In this article, we decided to focus your attention only on applications that are recommended for professionals. Popular bloggers and multimedia journalists make videos with their help. These applications copy the functions of professional video cameras and allow you to quickly shoot the desired video or interview in high quality.
Like most programs aimed at professionals, the apps on this list are not free. There are exceptions though.
1. Kinomatic (iOS)
A fully functional professional video camera for your iPhone. The intuitive interface gives you complete control while shooting. Video resolution 4K, 1080p, 720p and 480p. Frame rate: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60, 120, 240 FPS Ability to work with sound and external microphones. The application includes a built-in professional video editor with the ability to overlay titles and visuals.
2. Filmic Pro (iOS / Android)
A modern application for shooting video on a smartphone with full control of focus, exposure, white balance, sound levels, microphone selection, resolution. The application has all the set for professional video shooting, is constantly updated and supported by the developers.
3. Open Camera (Android)
One of the few professional video shooting apps that is open source and free.
The set of functions is impressive – automatic and manual control of settings during the shooting process, selection of shooting formats, color management in the frame, GPS video tagging and automatic compression to reduce the weight of the final file.
4. Cinema 4K (Android)
The application allows you to work with Flat Profile (for example, Cinelike D, S-Log2, V-Log L or ProTune). These formats allow for a more dynamic color range in post-production video.
In flat profile mode, the app turns off the sharpening effect by default to preserve as much detail as possible. Raw video may seem flat and boring, but it’s the perfect frame for post-processing and color toning.
5. Cinema FV-5 (Android)
The app supports smartphones and compact camera-based video creation. A set of functions, like any professional video recording application, – manual and automatic control of settings, a wide range of additional functionality. A distinctive feature of this application is the presence of algorithms for hardware camera stabilization when shooting.
The footage captured with the application can be edited in desktop professional editors Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas or DaVinci Resolve.