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Dan Dunmire - Missing key features.
Thank you developers for the quick response and feedback. While I understand the need to update the app; it would take far more time to update the app to replace the 2.59:1 with 3:2 than it would to replace the text in the literature and on the site to reflect that change as well. The manual being a compiled PDF shouldn’t take the time it has taken to address this and on the site itself it still lists 2.59:1 as a framing option. I do thank you for the clarification and quick response.
Everything I have seen directed me to Filmic Pro for my handheld cinematography. Which to me was a massive testament to this app. $25 for the app and all of its features is a great price. My issue with it is that the entire reason I purchased this powerhouse was to shoot in 2.59:1; an option replaced on my iPhone 8 Plus with 3:2. There’s no literature I can find for how to get this option back; nothing in the manual; and nothing in the Aspect Ratio video on the site. I’ll keep the app as I love the lighting controls as well as the dynamic focal point control; this app gives a fantastic angle of control to my cinematography that I no longer need my Canon or Nikon to achieve.
NinjaNerd757 - Fantastic! But I'd love to see a few more crop guides!
I really do love this app, and I don't want to come across as negative - this is THE best filmmaking app in existence, nothing is better when it comes to smartphone videography! But I have one feature that I would love to see in this app which would make it perfect, and that would be the option to film in more aspect ratios than what's currently available. I'd love to see 1.85:1 and 1.50:1 for example, but I have one very specific request, and that would be the ability to frame for a 1.66:1 aspect ratio - which was actually possible in previous versions of this app if what I've seen is correct - because this is my absolute favorite aspect ratio for filming my projects. I don't know how difficult this would be to add these feature into the app, but it would be my dream come true to see more crop guides introduced and a return of 15:9 (1.66:1). I hate to sound negative, especially when this app is already practically perfect, and I hate to go on about my personal issues instead of talking about improvements which could help everybody across the board (though hopefully other people would take advantage of these new crop guides, should they be added), but this would absolutely make my day. Thank you for all the work you put into this wonderful app!
Impressed TO THE MAX (7273781) - Fantastic Investment.
Personal use or business, this app WILL benefit you. If you're invested enough in the digital film age, this will prove useful someway, somehow. The cost of cameras and editing software ALONE should convince you to get this app. Live analytics, manual and auto focus, ease of access to change exposure, audio sensitivity control, guides, frame rate options, a company that listens and interacts with the community-- the list goes on, I couldn't be bothered. I WISH the native camera app on smart phones was this intuitive. The fact that I live in a day and age where I can practically have a movie camera in my pocket is astonishing, all for such a generous price (granted you have a phone at all. If you're reading this, I'm left to assume that you do). Buying this will NOT turn you into Christoper Nolan, but the HANDS ON advantages that this app provides you are a no brainer. Quentin Tarantino didn't have a movie maker in his pocket growing up. But YOU can.
As someone who strives to live in the entertainment industry, this is a must for me. I have gotten to experience so much from this app with my PHONE that I would not have otherwise experienced without investing in a thousand dollar camera.
If you're interested enough in film, are super low budget, and want an introductory taste? Buy this app now.
Dudesaboy - FilMic Pro: Sure, it’s at least worth the money.
FilMic Pro is great with iPhones. On the iPhone 7 Plus alone, it’s able to shoot 120 Frames Per Second (FPS), and just imagine what it could accomplish with future smartphones. On the new iPhone 11, it can even shoot 240 FPS. That’s totally unheard of for any phone camera. One thing I would ask the developers to do is not limit all of FilMic’s functions to the iPhone 11 Pro. I mean, granted, I’m sure a lot of Apple fans have the Pro models, but some of the functions are restricted to just these fans that I speak of. For example, the iPhone 11, the phone which I currently have, has a wide and ultra wide camera. The FilMic app has no problem zooming in, but it will not zoom out. What good is and ultra wide camera if I can’t use it? The Pro model phones can zoom out in the app, though. Also, I would like to see automatic focus. The focus is only controllable by the app user, so this ends up with slight imperfections. Overall I enjoy using this app, and can’t wait to see what future updates can accomplish.
tonyf8104 - Bugs on iPhone X
I purchased this app because I had heard many great things about it and I will say that I was very impressed with a lot of the tricks of this app has to offer. However what’s been disappointing me over and over again is it the app has been crashing when using high frame rates, and not even for that long of a period. It will freeze when entering the review portion of the app where I would view the videos I’ve taken. I’ve also had times where I am switching resolutions and the app goes into mirror mode, which I’m sure is not supposed to happen. The image becomes upside down and reversed left to right making it impossible to record until I shut down the app completely and sometimes even have to turn off my phone. I have had the focus and exposure dials randomly start turning on me and I’ve also had exposure settings changed even though I have had them locked in. Overall I’m pretty disappointed because I never had these issues with ProMovie recorder which was only three dollars and I had heard amazing things about this app. These bugs could get taken care of I would be 100% satisfied because there are a lot of great things this app provides but I’m just not there yet. Thanks guys.
AKOUSTIKAL KREATIONS - You get 10 stars
Best app on the market. I got some major ideas for this app. Send me your email. I’ve used many apps and this is flawless. I’m a reggae producer who started video recording. I use a gimbal. Filmic pro. Filmic remote. Mic and light using only my iPhone. The videos are speechless. But I see some ideas that could lock the market. Expand the lens to 6x like the app for my gimbal. Add under community access to sign in a Client to access their camera but record the video into my filmic pro. That way I can record people from around the world in high quality. Make the app access more features on the gimbals. And a story mode like the app for my gimbal. That stitches video together into a movie. I would give you 9000 stars. I compared a few footages from filmic and the iPhone camera. No comparison. Filmic is like having a expensive dslr camera in a iPhone. Ohhh another thing. Add filters in a in app purchase for the lens. Another thing I thought of. Under audio. Add access to iaa apps. Like MicSwap. And we can swap the mic in the video to different mics. And filmic would be Hollywood. Oscar. Etc etc.
Actartactivist - Indie Filmmaker Must Have App!
I’ve been using filmicpro for years (back when the app was $1.99 and iPhone 4’s were all the rage!). I was excited about the idea of iPhone filmmaking then and made a number of projects for the iPhone film festival circuit. Then I stepped away from iPhone filmmaking to focus on other indie films with a variety of camera types (not mobile phone related.). After a few years, I came back to this app and iPhone filmmaking because I love the flexibility of it. I purchased the new $9.99 additional feature with LOG as a setting option and I have to say, I am SO SO pleased to see FilMIC pro has continued to update their app and make iPhone filmmaking more of a legitimate and credible option for the independent filmmaker! The newest features with adjusting the ISO, focus pull, light balance, etc is really awesome! With a few options in lens attachments in addition to this app I really love how versatile it is becoming. It’s still not going to give you the performance of a DSLR or studio level camera, but it is definitely a viable option for filmmakers now! And I love it!
BeeAeych - Ruined by Dynamic Tone Mapping
There is one reason I was interested in Filmic Pro: Fully manual exposure control. This is not actually possible with Filmic. You can lock the shutter, lock white balance, lock everything down... and as your scene changes, so does the exposure. This isn’t a problem if your scene is very static and does not change at all. However, let’s say you have a shot that begins with a well lit subject, and you want to follow them as they move through a dark hallway, or a subject that moves in front of a bright window: suddenly the image dims or brightens, ignoring your locked exposure settings. From what I have read, this is caused by Apple’s Dynamic Tone Mapping, which forces these adjustments, and that there is nothing Filmic can do about it. For that reason, I sympathize with Filmic if this is caused by Apple and there is nothing developers can do about it. Regardless, the result is that I have no true manual exposure control on my iPhone. This is a dealbreaker, as some of the shots shift exposure mid shot, becoming unacceptable for use. I was coming around to the idea that for my purposes, new model iPhones could be an acceptable platform for shooting video. After months of experimenting, I have concluded this is not the case.
RedSymbol/ - The anamorphic filter is real!
