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Filmic Pro version 6

Filmic Pro v6 is the most professional iPhone camera app yet

The latest version of Filmic Pro is the most professional iPhone/iPad camera app yet, with an improved interface, manual controls, pro analytic overlays, and flat/log profiles. It’s an impressive upgrade.

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Thomas Gerbet of Radio Canada Info made this great (French-language) short item using an iPhone 7+, Filmic Pro and an Osmo Mobile

Mumbai rush-hour filmed on iPhone 7+, Osmo Mobile and Filmic Pro

This short report about travelling on the Mumbai rush-hour, by Thomas Gerbet from Radio-Canada Info (in French), shows how phones can help journalists get great results in challenging environments.

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iPhone filmmaking

33 ways to get the best out of your iPhone/iPad camera

How can you get the best out of your iPhone/iPad video camera? These 33 tips will help you get steadier shots and better sound, film in low light, keep your device charged, and free up memory.

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Osmo Mobile film still

iPhone filming with the Osmo Mobile

I used the Osmo Mobile smartphone stabiliser on a recent documentary shoot. It worked really well, letting me get rock-solid handheld shots, smooth pans and unusual tracking shots. Here are some examples, with tips on how to connect an external power pack and pro microphones.

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Panasonic GH5 camera body

Panasonic GH5, a mirrorless camera built for filmmaking

Panasonic’s new GH5, out at the end of March, offers more pro filmmaking features than any other mirrorless camera. With powerful in-body image stabilisation, fast autofocus, it’ll be a great choice for news shooters, documentary filmmakers and events.

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Peer-to-peer equipment hire in the UK

Peer-to-peer hire – where freelances hire out their gear to other professionals – is popular in the US. KitHive is a startup planning to bring it to the UK. Here’s how to register your interest.

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