. (Free)

AirGrade:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/airgrade/id404181145?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo=4
AirGrad, a color-grading application, is remote-controlled from an iPhone. This app simulates an
industry standard physical control surface on your iPhone screen with virtual rotary and trackball
controls for industry standard Lift, Gamma and Gain. For iPhone and iPad. (Free)

CinemaFX for Video:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cinemafx-for-video/id378868519?mt=8
CinemaFX for Video is a comprehensive tool that enhances your video by allowing you to fix
colors, contrasts, filters (black and white, sepia, light sepia, negative, vignette), widescreen,
brightness, saturation, exposure etc. There are 55 effects for the FX app on an iPhone 4S/4/3GS
and iPod Touch 4. For iPhone only. ($1.99)

Drop'n'Roll:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropnroll-automatic-movie/id484869111?mt=8

Drop'n'Roll is a free video editor that creates movies instantly with what you have stored on your camera roll. Simply feed your iPhone/iPad video clips into Drop'n'Roll, add music from your music library or pick a theme, and have the app mash it up into a professional-looking movie complete with a soundtrack, titles and effects. For iPhone and iPad. (Free)

Editmote:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/editmote/id440636928?mt=8

Editmote is an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch remote control for your computer's editing system. Download the Editmote Preference Pane from http://www.digitalrebellion.com/editmote onto your editing machine and double-click to install it. This has to run on your Mac. It contains keyboard layouts for Final Cut Pro (7 and X), Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, QuickTime Player 7 and VLC for Mac. For iPhone and iPad. ($4.99)

iKeysToGo: Final Cut Pro 7

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ikeystogo-final-cut-pro-7/id329947097?mt=8

iKeysToGo: If you're still fighting the transition to FCPX, this is a personal shortcut assistant and powerful learning tool that puts a complete list of Final Cut Pro 7 commands in the palm of your hands. With over 800 commands, shortcuts, and definitions at your fingertips, you can easily search for a specific command using Menus (such as File, Edit, View), or by Groups (such as Audio, Editing, Importing). For iPhone and iPad. ($2.99)

Photo Manager Pro:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photo-manager-pro/id393858562?mt=8

Photo Manager Pro manages your photos. The app can be used for background continuity photos, to label them, and transfer files or photos between your computer and devices over Wi-Fi. For iPhone and iPad. ($2.99)

Pinnacle Studio:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pinnacle-studio/id552100086?mt=8

Pinnacle Studio enables you to quickly and creatively edit video, audio, and photos. Easily arrange your clips in the Storyboard, make precision edits using the Timeline, and add highquality transitions, effects, and soundtracks. Enjoy 1080p output support and share your movie directly to YouTube and Facebook. For iPad only. ($12.99)

ReelDirector:

http://www.nexvio.com/product/reeldirector.aspx

ReelDirector is a video editor app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that helps you take full control of your video editing in HD output. There are 28 unique transitions to use on your own videos and the timeline is easy to scroll; you can search within clips and quickly arrange the order. iPhone and iPad. ($1.99)

Setellite:

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/setellite/id563984024?mt=8

Setellite is an iPad app for VFX supervisors and post-production professionals. It enables you to collect and register all your on-set VFX data in an organized and effective way. Designed to be used during a (visual effects) shoot, Setellite helps you keep track of all scene info, weather, location, camera, take, plate and reference data on a per slate basis. It is organized and designed to fill in your required data, fast and accurately. The collected results can be reviewed in Setellite itself or exported to PDF and CSV to share with editors, post production supervisors and visual effects team. For iPad only ($24.99)

Slowmo:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slowmo/id325955214?mt=8

Slowmo creates both slow motion and fast motion videos with your iPhone. Despite the number of times you adjust the speed, the video quality is not degraded. For iPhone only. ($.99)

Splice - Video Editor:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/splice-video-editor-free/id409838725?mt=8

Splice - Video Editor splices together HD photos, and videos from your library. You can add music tracks, sound effects, transitions, borders, effects (like Ken Burns), trim video and audio, and narrate with your own voice. No desktop computer is necessary. For iPhone and iPad. (Free)

TouchEdit:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touchedit/id588161783?mt=8

TouchEdit is a frame-accurate video editing system for the iPad that uses timecode to export the project to other non-linear systems. To edit, a user has two monitors (a source monitor and record monitor) that are controlled by two corresponding filmstrips. You can control the filmstrips by running your fingers back and forth across them and using gestures to perform edits.For iPad Only. ($49.99)

VideoGrade: - Color Editor for HD Video

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/videograde-color-editor-for/id492488712?mt=8

VideoGrade - Color Editor for HD Video features eleven high quality filters that will let you adjust the image on your videos. The app is a flexible and easy-to-use color grading editor for videos that allows you to see realtime previews, color channel histograms, clipping previews and split screen mode for comparing the edited video with the original. For iPhone and iPad. ($4.99)

Videolicious:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/videolicious/id400853498?mt=8

Videolicious combines your videos, photos, music and stories into a movie. All you have to do is speak and tap to create the video with your audio narration and you can add music. Post HD videos on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. For iPhone and iPad. (Free)

Vizzywig: - Video Editor and Video Camera:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vizzywig-video-editor-video/id434139679?mt=8

Vizzywig - Video Editor and Video Camera allows live non-linear editing, so you can edit while you are shooting. For iPhone and iPad. ($19.99)

iColorama:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icolorama/id490528854?mt=8

iColorama is an imaging creativity app for people interested in enhancing their photos or drawings and converting them to amazing pieces of art. There are too many effects to be listed. The effects include simple image adjustments to complicated math transforms, and beyond. Images can also be painted with a variety of brushes. For iPad. ($2.99)

Magisto:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magisto-magical-video-editor/id486781045?mt=8

Magisto is a fun and easy way to automatically edit videos and photos and share them with your friends and family. This app will turn your video and photos into beautifully edited movies, complete with music and effects in minutes. For iPhone and iPad. (Free)

Montaj:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/montaj-video-editing-sharing/id545997471?mt=8

Montaj is a free editing and video sharing app that makes video storytelling accessible and fast. Shoot, shake, and then share videos with your friends. Shake the phone to shuffle clips, audio, filter for new and unique videos and add a soundtrack from iTunes. For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. (Free)

Photogene:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photogene-4/id363448251?mt=8

This is a photo-editing app for the iPhone and iPad. You can browse, improve, and export multiple photos. It works directly with your photo library and photo albums. Tools include center focus, crop, color adjustment, sharpen, vignette, retouch, and red-eye removal. For iPhone and iPad ($2.99)

Action Movie FX:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/action-movie-fx/id489321253?mt=8

Action Movie FX lets you add Hollywood FX to movies you shoot on your iPhone and iPad. You can add Music, Sound FX and Lens Flares to your footage. For iPhone and iPad. (Free)

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