While the iPhone’s high-quality camera is abundantly used to snap photos, it’s not as frequently employed for videos. There are many other reasons for that, but one of the reasons is that a video shot through a phone’s camera can’t match the quality of a professionally-shot video. For instance, it is (almost inevitably) bound to be a bit shaky and blurred, owing to both hardware restrictions, as well as the lack of proper software support for the video camera in iOS devices. Thankfully, users have a lot of alternatives available for the stock Camera app in iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. There are many good video capturing apps available in the App Store, but probably none as comprehensive and thorough as FiLMiC Pro. The app lacks video editing options, but it more than makes up for that with the features present in shooting mode.
FiLMiC Pro starts off with a much-needed tutorial, as the app has a lot of features and you won’t be able to figure everything out on your own. Once the camera screen comes up, the app is in double reticle mode. This means there are separate control areas for focus and exposure. The square reticle will let you choose the area where you want the focus to be, while the circular icon is to let you adjust the exposure of the scene. To lock any of the reticles to their current state, use the first two buttons in the bottom bar. The third button is for white balance, while the last one is to control the flash. When everything is adjusted, hit the record button in the bottom right corner.
To give your videos a really professional touch, you can switch on the 35mm Flip menu from FiLMiC Pro Settings. Another such option is to turn on color bars that give you some time to get everything in order before the camera starts rolling. An alternative way of doing so is by turning on Slate. FiLMiC Pro allows its users to choose the frame rate of the videos being shot, and you can overlay an Audio Meter with the main camera screen. This meter indicates the noise level in your environment. The app’s sharing menu is integrated with a lot of services and you can upload your videos to YouTube, Vimoe, Dropbox, Facebook or an FTP server.
FiLMiC Pro is optimized for iPhone only, but you can use it to shoot videos from your iPad as well. The app can be downloaded for free (for a limited time) from the link given below.