Apps... they’re everywhere nowadays. From checking your heart rate to logging your dietary intake, there’s an app for just about anything. For those of us in the video production world, these are exciting times because the apps for our business have grown and matured into great tools to take out on location. In this installment, we’ll sneak a peek at Android Prompter, Guerrilla ADR, ProPrompter and ShootLocal.
Guerrilla ADR (Free, iOS)
Have a need to have your talent re-speak? Don’t have access to a studio? SonicPool has a solution. Automatic Dialogue Replacement (also called looping) is the process of having your talent re-speak the words from a scene that needs cleaning up due to outside noise or for more clarity. ADR is usually done in a pristine audio recording studio. But if you have no access to a studio, and need to clean up only a line or two, on-the-go guerilla style is now in your hands, or on your phone. The Guerrilla ADR App for iPhones is a fun, easy to use app. Load the original audio with video line, and loop it while wearing headphones, watching the video to get the lips synced with the audio just right. According to the company’s site, you can use it with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, though it is optimized for iPhone 5.
ProPrompter ($10, iOS)
With ProPrompter you can use your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch as a teleprompter. You can create a script inside the app, send your copy to the app via email, or upload your script via ProPrompter’s secure website. Once you have loaded your script, you can control scrolling, adjust font, size and background color, select speed, mirroring and looping options, even set markers to jump instantly to various parts of your script. Bodelin also offers prompters and accessories.
Android Prompter (free)
Tablets have remarkable capabilities for video production, and one of the best uses teams a tablet up with mobile apps for use as a teleprompter. Now anyone can have clean, clear dialog using professional video tools. This free app from MonacoDevDroid has mirror mode, full screen mode, and can read plain text. You can add copy on the fly, directly in the prompter or copy and paste with ease. The app runs remotely using Bluetooth and has a built-in timer so you know how long your segment runs.
Shoot Local (Free, iOS)
We recently discovered this and love what it offers photographers and videographers. Whether you’re shooting in your own hometown, or hitting the road, ShootLocal is a mobile location scout for your never-ending search for the best spot to setup. Shooters share good location spots with fellow hunters, and you can post a request for local and other shooters can help zone you in. Members of ShootLocal upload photos of locations and props such as a wall with heavy graffiti, a gritty red brick, an old rusty tractor or a scenic drive. Members tag locations on a map, and everyone shares in the location-scouting endeavor. A great collaborative app.
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