Great App. The in-app microphone is the best when compared to other video Apps, but I feel that the creators put to much focus on it. For example, I have manually turned off the mic multiple times only to close the App and return to it being engaged again. The quality and manual focus options are so smooth and have so much potential that this app partnered with a gimble steadycam could give the even the most pedestrian filmmaker into a national festival. I guess what I’m saying is that they should scrap the microphone entirely and enhance what is already the best focus and depth of field on the AppStore. Basically, if the quality of the footage is going to be as professional as it is, then it’s kind of bogus to assume that the microphone recorder is going to get the job done in post. Who are they appeasing? Wake up, yr not SnapChat...and that’s OK. I love yr app, though. Like I said, get a steady-cam or a cheap tripod and tell a story about something that explains how you feel about things because FILMpro is really killing it with quality.
rallyfan1234567890 - Removed the promotional link in the main menu (y)
The previous version has a promotional link front and center in the top-level main menu, which I think was inappropriate, in particular when there is also an Information / Support page which would have been perfect for that. That’s great. However the app still does not work with the Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal, which has been widely available everywhere for several weeks now. The app connects, but the gimbal functions don’t work, for example the Rec button on the gimbal changes the volume, zoom does nothing, etc, so the DJI protocol changes and Filmic currently lags a little behind. In addition to the obvious, it would be nice to add a tracking mode that controls the gimbal motion from the app, where we could drag an arbitrary rectangle anywhere in the frame, and the shot would keep whatever is there at that position in the frame (specifically, not necessarily centered!) - that would be the next level of awesomeness! Thanks for the update, yet already looking forward to the next one.
j2nice78 - Disappearing Options
I think this will be a good option for B-roll in conjunction with my DSLRs using my DJI Osmo Mobile and iPhone. However, the analytics functions disappear. They are there for a second and then they’re gone. I don’t know if maybe it’s because I am using an older iPhone. Also, no 4K option. I know it can be done with an iPhone 5s. I have seen it done. I even have a $2.99 app installed that gets me useable footage that is just slightly less than 4K. Hands down FilMic Pro is the clear winner in the category of apps that can get you cinematic footage on your iPhone, just don’t forget about those of us that don’t upgrade our phones as often. If my disappearing options are not related to the age of my phone, I would love to know what is causing it. I would love it if I could even get 1440p but all I can get is 1080p. One other thing, I am running iOS 11.3 if that helps.
Gil Velazquez - Excited and scared, but your team is amazing
Well I’ll just start off by saying this might be my first of a follow-up review that I’ll do on filmic pro. Although I am a content creator designer, musician and photographer I have finally been given the opportunity to develop a short feature film and I’ve been struggling due to the low budget whether or not I was going to do the project using FiLMiC Pro and my iPhone XS Max with the moment lens or eating the cost of getting a DSLR camera in the $1500 range. After testing with your software and with my phone and the Moment lenses I’m very excited about this project. Please continue to look for ways to improve the product wherever you can but I realize there’s only so much you can do based upon the hardware that Apple or any other phone developer puts into their camera and lens system. Stay tuned.
BeatsDaily - Presets Do Not Save
Basic settings such as: white balance and shutter lock do not save when creating a custom preset. So, even though you’ve gone through the work of saving these settings, you’ll still need to adjust them before each shot.
I don’t know of one videographer who likes to change the shutter speed in the middle of a shot. And I have to go into the settings to lock the shutter speed each time... bogus!
Also, there is no way to set a custom white balance. Once you’ve set your value and press the AWB button, it quickly changes to auto white balance and changes your set value. So there is no way to lock it on a set number.
Just some suggestions. Overall, this is a great app with great potential.
goblin89 - Great unless loses footage
99% of the time (rough guess) footage gets saved and the app is great to control.
It reliably loses footage when phone shuts down mid shoot due to depleted battery, but that can be understood as an edge case.
Once after shooting a 2-hour timelapse (a frame each 30 sec) the footage haven’t gotten saved. App didn’t crash, battery was well in the green and storage plenty. Footage never appeared in Photos, seems to exist in app’s built-in roll as a corrupted entry, from where an invalid file can be saved to iCloud Files (I’ll try fiddling with it on laptop later). I don’t know whether it’s out of the realm of possibility given iOS APIs but as an engineer I would try ensuring the footage gets continuously recorded into a backup file which does not get deleted until the output is saved and double-checked. With a low-FPS timelapse like I often do there’s so little data to write even if it shoots for hours, maintaining 2 or 3 backup files simultaneously would not be an issue and could possibly save a whole lot of frustration.
Being able to shoot a timelapse with fixed ISO/exposure is great and something you can’t do with iPhone’s built-in timelapse feature.
White balance UI is not really clear when I use a white sheet—I hit the tiny AWB button and try to guess whether it worked or not as there seems little feedback.
Aldodelohingy - Seems Like There’s Much Potential
I don’t have time for many positives but I will say the app adds many features that the native camera app doesn’t have. I also get stunning footage in 24fps LOG.
What I Want (Using on iPhone 11 Pro):
60fps LOG as this is disabled
Shutter speed lock when switching lenses
Simultaneous shutter speed and exposure lock
Exposure lock when switching lenses
Easier way to switch between lenses
Easier rack focus mechanism
Zoom mode that auto switches lenses like the native app while recording
Zoom mode that allows me to quickly switch to 2x lens while recording
Frame drops in any frame rate to stop occurring
Easier white balance adjustments with lock and number input ability
ISO number input ability
Tap to focus option
Histogram overlay while recording
I have shot commercial videos with this app now multiple times and some videos on the side for fun. It is a major step up from the native camera app but I do not feel confident using this in a working environment as I am adjusting settings more often than shooting, missing many important shots as most of my work involves live events. For now, I will have to switch back to using my DSLR.
If the above list of features were implemented into the software my worries would be gone and I’d give this app a 5 star rating.
topper de feys - DoubleTake and filmicpro!!!
First thing first both apps when they works are fantastic HOWEVER I cannot trust that what I tell either app to record in will be what waits for me in the camera roll. 1) DoubleTake: I set to 30 FPS record rear camera as A-cam/ front as B-cam hit the red button.... go back at the end of the day to find a 3 frames per second video waiting for me. YES A WHOLE 3 FRAMES PER SECOND OUT OF 30..... a whole 10% of what I asked for. Don’t trust it. 2) filmicpro: this app does the same thing only not quit as bad usually end up with 10 FPS. Like I said when they work they work awesomely and if you have the time to check your videos immediately after you end shooting each individual section of video to verify it worked go ahead. However I cannot afford such a luxury. I cannot trust this app to save a file that matches what I told it that I wanted. I have reached out to their support and I am waiting to hear back. I will update once I hear back from them.
SFDex - Want pro video from your iPhone? Get this app!!!
Writing an updated review.
The iPhone video camera is remarkably good. I’m using Filmic Pro on an iPhone 8+, and this app gives me manual control over just about everything. I can lock and manually control focus, exposure, and even color temperature. There are various profiles to shoot with that allow for better post-production color correction. I love how well Filmic Pro and LumaFusion work together as an acquisition/post suite, all on a single device.
The interface is well thought out and easy to use, once you get used to it. Being able to bring up focus peaking, zebras, and other overlays with a touch makes it remarkably easy to make sure I’m getting exactly the image I want. This app has allowed me to leave my DSLR home for many of my professional recording sessions.
I just added Filmic Remote to my toolkit. I’ve only used it in circumstances where I have a strong wifi network so far, but it works really well. It’s incredibly useful to be able to control the iPhone camera without touching it, and pretty much all of the tools you’d use in Filmic Pro are readily available in Filmic Remote. Well worth the price!
simaen says! - Amazing!
Recently the updates have pushed this app to new heights! There is now no reason why I cannot get the results I want using this app!
I am a photographer and I come from the film world and understand all the basics of still photography technology. Now with this app I can fully control movie making process to the same high-level that I do in photography which is truly amazing because I am using an iPhone 7 to do this! Enjoy you will not regret it as long as you read the information try all the settings over and over Until you believe you know it! Then you will have it under your control it’s that easy!
The update keep coming and coming and coming software is getting better and better and better!
