Want a more cinematic look in your videos? Try these filmmaking apps out!


Nowadays, smartphone cameras are awesome. For all their spacial limitations, they are capable of capturing plenty of light and producing sharp, detailed imagery at the tap of a virtual shutter key. And, many photographers and film makers have dipped their toes into experimenting to see just how well the handsets can perform for professional projects.

Now, of course, they are not going to be replacing pro cameras or huge machinery any time soon, but with the help of a few apps, some knowledge, and willingness to experiment — you can get some surprising results from a smartphone's camera.

For example, those of you chasing a more cinematic effect in their videos will probably find it hard to obtain with the stock apps. To get a good movie feel, you need to be shooting in 24 FPS so the motion blur looks more cinema-like, have a fluid and easy-to set focus for some creamy depth of field shots, shoot in widescreen, and generally use a camera that is not your stock app, which usually only focuses around social media memorabilia.

Well, we went ahead and picked a few of the best apps that give your smartphone the tools for a more cinematic look. And hey, when you shoot your clips, be sure to edit them with one of these awesome video editing apps!

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6 Comments

1. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Any photography app on Android that does the Live Portrait Mode(Bokeh effect) like on the iPhone 7 Plus?

2. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Doubt it. Will probably do it in post because of hardware limitation. Maybe there is one for dual camera phones. Who knows.

3. Chanmaxi

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Try "Insta Bokeh"

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

try google camera.. (you'll probably need to sideload it) or get honor 6x or Mi6.. it's cheap and give better result than i7+

5. paul.k

Posts: 293; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

6. sabashahid

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 13, 2017

I never actually believed in apps or any such softwares that could change the result from a hardware quality wise. Of course you can add some colors some filters but you can never change its quality. goo.gl/JI8ve

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