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LumaFusion video editing app for iPhone and iPad

LumaFusion brings pro editing to the iPad and iPhone

16 December 2016 (updated 23 December) The iPhone is a great filming tool. Apple’s Camera app is reliable and very easy to use, and you can shoot with Filmic Pro or Mavis if you need more manual control. But it’s not so great for serious editing. iMovie is easy but limited: it’s designed for home videos, not serious […]

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The ABCDEF of setting up your shot

Here’s how to make your shot as good as it can be, before you press the record button. First, check the settings and the sound. Then check the angle, background, composition and distance. Finally, check the exposure and focus. Angle Which angle will give you the best view of the subject? Could you improve your shot by moving around the subject, or using a higher or […]

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Z-Prime lenses for iPhone: full review

Ztylus Z-Prime wide and telephoto lenses for iPhone 6/6S and 6/6S Plus – full review with samples.

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Filmmaking for photographers

If you’re a good photographer you’ve already got many of the skills you need to make films. But there’s a lot more to filmmaking than the image.

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Step by step filmmaking

It’s best to think of filmmaking as three distinct stages: planning (pre-production), filming (production), and completing the film and getting it ready to show (post-production).

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iPad and iPhone filmmaking

iPads and iPhones include good HD cameras. It’s really handy to be able to shoot and edit on the same device. You can get a lot of accessories and apps to make them better for filmmaking.

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