Speeddrums - App Doesn’t Open On iPhone X After 6.4.4
UPDATE: I appreciate the response the Developer Team addressing the issue at hand, they were thorough in explaining what went wrong in great detail and that there are certain issues they cannot re-create in house, and they rely on long time users to relay any issues your differences they have found. Not a lot of developers take the time to explain what caused an issue and exactly every step to correct it with little to no interruption towards the projects you already have in progress. They even gave me a contact email if the issue wasn’t resolved after preforming those steps. I appreciate the FiLMIC team for the work they put in, back to 5 stars from me. Thanks guys
MyEme - Works great!
I hardly ever write reviews but Filmic really earned a great review. Works great on my iPhone 6s. A really well-designed and full-featured app that fit my need for creating a more professional video than what I could have done with the native camera app. I had a bit of a hiccup trying to get the already-paid-for pro Kit onto my iPad, but it turned out to be an Apple App Store UI issue. Even so, Filmic Support was super helpful and responsive and helped me get over that hurdle. One minor area for improvements I’d suggest — the linking between the Remote on my iPad and FilmicPro on my iPhone was slow to be recognized and the pairing disconnected once (I’ve used it in 2 sessions so far). That said, I’m very happy with the FilmicPro kit bundle. KUDOS to the Developers and to Support!!
GetTEZ'd - Issue with Filmic Pro and iPhone X/XS Max
For some reason, there is something going awfully wrong, between the iPhone X/XS and Filmic Pro. The company has said they know about it and have issued the fix for it. But, whatever the fix was, that they think was the problem, in no way fixed our problem. I have a 5 camera set up, using 2 iPhones. I use my iPhone 6 Plus, to remotely control both the 7 Plus and the XS Max. 7 Plus, no issues. XS Max, sometimes, it’ll last a full 2.5 hour shoot. Sometimes, it’ll last only a few minutes. And, sometimes, it’ll last a good 20-30 minutes. It’ll continue recording the audio, even though no video has been captured, once it freezes.
innatedagr8 - Great app. Would love if...
I’ve been using FilMic for some time now and I have to say it is the best app for smartphones. There is one option that I would like though. The ability to control bigger gimbals like the Zhiyun Crane 3s. With all step up rings, filters, lenses and any other things put onto the phone, it gets heavy. Too heavy for my Movi Cinema Robot so I bought the Crane 3s. It works fantastically with it except for the fact that I cannot control anything through the gimbal. More and more people will start buying bigger gimbals for the reason above. So it would be great to have some support for the Crane 3s. Once again, I love what you are doing and can’t wait to see what’s in store for your ne t big update. Thank you.
erinthomaswilson - One perspective (hurry up and wait)
Our arts NPO bought this app several months ago in anticipation of the dual-lens feature, and support for Osmo 3, eventually. It was made clear (those features) would be added in future updates. So I don’t feel misled, at all; in fact, I like the idea of something growing into its full promise, as it’s further developed.
With technology moving so fast, and with software driving the potential for hardware, it’s increasingly common for innovation to happen incrementally - after hardware and software are purchased. Personally, I think that’s really cool.
Anyways, I feel like some of the negative reviews trend toward hyperbole: I’m sure the developers are highly motivated to get updates right, and to get them out.
*Also, I’ve found the flickering issue to be remedied (IME) simply by using manual white balance, e.g. with the Filmic “locked in” color-temp feature. YMMV. We’ve only experienced the flicker when there’s a highly variable exposure (brightness) btw foreground and background.
We’ve gotten some really awesome results in very challenging environments, using this app. I like it a lot.
Here’s to future days.
vet_aple_usr007 - Go pro!
Easily the best if not the greatest app in your arsenal of filmography. It’s like having two-face from Batman; it has a simplicity to it and when you want to go pro, bang it show its ugly side, there are more then advance features all within the same app. My only con I can express for this app is not having full support for my Shiyun smooth q. Given that most guys are gearing up with either the dji osmo or the shiyun smooth q you would think they would carry both brands to maximize profit but I sadly can’t say that. Other then that this app has replace my stock camera app. I would loudly suggest for anybody thinking of making this purchase to also consider acquiring LumaFusion. Great app guys keep it up!!!!!!
Cody P! - Very Close to a Homerun...
The things that this app can do are amazing. But I’m gonna let the advertisements tell you about that. I’m here to talk about what I don’t like, and then I’ll fix my review accordingly.
I shoot my mobile videos in short clips so they’re easy to edit.
I end up with a ton of small files. But Filmic can’t export very many at a time, and there is no confirmation as to whether the export was successful. So I’ll go to export 10 fifteen second clips and there will be no notifications as to if it even worked or not.
Then when I go to check photos I will have exported 3 of them out of order.
I’ve got the iPhone X. These things are the pinnacle of mobile technology. I know I’m pushing it to the max, but a confirmation of export or a defined file limit would be appreciated.
Also, get a deal with Zhiyun, so I can do subject following on my gimbal in Filmic.
I’d pay a few more bucks for a solid update. I know I’m already getting a lot of bang for my buck, and I’m thankful. But I’d love these to things to make it a truly elite product.
Especially when there are free apps with similar capabilities.
mechanical engineer7379 - Dynamic Tone Remapping Deal Breaker
It’s pretty hard to find info on this until you experience it for yourself. I have been informed, and I truly believe, that it is a fault of Apple and not Filmic, but here is the deal. Apparently as of iOS 13, and still in 14.0.1 thus far, Apple has forced it’s Dynamic Tone Remapping in video, and does not allow apps to turn it off.
What does this mean?
It means that even though you can lock white balance, ISO and shutter speed, if you have a dark scene and something brighter enters, the dark background will also adjust to be brighter. Basically, you can’t keep it locked in on a certain exposure no matter what you do. It makes the footage unusable. This effects almost every scene in one way or another.
I really feel for Filmic Pro, but the app is ~$24
($13 initially and another ~$13 in the app to make it actually useful), but it is currently useless unfortunately. I’m glad I didn’t start buying lenses and I really hope Apple fixes this, because besides that, this app with the iPhone 11pro would be really good. Filmic I’m sorry to leave you a poor review, but I hope you are calling and tweeting Apple every day until they fix this, because it is rendering your excellent app useless!
RickW - Multi-cam or multi-scam?
I rushed to purchase this after seeing the multicam demo in Apple’s announcement video last year as soon as my new 11 pro arrived. Then I discovered the feature doesn’t exist yet. The blog said “coming by year end” though, so that didn’t sound bad. Then the year ended with no product update. Note their website says they “hope release it as soon as possible.” Well I would hope so! I also hope they realize that is in no way an answer.
Otherwise the app is quite good. Some features are unacceptable poor, though. Like the media tray that displays three files at a time, among other issues.
This app is not cheap. It should be better. And I sure wish the feature that entice me to purchase it would be released.
thecus3 - NOT RELIABLE
This is an absolutely amazing app if you unlock and pay for the extras, but let me say that this has some huge flaws. I just got done recording a project and not a single file saved audio alongside it. I need something reliable when I’m shooting and now I will NEVER use this again. That is a crucial mistake on their end and I’ll never get that moment back. I wasted several hours of shooting and will probably lose the client because of this. And before you say did you check the settings... I have a checklist I go over every time because there are errors bound to happen in mobile video, but something as basic as not recording audio? This app could potentially cost me an exponential amount compared to what I paid... DONT BUY IF YOU NEED RELIABILITY. It also just stops recording 4K and I have the iPhone XS Max so if you have dont have that one, DEFINITELY DONT BUY OR DOWNLOAD
idknthaveanickname - Bugs all over
I am completely up to date on my software and am on iPhone Xs. Got excited to film and use the LOG and other color filters to find out it’s another 15$. Didn’t know I had to go through extreme details reading through the entire descriptions of the product to later find out you have to buy more add ons. So I immediately spend 30$ on this app. I pull it up and record 2 mins on 4k 60 fps and raise the quality too..which is another reason I was buying it...It then freezes up. Do it again, minute and a half through..same thing. Do shorter vids and then it finally works. Do another few long ones and now the videos just disappeared and I had actually caught great footage that is now gone and not clickable in the preview window...terrible experience thus far. Maybe if you guys refund me I’ll change my review...But I’m gonna blast out bad reviews on this till I do :)
Coconut626 - A little miffed
I’ve heard great things about this app and seen a lot of the things people can make with it so when I got a little money for the holidays I decided I was going to buy it. At the cost of $15 I thought I was getting the full app. I’m not thrilled to find out I have to spend yet another $15 to unlock the full app. Yes I should have read up on this but it would’ve been nice to know that before buying the app and having to essentially buy it again to get it all. Still a great app, just not thrilled with how I found out about the Cinematographer Kit. I’m also aware of how much other filmmaking stuff costs so it’s not the price I’m unhappy with. I’m more than happy to pay $30 but it would’ve been nice to know I was going to need to pay it from the beginning.
flyguy95rrr - Shutter speed lock?
