What's the best video camera app for your phone with the ability to have full manual control of camera settings? There are certainly plenty of options out there, but today we're going head to head with two of them, the Moment App verus FiLMiC Pro, and we'll do that right now.
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It's time to move beyond shooting on your phones' native video camera app, and take a step up into professional mobile phone videography. This video is perfect for video creators looking to make a decision on which video camera app will suit their needs the best. The two apps in battle today are moment pro camera versus Filmic pro - two powerful video camera apps to take your footage to the next level. However, it's important to know how they measure up to each other to help you make a better informed decision.
Let's first start with what they both do.
moment app vs filmic pro
Both apps give you full manual control of camera settings, similar to a DSLR camera, things like the ability to gain control over things like exposure, ISO, shutter speed, focus and white balance.
Those are all the items that compare apples to apples between the Moment pro camera app and Filmic Pro, however, it's where they don't match up that gets interesting and will likely lead you to your decision on which app is going to work best for you. So here we go.
the skinny - moment app vs filmic pro
Filmic Pro is cross platform compatible with iOS and Android devices. Moment Pro Camera is also cross platform, but currently only supports the video capture mode on iPhones. There is no video mode on the app for Android devices.
Moment Pro Camera app is free to download for a lite version, the full version to completely take control of your camera is 2 dollars and 99 cents. Filmic Pro does not have a free version, the app itself is 14 dollars and 99 cents. And then there's is yet another cost for an in app purchase called the Cinematographers Kit which enables more controls over things like color. Now, that's certainly quite a difference in price there, but before your jaw drops let's, check these out.
Filmic Pro has certainly outdone themselves on the advanced options side. So many items to switch and tweak, which for me as a videographer is just great to get exactly the settings I'm used to shooting on my DSLR. Settings like zebra stripes, focus peaking, advanced color controls, the ability to save personal camera presets, shoot in different resolutions and aspect ratios, it provides support for multiple audio frame rates, plus it displays the audio meter in the live view interface. But accessing these settings does require you dive into multiple menus within the app. For the advanced options it does serve up, Moment Pro Camera does give you access to more of them from the interface without digging deep into menus.
BEST VIDEO CAMERA APPS - YOU BE THE JUDGE
At the end of the day, deciding which video camera app is going to depend on three things; what types of videos you're making, how much control you want, and how much you're willing to spend. I personally use both Moment Pro Camera and Filmic Pro - as videographer I recommend Filmic Pro if you've got $15 bucks. As a new video creator, I recommend Moment Pro Camera app. Moment gives you everything you need for DSLR like shoot capabilities, while Filmic Pro let's you go crazy with more advanced camera settings.
Hey, why not mix up the best of both worlds. Use the Moment lenses to shoot on your Filmic Pro app?? I don't know, sounds pretty awesome to me!
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9/27/2019 12:52:22 am
Good article. I have FilmicPro and am trying to understand the concept of the CUBE files that come in the 'kit'. Are these LUTs that you use in DaVinci, etc., for color grading Flat/Log shots taken within the FilmicPro app? I am getting up to speed with DaVinci Resolve and am enjoying the learning curve!
4/19/2021 01:53:39 pm
You sent me an email with a link to download your Before You Shoot guide but the link takes me back to a blog post.
3/18/2023 04:46:53 pm
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