December 30, 2015

iPhone Filmmaking App FiLMIC Pro is Now on Android

FiLMIC Pro Android
One of the better filmmaking apps for mobile has now finally made it to Android.

People have been asking for a Google App version of FiLMIC Pro for quite some time, and now we've finally got one. If you've been following the news around the app, it was previously only available on iOS, and was actually one of the main tools used by the crew on the film Tangerine:

FiLMIC Pro allows all sorts of manual controls for shooting on phones, including locking and selecting the following:

  • Color Temperature
  • Tint
  • Exposure
  • ISO
  • Shutter Speed
  • Focus
  • Pulling Focus

You can also select higher bitrate recording, and a number of different aspect ratios, and also resolutions, depending on what your particular device is capable of. In addition, you have more control over the audio recording in the app.

Here's a recent example of a film that used the FiLMIC Pro app, this one was shot on the iPhone 6S:

More on the release:

Our Android release is the culmination of many months of hard work by our development team and our beta testers. Android is a dynamic but challenging platform to develop a product like ours. Our initial offering is for devices running Lollipop and higher operating systems and that fully support Android’s Camera2 api. Camera2 is a more full-featured OS support for a device’s camera controls and allows us to offer the broadest array of functional support befitting the FiLMiC Pro label.

Here are the devices that support Camera2, and should run FiLMIC Pro correctly:

  • Acer: GT-810
  • Google: Nexus 6P, Nexus 5, Nexus 9 LTE, Nexus 9, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X
  • Intel: SurfTab xintron i 7.0, Cloudpad One 7.0
  • LGE: V10, LG G Vista 2, LG G Flex2, LG G4
  • Nvidia: SHIELD Tablet
  • Sharp: AQUOS SERIE SHV32, AQUOS Compact SH-02H, AQUOS Xx, AQUOS ZETA SH-01H, AQUOS ZETA SH-03G, AQUOS Xx2 mini
  • Samsung: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Symphony Teleca: OnePlus2, hudl 2
  • TCT Mobile Limited (Alcatel): POP2 (4), 9020A

You can find FiLMIC Pro on the Google Play store right now for $10    

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16 Comments

Has anyone seen the Cinema 4K app for android? The tests I've seen on Youtube are amazing. (And it's free) I'd love to see a comparison between Filmic's android vs and Cinema 4k.

December 30, 2015 at 12:28PM

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Jeff Rivera
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I have to agree with Jeff.
Cinema 4k has some Excellent Features likes Flat Picture Profile and Bitrates upto 200Mbps.
It seems more professionally suited that way.
I forgot to mention. Cinema 4k does THE most important thing to Mobile Phone Video. It effectively ADDS about 2-3 stops of dynamic range to mobile phone video.
I am guessing, that it pushes the 7 Stops average Dynamic Range (most mobile phone cameras have upto 7 or lower for video) to 9-10 stops. It's like a real Log Profile. THAT is the real trick.

December 30, 2015 at 1:29PM, Edited December 30, 1:36PM

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sanveer mehlwal
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Sadly, neither of these apps work on Sony phones :/ One of the main reasons I bought my Z3 was the 4K capture Not finding too many apps that can control the camera. Guess Sony has them all locked out...

December 30, 2015 at 8:07PM

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seanmclennan
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Yeah I found that the Z3 camera was a massive disappointment too which is a shame considering how capable is should be. That god damn noise reduction with stills kills me and I've not managed to find any apps that work around that. Makes everyone look like mannequins!

December 31, 2015 at 1:58AM

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Eventually people may actually notice the stupidity of shooting a film with cell phones...

December 31, 2015 at 1:06AM

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Vidrazor
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Cell phones are the new lens flare

January 1, 2016 at 11:11PM

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Ryan Gudmunson
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I hate to piss off everyone else commenting or reading this page that are either advocates for smartphone filmmaking, or just enthusiast, but in my full honesty, I fully agree with Vidrazor. The only primary reason why is that I feel that the modern technicality for film production today has just become far too ergonomic for the sake of making our lives easier and easier. Which is great and resourceful in so many ways, but at the same time, now that people are slimming things down to iPhones and Androids, it's as if the aesthetic technique of filmmaking has lost its human touch. And although there are plenty of professional rigs, dollies, lenses, and apps for smartphones that build upon the experience for something far more powerful, viscerally speaking there's still no authentic tangibility. Meaning that even when it comes to shooting with a DSLR, you can at least find yourself connecting with a camera, not with a device that also serves as your cell phone, email, web browser, entertainment center, bank, and even your editing station. Even though a computer could be seen the same way, you're at least finding yourself obtained by a bigger, more quintessential workstation. All in all, I think that a camera should be manifested for a greater application of physicality, rather than just a slim multi-tool that's more ideal for the run-and-gun situation. But no matter how beautiful the film looks in the end, the majority might as well argue that none of it ever mattered to begin with, which is exactly what's wrong with our contemporary filmmaking society. Holding a greater respect for the technical modus operandi should be valued just as much as the story and aesthetic. Yet, it's all in the eyes of the modern director.

January 10, 2016 at 1:10AM, Edited January 10, 1:16AM

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Jimbo Jarbo
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I use the "Cinema FV5" app for Android and it's fantastic. Gives you the same options as this app for a fraction of the price. It has histograms and audio meters and everything can be set manually.

December 31, 2015 at 6:44PM

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Eddy Bergman
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can you post a link of some of your Cinema Fv5 footage? I went to your website, but couldn't find your contact info.

January 1, 2016 at 5:00AM

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Jeff Rivera
Filmmaker | Storyteller
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Hi guys
I am a video / TV journalist now branching out into cell phone video. I have a Samsung Note 4 (2014 International edition with the latest software updates) but due to technical reasons incompatible with Filmic Pro for Android and also not fully compatible with Cinema FV5 (The Note 5 is though). Is there any one somebody managed to sidestep the incompatibility issues on either of the apps with the Note 4 who could possibly give me some assistance, please? The low tech explanation for the fact that the Note 4 is not fully compatible with Cinema FV5, is that it is apparently not possible switch off all the phone's automatic controls on some of the photographic and video functions. Maybe be there is way someone who is more technically inclined than I am knows about. :-) Thanks!

January 17, 2016 at 5:11AM

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Marize de Klerk
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Great news for android users, Thanks. Guys.!!





January 3, 2016 at 4:28AM

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Development in technology can't be stopped and good article for mobile lovers..!

January 5, 2016 at 1:58AM

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Vidya
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March 31, 2016 at 1:57PM, Edited March 31, 1:57PM

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