For anyone on the fence of buying this app, do it, it’s amazing and literally unlocks features on your phone that most of us would kill for to have in ALL mirrorless/DSLR cameras. It’s an amazing tool and well worth the money. With that said my only complaint would be for you guys to please change how the shutter speed lock/unlock currently functions and make it more failsafe or add an EXTRA step to unlock it. A setting that most of us would want to ALWAYS remain the same once set (shutter) is right in the exact vicinity of a setting that we will be constantly tapping and swiping to change throughout the shooting day (ISO) making the possibility of accidentally double tapping off the shutter lock very common.
Gabe VL - Great but needs a few features
I have been using this app for years and I love it, but it needs a few features. Number one the ability to switch between phone cameras at the push of a button on the main screen, not buried in a menu. Even better would be the ability to switch between different phone cameras without having to stop recording as can be done on the native iPhone camera app. Number two is independent volume controls of the left and right audio channels. Finally, and this may not be the fault of the app, but monitoring sound with wired headphones has a small latency delay. It’s annoying but not a dealbreaker. Wish there was someway to fix it.
OKchrispy - Yup
Taught foundational filmmaking with it and used it for this entire semester. Having shot with a Bolex for years and years, having this app in my pocket feels like shooting super 16 with nothing more than my copy of the ACH in my AC bag. Sigh, and it’s still all about knowing how to shoot, what a relief. Wish it had a real f-stop scale and an HUD of DOF as I shift focus and exposure. Rolling shutter seems to have disappeared. The crappy latitude typical with the iOS camera is expanded. And footage transcodes to MXF in the AVID beautifully. Sigh. Never thought I’d make movies again with all the time “convenient“ technology has stolen from me. Filmic pro is the real convenience. Add a single framing feature in app and I will actually sell my Bolex.
snllmb - Great app but could be better
I have been using Filmic pro for quite a while an I think this is a fantastic app for what it can do. However there are some limitations which I think can be resolved with updates. Like there is no overlay controls (Focus peeking, zebras, false color etc) if you switch to dolby HDR mode. It took me a long time to figure out where the controls were. You also cant do 4k 60fps if you choose 10bit or dolby HDR where as the native camera app can. I know dolby HDR was only introduced few months ago. I hope they will come up with a solution on the next update. It would be a waste not to be be able to use the full capability of ones camera hardware.
ShardsOfBlue - Stitch frustrating on iPad
I want to love it, but it doesn’t work well for one thing I need it for: Quick stitched social media selfie videos made on my iPad. It has a stitch feature, but the record/pause button is in the far right bottom corner of the screen, so my eye has to track all the way down for me to see where to tap it. And, it often doesn’t respond to my first or even second tap, like it’s not registering unless I tap it exactly right. I can’t for the life of me figure out what’s different between a successful and unsuccessful tap. If I was using this on a smaller device, or if it allowed different positions for the record button, it would probably be great, but as it is I can’t use it for my most-needed, albeit very simple, use case. 😞
dbmathis - Unusable
1) I shoot on an iPhone 11 Pro iOS 13.4. My filming requires 4K 60p.
2) Shooting 4K 60p on any quality setting using ultra wide results in choppy unusable footage. Dropped frames. The native Apple camera footage is buttery smooth. Clean install and restart didn’t fix the issue.
3) Stabilization when shooting ultra wide crops about 10% more than the native Apple app and produces less stable footage.
4) The preset save fails to save my camera lens setting of ultra wide.
It seems like this app was designed for up to wide lens initially. Then, when the iPhone 11 was released, this software company cobbled together a half baked solution to get ultra wide supported instead of taking the time to do it right. The result is garbage footage that I can’t use.
I’ve opened a support case and will update my review and rating if the makers of this useless recording software respond and fix the issues listed above.
For item 2, support responded with the following. It might seem convincing had I not downloaded Mavis which is a 3rd party app which doesn’t have the issue:
“ Thanks for writing in. Yes, unfortunately this is an error with Apple's camera API upon which 3rd party developers rely. We've contacted Apple regarding this and hope they will implement a fix in the future.”
BenLive - Great app with a major flaw
This app has great features, an attractive and decently user friendly UI, but that’s where this app stops being good. After using this app several times, 2 major issues have come up. First, and the worst, it will randomly stop recording in the middle of a shot for no reason whatsoever. I shoot my footage by myself doing Jeep DIY so sometimes I can’t redo my shots when I complete my work that I am trying to film and since I shoot alone, I have no idea it has stopped filming until I am done with the scene and check my footage. Another major issue is sometimes the footage is choppy on playback. I have transferred the footage out of the app and even to my computer and it remains choppy so it’s how the app recorded the video for the footage. I am horribly disappointed in this app for what I paid for it.
wyndyll - Crashes constantly, frame skip constantly, corrupts most videos half way through
I have used this app connected to an iPhone XS and have lost so much footage that isn’t even removable unless you connect to a computer using iTunes. This means if it loses a shot that was long that I cannot even deleted the corrupted file to free space to keep recording with a computer handy. When it stops mid video, there’s No way to rescue the videos. Happens 2/3 times I use the app and anytime I record for more than five minutes. If it doesn’t fail when recording then it fails at recording with terrible frame skips and out of sync audio. Audio management with microphones is also atrocious with it almost impossible to get decent levels out of anything prosumer. Ridiculous considering this app costs three times more than other video apps.
pentagramwookie - Great features poor performance
I love that this app is able to shoot in log or flat and 24 FPS + all the color settings. Unfortunately I spent hours preparing multiple scenes and musicians to take footage for a music video. Everything seemed to be going great until we handed the footage to the editor. Turns out most of the files are garbage. Some are as bad as roughy 5 fps and stay stuck on the same frame at some moments, not the 24 fps as we had selected in the app. We will have reschedule and spend a whole other day to reshoot almost everything and possibly make us miss a deadline. This happened on a 128GB iPhone 6s. For the price of this app I don’t think I should have had to assume the footage was garbage. I should have been notified that instant that footage was being shot at a different frame rate than selected.
one_.n._only - Cling and distortion issue
It is great app, I am using it in iPhone X. but It starts hanging just in 5 minutes. Even, end recording button doesn’t work. You can think, if I have taken great shot and video doesn’t get saved in gallery then it will ruin whole effort! After very few minutes, app start to cling. Sometimes app is shooting video in faster speed automatically. It has ruined many great shots. In this condition, video saved in the gallery looks like distorted, just like if you are playing high quality video in cheap phone. In the beginning I thought it is my phone hang issue. But it is not. Everything else is fine. Fix that please.
DaemonJ - Simply Awesome!
I’ve tried a bunch of apps to film and this is the one I chose. It’s by far the best and easiest to use. Their support is also very responsive, friendly and incredibly informative. The only in app purchase is for the color profiles. I recommend getting it. All-in-all, the app is cheap, easy to use and just plain awesome!
I do have some items I’d like in my wish list for Filmic:
1: Options for Timecode. You only have it’s internal timecode. Cannot synching or jamsync.
2: Anamorphic desqueeze options. The desqueeze doesn’t look correct with the 1.33x setting. It’s not a deal breaker though. You can manually desqueeze in your editing software. You do have the option to desqueeze in just the preview or automatically desqueeze.
3: De Noise option does not work when recording footage at 4K 24fps. I think this should be a priority.
4: The remote app should work on older iPhones and iPads. I’d like to utilize my old devices for basic utilities like remote controlling the Filmic app.
Fantastic app though! I love using it!
EvanLarsen - Great app, but issues connecting to the Osmo Mobile 2
I have been using the app now for a few days and so far love it. I am blown away at all the manual settings I can now take advantage of. My only complaint is that Filmic Pro states that it is compatible with the Osmo Mobile 2 but I have been having some connectivity problems. For some reason whenever I click the record button on the Osmo Mobile 2, instead of starting the recording on Filmic Pro, the app starts cycling through it’s different manual settings. Although this isn’t a huge issue, it would be nice to be able to take advantage of the record button on the Osmo Mobile 2.
BloggerDude - They removed the color correction feature
The latest update for Filmic Pro removed the color correction feature from the clip library. Believe it or not, I did use that feature for quick color adjustments. Now I have to find a third party app to do color correction.
And yes, the app is the best video app for iphone, and I’ve been using it since 2012, etc. That’s how I know about the color correction being removed from the clip library.
If Filmic Pro wants to really improve, it should have a color correction free app instead of the multi-cam app. There really is no point to the multi-cam app. Color correction, on the other hand, is vital.
MellowExpress - Scammed! Bait and switch.
I got this app thinking, ok, its $15. But then I find out you have to fork over another $13 to get the full function of this app like flat profile and dynamic range, etc. After finding this out, I started researching and looking at reviews and this app has a bunch of bugs from minor annoyances to things that don’t make sense like not recording the actual frame rate that it says it’s recording on. I don’t mind paying for a good app but what’s with the hidden fees? That doesn’t inspire any confidence with this developers at all. It does quite the opposite. Who knows that they’re going to charge next. I feel scammed. I should have watched reviews on this app instead beforehand like I usually do but I have it a benefit of a doubt. I’m not doing that anymore. I want my money back and fvcku with your scams and hidden fees
Yasser Masood - Stellar app to use for filming on a smartphone
Even if it uses the smartphone camera and built in sensor for the filming, I've not seen an app where you get the chance to further customize settings for it.
Though the Camera app makes for easy click-and-go, FILMIC PRO really let's you take great video with just a tap on my smartphone for the moments I want to capture. Different capture settings gives you options to customize how you want to capture the scene.
Great thing with the app is that it also works with the Rode Microphone Pro, so you’ll also get equally good audio.
josh foxi - Lag when dialing in settings
I noticed that when I am adjusting settings for ISO, focus peaking, and H/M/L that the app lags, causing the image while framing a shot to move at a significant delay. Also I found the ability to record what you are capturing does nothing when you tap the record button.
When attempting to back out of the controls it either does not respond or takes so long that you have to close the app, at which point I found that the audio I hear in my headphones continues after the app has been closed, as though everything to do with the app is suffering from this lag.
Not sure if the devs encountered this so leaving a review so maybe it can be tweaked
createdbytrix - Solid Video Camera App (For Casuals & Pros)
If you’re a filmmaker with little resources or just need a more stripped down, straight-forward production setup, Filmic Pro should be in your tool bag. It’s a solid app that opens up your iOS camera’s hidden features and gives you more room to breath on the video side of things. I would even recommend this app to the casual person who wants to toy around with filmmaking and learn the ropes, instead of investing in expensive gear. Filmic Pro gives us another option in our arsenal as filmmakers, as creators, as video lovers!
carltongamble - Everything was going fine until today
I just wasted 27:13 minutes of my life. I was recording and the audio is nearly missing. This is not the first time, this is the reason I stopped using Filmic. The video looked perfect I finally learned to use the auto focus but the audio makes the video useless. I can’t get any good audio out of my iPhone 11 even after I switch to front mic, back mic, main and Bluetooth with my AirPods.
I’m seriously mad, where is the quality control? I’m not using a old iPhone, I’m using a iPhone 11 with over 100GB of available space. Is this going to happen every time you update your software? Should I put work on pause just to accommodate the lack of quality? The sound bar ain’t even moving.
SaniBanks - Freezing & audio out of sync
I’ve been using the app for about a year. And Im now using it with my iphone 11 pro max. Its been functioning great until about a month ago. The app constantly freezes while recording. Seriously, I wish I could show you guys. This happens multiple times a day now.
Also, even worse, the audio and video is out of sync. Im not sure why, but I’ve tried different audio sources (built in mic, rodemicL, rode wireless) and they all have the same issue. Where as, no issues in the iphone stock camera app. I’ve checked settings and this happens in Filmic Pro regardless of the resolution and frame rate.
The concept of Filmic Pro is great. But these bugs make the app unusable. I’ve lost countless footage due to these issues..
AshuPunjabi - Best app for short filmmaking
Someone who recently had a new passion for filmmaking, I wanted to make short films myself. However, while money was tight, this app really came in handy because it has everything a young, raw filmmaker needs to start pursuing his career. Especially with the changes in aspect ratio, resolution, frame rate, etc. Not to mention the fact that this app supports many of the drones, tripods, stabilizers needed to create amazing shots and tell great stories. This app became a filmmaker’s dream real quick and I am truly grateful that the App Store has this app in the first place.
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Bizura Saruma - Amazing app but doesn’t support active tracking
Filmic pro is a very nice app. Unlike iPhone’s default camera settings, you can do manual settings in Filmic pro you like and record raw videos and later can edit in advance softwares like Premiere pro. But it doesn’t support active tracking like in DJI Mimo. So, I would like to provide feedback to the developers team to add this functionality so that users can have amazing extra feature and don’t need to think any other app to shoot videos.
Jezz7w - Great app but often produces frozen footage
There are so many great things about this app but the footage is often corrupted at several points where the audio continues but the video freezes. The footage for those parts is unusable. This is becoming very frustrating as I am a teacher trying to film lessons for remote learning on a tight schedule and it is seriously upsetting that I have to re-film entire segments of lessons because of this issue. Also, the audio gain slider is way to small and attempting to slide it often activates the home screen handle/bar. It would make more sense to integrate it into the actual audio levels meter on the right hand side. (Yes I’ve checked my storage. It’s fine. I’m on an iPhone Xr)
Swamiji1008 - Filmicpro
I purchased this app twice, one for me and a friend. My plan was to use it with 2 x iPhone Xs coupled with 2 x Senheiser EW100 G3 transmitter lapel mic systems. It was a total washout and failed miserably. I contacted FilmicPro over this and their answer did not resolve the issue. When I informed them of this I got no further replies. So I am annoyed and frustrated since this app is supposed to work seamlessly with the iPhone X. So no stars as a review until they take this seriously and fix it.
My sincere thanks to Filmicpro. Since writing the above they have fixed the issue entirely and now I am very happy with this app. It works superbly.
LRW in Camperdown - Great app now even better!
Filmic pro has been my go to app for a while now, but it was niggly with respect for the Movi gimbal. Hardware support always felt half baked. But with 6.9 we have the integration with the Movi and its superb. Have been playing with it this morning and cannot wait to actually get outside and do something! The integration appears to take stuff straight from the Movi App (modes, window, tilt/roll, support for the D Pad etc). Have tested the basics so far record button, speed and love it. Well done Filmic!
AusCze - Great App/One Request
Filmic Pro really adds professionalism to those who use their iPhone as a method of filming. I do recommend this app as it has endless options in which you can thoroughly set your preferences and consequently film a great-quality video. However, there’s a limit to which I would love to grant 5 stars. This limit is due to Filmic Pro’s incompatibility with ZhiYun SmoothQ 2. Other than that, I am looking forward to improving my filming experience with Filmic Pro.
skywalker m - Minor update
Hi DEV team
First of all best of luck for this app and more updates to come, it's been my travel video recording app and all the best memories of my life. But one thing I would like to suggest is that , while recording video if it could track an object then videos would look more smooth esp. while time-lapse if it could be added in next update then it would be a nice thing to have if the team can make it happen...
Best of luck🤙🏼
GlobalBullReviewer - I’d give it 6 stars if I could!
Fantastic app and now they’ve added support for Movi Cinema Robot this app has really gone to the next level if functionality and film making creativity, with the latest update id give it 6 stars if I could!
For any budding mobile film maker out there do yourself a favour and get this app, the in app purchase for the cinematographers kit is also well worth the money, go for it!
Nickthe Zulu - Great but....
Love using the app for professional work and teaming it with Luma Fusion, which data flows through to seamlessly. However, would love to see you resolve some data transfer issues. When you try to transfer multiple clips - it doesn’t like it. Slows down the job. Worse yet when you try to send clips to an iShowFast - it is very intermittent and often won’t transfer them. Know all the silly mistakes - learned the hard way - not that. Once you fix this issue you’ll get those other two stars.
Shadowflay - A great app!
We use this app in conjunction with an iPhone 6s Plus to document a micro dairy construction.
I have a 5D Mk3. Filmic is fantastic and I seldom use the 5D. I can barley fault the app. There could be a little better integration of the screen rotation feature so it works properly once viewing clips. If you haven’t rotated the screen back at the video screen it stays in that orientation.
But serious, this is a fantastic app. Highly recommended.
Keith Slee - Amazing App! But...
This app is great, it has all of the settings and requirements to produce high quality video from you mobile device, and HD been a great help when filming videos with my friends in the absence of a camera setup or a gimbal. However, the second $22 paywall within this $23 app is just absurd, I understand that developers are often underfunded and under supported but seriously!!
Noisy boy rundown disks - Phenomenal App
Shooting a short film recently, I decided to use my iPhone 11 Pro as a secondary camera. Using the Filmic Pro app, it quickly became the primary camera on shoot.
The seamless and intuitive nature of the app made shooting a breeze. And the cinematographers kit expansion turned this little machine in my hand into a cinematic camera. I’m so very impressed, and keen to submit this short film to various comps
Aussieniks - A must buy app for your videos
You cannot live without this app if you love shooting videos with your phone. Especially when the developer is so proactive to review each feedback and respond.
Thanks to the developer for getting back to me. I had some issues using it on iPhone 11, however it is all working well.
Tim Maisey - Documentary
I have just returned from filming a documentary using my iphone x and filmic pro as well as a dslr. I could not have got the shots I wanted without the features on filmic pro including the focus pull and locking exposure, frame rate and focus. The documentary was filmed on an island requiring confidence of getting the shots in difficult lighting and sound conditions as events happened and with minimum equipment.
Sean ordinary - PLEASE READ DEVS
Guys, fantastic app really. One addition would solve so many problems for me. The white balance always reverts back to AWB even if saved in a global preset! Please make it a saveable setting that persists after program is restarted(like every dslr camera behaves) or at the very least saveable to a preset where it does not reset to AWB(auto white balance). I realise it can be set each time but that is time consuming and easy to forget when you need to shoot something quickly, fixing a rapidly changing white balance in post is a nightmare. Once fixed my review will go back to five stars.
xjeepers1978 - Now works with Zhiyun Smooth Q2
Awesome, bought this app to use with the Smooth 4 and was awesome. Changed to the Smooth Q2 for a more compact gimbal when 4wd’ing. Was disappointed at first that filmic would record with the gimbal button, but now with the latest update it works awesome with it🤘
Love having full control over what I am recording and look forward to future updates👍
Blake Hilgers - Great app but (developer please respond)
I bought this app it’s really good, the best on the market but when I opened the app I saw that I had to pay another $22 I thought that’s what the first $22 I payed this would be a perfect app if you could remove it and for $22 its not very important to upgrade anyway it’s just annoying please fix this and make the best mobile filming app on the market 🙏
RHLB - Why the Multi-Cam Delay?
I enjoy using FiLMiC Pro and was turned onto it when Apple showed the new iPhone 11 multi-cam feature using the app. It was a huge promotion for the phone and the app yet after all this time still the multi-cam feature is not available. Why the delay?
howlowl - False pretenses.
Well this is a great App. I purchased a brand-new iPhone 11 on the strength of this apps demo at WWDC. I have waited patiently for a year and it has not eventuated. And even worse there is no advice as to when it may happen. I purchased a very expensive phone which will be out of date before the feature is released. I am sure Filmic Pro won’t assist which a new phone purchase so I’m not happy! Our than that it’s a good app.
Mr123409876 - Too buggy
Great feature set but too buggy for a pro app. We have list video (corrupted files unable to be repaired) and one clip that was recorded with no sound even though the audio bars indicated that smothered was no hardware issues. Have had these problems on multiple iPhone (11pro and 11 pro max). Also preview seems to be super slow on the new iPhone SE (2nd gen) when HEVC is turned on. This app doesn’t seem to cope with HEVC. Such great potential but poor implementation. Shame :(
revolve - The best video app out there
I’ve only just started using this but I’m impressed by the quality of the app, the way it extends and customises the options and functions of the iPhone camera and the speed with which the devs responded to the Osmo Mobile 2 changes. Really impressive.
engelberthumperdink - 10bit Dolby Vision? What is this madness!
FiLMiC killing it. Not long ago clean HDMI was added meaning I can integrate this into my Atem Mini live stream, and with this update 10-but Dolby Vision on my 12 Pro! Crazy for a smartphone.
Great job. Keep the new features coming. Owned FiLMiC Pro since 2012 and has only gotten better and better.
Inke89 - Great app but
This is a great app and a big help to improve video on the iPhone X. However I’ve got one problem: it keeps freezing. Always have the newest updates on my phone and I’ve waited a while to write this, but it keeps happening. If this can be fixed I’d have no complaints at all!
iVeryMad - 3 stars just for one nuisance
Well though I have just started using it but one thing is great Nuisance for me which I don’t face in many other camera apps and that is without phone orientation lock opened app doesn't change it’s orientation. Please correct it. Because orientation lock of iphone helps in many other nuisance but camera apps should be free of it.
Iron - Amazing functionality.
This app has amazing functionality and the manual settings for focus and aperture are awesome once you figure it all out. It does take some practice. I would love integration for the Kaiser Bass XS3 gimbal. This would make Filmic Pro my absolute primary app for shooting video.
MitchellClare - Great App but..
Love this app, it’s the best Filming App for iOS, but please add support for the DJI OSMO Mobile 3 hardware gimbal, a toggle to use the Zoom controls on the gimbal to control Focus or Zoom of the camera would be a winner. DJI has updated the firmware recently so please update the app to support the Mobile 3, this is a must!!!
jmlfilmmaker - Audio issue
As much as I love this app. It truly is amazing, there is major problem I am having when using my iPhone mic and it happens 50-60% of the time, a loud repeating beating/vibrating sound that drowns our everything else and 10 seconds worth of still frame at the end of each video. Any help would be much appreciated.
Peterkoevari - Extremely buggy on iPhone X
Just bought this as it came highly recommended. Nice functionality in controls. Continually crashes on playing back of videos, and many times doesn’t capture audio. It has also completely rendered my iPhone frozen after crashing on playback, twice now. Please fix how horribly unstable this app is and I would rate it highly. It’s not a cheap product, with such huge bugs.
jykuser - Stabilisation bug
It seems to be one of the great filming app. Although There is a bug when using stabilisation. When the stabilisation is turned on, the screen goes all green. It may not happen to everyone but it’s happening with my new iPhone Xs. When I delete and reinstall the app, it looks fine for mins and then same green screen covers the whole screen.
Subash67 - Cant save 120fps videos to camera roll
Is it only me or i cant save the high fps videos ( 120fps videos) to my camera roll. I can airdrop to my mac but i am not sure if it exports the video in full quality.
VH-ALX - Disappointed does not work with DJI Osmo 3!
My initial excitement for this app has turned to massive disappointment in the fact that it does not support the Osmo 3. After reading further down on your preview statement in the App Store, you do state that you support Osmo 1 & 2. Unfortunately you do not make it clear that currently you do not support the Osmo 3. It is the only reason I purchased the app. Hopefully you will address support for the Osmo 3 soon.
video explorer - How do you edit videos?
I bought this app last week and see no editing features. There is an online tutorial on editing videos but the app does not support it. Where are your video editing features hiding?
destroyerrr98 - Audio let down
I’ve liked this app for so long, it does great and incredibly professional video. However the audio seemed to bug out on me and was recording at a very low rate despite the fact that I changed no settings. Very disappointing and frustrating.
241195 - Great app! However
Fantastic app, I have linked my Dji Osmo Mobile 3 but I cant seem to use the zoom function?
B Clements - Pro from top to bottom
Everything you need to get the job done!
ammmyyycc - Not that great
It always glitches and goes out of sync with my voice. Annoying when you film a 30 minute Pilates class to realise it’s glitched after 5 minutes so the class is a waste. Happens nearly every time I video.
BaileyRob41 - Great app but slightly disappointed
I am loving this app! The thing that disappoints me is that I have to pay another $20 for logs when I already paid $20 for the app. The prices should be cheaper or the cinematographer kit for free.
Xenarzio - Very good!
This app is very good! It gets the job done and has lots of customisation. Really impressed with this app. 10/10
BlueDoorsstudio - Bait and switch
Bit of a bait and switch. Pay $13 for the app. Then have to in app purchase another $13 to make it usable for film makers.
No wide angle lens support on iPhone 11 pro - yet.
Now whilst the update they talked about in the iPhone 11 event isn’t due yet; but will this be yet another in app purchase to unlock?!
BuffetBoy - Buggy now
Films upside down when in lock horizontally mode. Just about every startup ends with a ridiculous twist and shake action to re- correct the orientation.
Anyaim - Waste of money
Just downloaded the app and didn’t like it already, you can’t use the front camera for all cameras which’s very disappointing.!
Also very disappointed that you have to pay for the Cinematographer Kit as well.!
Van merkos - Lose quality after export to camera roll
I recorded 4K and when I save it to camera roll it be comes 1080 . Doesn’t support well the zhiyun smooth 4 , doesn’t work the tracking mode. And many many more, I think I lost my money.
radio1069 - Can u show us which mobiles is compatible for the Log2 mode, including iso and andro
Can u show us which mobiles is compatible for the Log2 mode, including iso and andro ? Cheers!
Bob@aus - Best app so far
I love this app, will love to see this app is compatible for zyhun gimbals in future , 4 star for cashing a lot on my iPhone 7 and 6s.
KateDee - Great app — Needs DJI Osmo Pocket capability
Only thing that’d make this app better would be compatibility with the new DJI Osmo Pocket and better compatibility with the Røde SC6-L Interview Kit.
Phildevans - WANT A REFUND!
Purchased in-app add on to access Flat and Vlog recordings for 4k 60fps. When unlocked, the app states Flat and Vlog only works up to 40fps, and not 60fps. I feel screwed over!
Raised a refund request with Apple who denied my request without further explanation.
GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!!
skitt less - Great app!
Please add compatibility with DJI OM 4
Would love to be able to switch modes with the M button!
Thanks guys and great app!
Earlegray - Black Screen
Currently not working in iPhone SE. Went through troubleshooting steps - made sure app had permissions it needed and reinstalled, still shows a black screen when open.
cjcjcphcococou - Upgrade please, can you guys upgrade your app so I can use the record button on the Q2 please
michael XAM 16 - FiLMicPro
Does not move past 1st screen re camera,photo request,why,thanx,function v useless,why,does it happen often,on iPhone 8+,ipadPro 10,5 as well,why,thanx,please respond,thanx,Michael
Taken for an idiot - Lack of support
Great app. Don’t expect any support, emails go unanswered. Otherwise would have been five stars.
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UX Gal - Close to perfect for ease and creative control
I look forward to contributing a comprehensive review, but decided on the occasion of the recent update, to raise a few points.
Most importantly for users: your presets may not work as expected after the update. My 240 fps > 24 fps slow motion preset lost the retiming preference, so I am stuck with a number of takes at just-plain-240 fps.
I suggest that users test and if necessary fix and re-save any custom settings that they need to rely on.
For FiLMiC Folks:
Not only for occasions such as this, please include the ability to retime clips among the post functions that you offer under the Play menu.
•When saving copies at reduced resolutions, please do not resample professional 48 kHz audio to the amateur 44.1 kHz “CD” sample rate.
•Please consider including choice of saving recompressed versions at the *same* pixel dimensions as the original clip, but at a lower data rate. In fact, choices of data rates and 2-pass encoding would be extremely useful for film makers needing to share rushes over limited data connections.
•Perhaps Apple has a lock on use of the H.265 codec. Especially as we seem limited to low data rates on our iOS devices, please allow us to choose if we wish, to use H.265 “Extreme” as the capture Codec for *any* pixel dimensions and frame rate.
•This applies to post options as well. I wanted to save and share a reduced-size 720p version of a (successful) H.265 1080p slow motion clip that I’d trimmed, and the re-compressed 720p H.264 clip was much larger than the original 1080p file.
•A minor, but annoying matter: please save recompressed files in .mp4 or as suitable containers. In the real world, we can’t keep banging our heads against the wall with clients using inferior operating systems that balk at or provide inferior performance displaying .mov files.
•Storage management is probably Apple’s issue. Long after I have offloaded all clips, deleted the originals and cleared Recently Deleted, iOS 13.6.1 Settings still attributes many gigabytes of file data to FiLMiC Pro… as it does for other apps even though *all* their data has been similarly removed.
Only by deleting (not offloading) the app then downloading it again from the App Store am I able to “recover” space that iOS should have shown as free in the first place.
As a side note, a few colleagues and one friend have observed that it’s been some years since a major version update to FiLMiC Pro, and they do not want to buy the app and necessary in-app purchases, when in their opinion their money will be “down the drain” when the “long overdue” update arrives.
To me this defeats the business model of developers who depend on income from existing sales to help fund costs of developing new versions.
Finally, as our phones are often more powerful than our computers made more than a few years ago, a (new, separate) transcoding utility which saves ProRes files to external media, would be superbly-useful for those of us who would like to have edit-ready files upon return from filming.
Many thanks for a great and continually evolving film making tool.
minusr - Idk what to say.
Bought the app for $20 yet you gotta pay extra $20 to unlock the profile settings? 😖
And the profiles [ Flat and log ] wont let you shoot more 30fps.
Hopefully they’ll update it to up 60fps🙏
giordanowolf - The camera seems great but...
You have to pay an extra 13$ for the remote??? I understand paying for premiums like the log mode and other add one (though I don’t like it either)... but so many other apps have remotes for either free or 1$ Had I read more closely I would not have purchased.
If you don’t care about that than yeah, it’s a good camera app. The analytics overlays are worth it alone.
Ceccano eXpress - Idea for future advancement
Once you have the multi camera feature working have you thought about making it record only on a specific amount of storage space. This could then be used as a dash cam as well as a great video recording tool and if you made an easy save feature for all cameras and it starts looping again then you would really have a multi use application.
I like the functionality now, can’t wait for the multi camera capability!
Md Ridwanur - So disappointed
I just paid $20.00 for buying this app and it says again to spend more to get some other features. This is really frustrating and I wish I could get the refund.
SystemLeap - In App Purchases
I like this app a lot but I just don’t understand why there is a need for in app purchases in a 20 dollar app.
Edit: The developers responded with an understandable statement so my review is better.
R to the C - Pretty good
I don’t know if this is possible, but if someone can do it, it would be you guys... I want to be able to use my Apple Watch as an external Bluetooth microphone when recording in the app... not sure if it’s possible, but plz try. I’ll even purchase this feature as an in app purchase if it becomes available.
ChuckChias - A complete ripoff
I purchased this app for the ability to shoot LOG footage. But it turns out if I want to do that I need to pay an additional $19.99! Which is, basically, the cost of the app again!! The basic app has a couple of cool features but nothing that justifies paying $20.99 for it. I’m so annoyed by this that I’m requesting a refund. If you want to have the full features of this app, you’re looking at paying over $50 for it. NOT WORTH IT.
Dj19567 - Dont buy it
Guys this a good app but it’s a complete ripoff! Don’t get it!
Filmic inc you guys gotta make your app cheaper. You can get camera apps like this but way freakin cheaper and some even free! Don’t waste you money on this app
Filmic inc. Make your app cheaper! Jeez
josh…1 - Yikes
Love all the advanced features. Kind of pointless how many features and effects can be applied when the app doesn’t record properly.
Spent the weekend taking multiple videos only to find out later that the video recording glitched while it kept recording audio. Then after the video finally caught up, the audio and video weren’t in sync. This was on five different videos.
The Apple Watch preview often gets stuck on the first image it loads.
Directors view function (I think that’s the name for remote screen viewing) is cool, but lags a little too much for a $30 app.
Trimming function needs works, seems to only allow for trims/cuts of larger proportion. Doesn’t allow for editing out the 1-2 seconds of me looking at my watch while initiating recording.
I’ll redownload and see what happens. If the same, I’ll be asking the App Store for a credit.
icehat - Great
The app will randomly lose audio. It works fine for a while then one day I’ll arrive at home after a shoot and discover that there’s no audio. The “video only” button is off in the audio settings also so obviously a glitch.
dvbdbdnsj - don’t have long exposure
don’t have long exposure option for motion blur time lapse and light painting really disappointing from an app that cost 20$
Bfezton - Great manual options
Love the app but please add 60fps for 4K recording on iPhone 12 Pro.
Dr. Julius No, Mad Scientist - Missing Basic Features
Can’t lock “aperture”, shutter angle, and ISO, at the same time. So, right away, this is a useless app missing the most basic, fundamental and essential camera features. You try to set one thing and something else comes unglued. It’s like Whac-A-Mole! But histograms! It’s got that! Cuz that’s important. I’ll trade the histograms for a decent manual focus... But there’s tons of very, very well hidden features you can discover by reading stuff in online forums if you have time ... lots of time... OMG! Pass...
Apu JLB - You have to buy more to work your shadows!
It was being a great app, until I needed to adjust the shadows, it makes you buy another extension for $20 more! So, having paid for FilmicPro, I still
Have to use the iPhone camera app!
Genefrix - Update Request: Zhiyun Smooth X Compatibility
Can you make this app compatible to the new Zhiyun Smooth X as well? it would be really great if you add it as compatible gimbal.
Anyways, so far im liking the app. A little learning curve but the output is really impressive
smajdjd - Keeps freezing when trying to record
The app won't let me record after taking few shots. It freezes when I tap the recording button and this happens a lot. It resolves after few minutes though. Overall app quality is nice.
erickim75 - Mic issue!!!
Latest version 6.12.8 has mic issue!!!
This FilmicPro is my main camera app.
However, I can’t use now as this issue.
Please fix this mic issue.
VoidAvenger - Absolute Garbage
The amount of times that this app loses footage is too high. I’m seriously considering getting a standalone camera because of all the frustration this app has given me. I really don’t recommend anyone uses it
djfr - Super appli !!!
FiLMiC pro + un gimbal c’est vraiment le paradis dans le sac à dos ! Rajouter lui un pti drone comme un mavic mini c’est la vie. Je suis vidéastre et j’ai du matériel pro plus gros mais ce kit est vraiment extraordinaire et portable !
Montage avec final cut x et colorimetrie avec résolve
App-Reviewer-Guy - Dropped frames galore
App was useful but now every few seconds I get dropped frames. Stock camera app doesn’t do this. Yes, I’ve restarted my phone, restored it from new, closed all other apps and put into airplane mode. STILL DROPPED FRAMES! And this is on a iPhone XS Max, so not an old phone.
AugustusLow - Bug fixes needed and better audio control for iOS
I use this app exclusively for work on my iPad Pro 10.5, so I know it pretty well. The lack of easy volume input control is beyond annoying at this point.
Temp won’t stay locked. Focus lock is a mess....
Nicolasfsh - No level tool in app
It would be excellent if you could add the level tool on the screen please. Thank you
我去过多久啊咖啡册 - still unable to connect zhiyun smooth 4
Always no response for my zhiyun smooth 4, my gimbal works well on zyplay can you guys fix it?
Am409 - Please add NDI!
I love this app for recording but it would be soooo sick if it could output NDI|HX to bring into OBS! Maybe someday?
Gerald Querubin - No Audio on iPhone XS Max
I just purchased this expensive app. Took some videos and no audio!
Dougyefg - MOMENT has the same app for $7
I wish I could get a refund, nearly $50 for an app that doesn’t do anything different than the $7 app from Moment :/
I wish I heard about that app beforehand 😰
jmhanania - Bluetooth audio recording?
I love this app Ames the remote features but I can’t seem to record audio using my AirPod pros. I keep getting video with no audio. Would love some support.
urjfjwkw - Storage recognition way too slow
This is overall a good app, but the storage recognition is way too slow. I would completely delete a massive video off of my phone and it takes around 20 minutes for the app to recognize that that much space is now available. Also, instead of making a video essentially useless if you’re out of storage in the middle of filming, the app could consider automatically saving the video up to the storage limit point. These storage related features need to be fine tuned because it is an app or storage-sensitive smartphone users.
Wolfeyez - Supports Osmo Mobile 3...NOPE (a year after release)
I keep waiting for the update to make your software compatible with the DJI OSMO 3...nearly two years later, nothing. Guess it will never happen.
Beer-Geek - Zhiyun connect issue
Apparently the Flimic pro stopped connecting to the Zhiyun gimbal in January of 2020. As of July 1, 2020 it still does not connect. I heard the issue could be solved by resetting the data on my iPhone, but this did not work. I wasted $20.
camby22 - Greatest!
The best there is!
DL_Chris - Great app
Just needs to support DJI Osmo Mobile 3
chocolate slug - Not worth $20
Save your money. I wish I did. Almost instantly regretted buying this. Doesn’t work as advertised with my smooth 4. The whole reason I bought it. Stick with the software you get with your gimble, cause this is garbage.
Javiermayday - Be careful
For 21$ cad you purchase the app but you can’t use the Log or Flat profile. You need to spend another 20$ cad for the cinematographic bundle if you want to use the app’s full functionalities. I wish i had known before. I am disappointed. It is expensive. Other than that the app is okay.
Sperophoto - No Log support over 60fps what is the $20 for?
How do they justify a $20 in app purchase for log support that isn't available over 60fps ? Moment offers all of this for a flat $17 with Log being supported across your devices supported frame rates. Complete rip off as this makes the entire point of the add on moot.
Twirling Erling - Thank you for the response...
The video on the new se is very good, so it makes sense to have quality control over focus selection, exposure, colour and FX right while you are shooting. It all looks and feels very slick (in a good way), and is worth the asking IAP price option.
Kachappilly poulose - About App
I have purchased filmic pro in my mobile but unfortunately my phone camera is not working because of some issue, can I use this app in my wife phone with out buying new purchase ?
Jean-Félix 87 - Fake LOG
Love the manual focus
Kileva - Zhiyun Smooth 4 not connecting
The app is great except for two things:
- From time to time, it freezes and I loose precious shots.
- It stopped connecting to the Smooth 4. It was working very well and suddenly it doesn’t connect.
hotnewmusic - Damn
I just bought this app to use with my Zhiyun Smooth 4 and it’s still not connecting to it. Hope this gets fixed soon.
tmatharu - Need Osmo mobile 3 support!!!
Hi! It’s a great recording app. But come on it’s been months the Osmo 3 mobile has been out and still no support for it. Any eta on this??
2KFiend - Great App
I’ve been using the app for about a month now. It has great features, and many settings for your video needs. Though, for some reason, the app is no longer connecting to my Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal. I hope this is a problem that can be fixed in the near future.
ycpj - Missing live analytics when shooting in 4K 60fps
Please update to allow live analytics when shooting in 4K 60fps. Filmmakers rely on focus peaking to manually focus. Zebra stripes, clipping and false color are equally important to check exposure. Thank you.
eyeOfRah - You might think this is a great app
It will be. Not today, not how it’s sold, not today. Splitting the cine features was dumb. They should had been more upfront on the features. Nice attempt thought.
worstintroductiontoocodingever - Having issues opening app
I just downloaded this and everytime i open it shows a black screen then crashes a second after please help me with this I feel like my 21$ went no where.
Bigbangman666 - Paid very expensive and does not work at 60 fps
Why Flat and Vlog does not work 60 frames per second! I’m really angry at the price I paid
LionJP - Perfect for anyone
This app is definitely worth every penny.
vdb007007 - Multi-function support
I am one of the subscribers and bought the app
When is the multi-function support coming what we saw at the launch of the iPhone 11 Pro Max ?
Guvernmento - Really frustrated with missing recordings
I love the idea of this app, seems solid for most people, but I’ve had many instances of clips just not saving to my iPhone 8. Sometimes the clip is recorded, but the last few seconds are frozen and the clip doesn’t show up in my Photos app.
Thought it was because I had low space on my phone, but I cleaned up a lot of room and I’m getting the same results.
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