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Best video recording app for the iPhone

technologyEdward KiledjianComment
For most iPhone owners, the built-in camera and video app is more than enough. For the rest of us, there is FiLMiC Pro
  • Best App Ever Awards: video nominee 2011, 2012
  • Best App Ever finalist, Tap! Magazine
  • Gizmodo Essential App 2011, 2012
  • Best Video App of 2011 - TUAW, Editors Pick
  • 5 Stars, Editors Review,
  • App of the Week,
  • Editorʼs Choice - Wired, Film Riot, Macworld
During the Zacuto "Revenge of the Great Camera Shoot Out", Filmic Pro was used with an iPhone 4s and put against some major competitors (one costing $5,000  and the other $13,000) and won out during a blind "taste test" shootout.
Why is Filmic Pro so good? It offers amazing quality and personalization options. Truth is, you won't need any other video apps. First important difference (compared to the stock Apple app), you can lock exposure, focus and color. This means your video will look consistent throughout. 
It supports extremely slow motion video all the way to super speed recording (and everything in between). Most of the time, you'll set it and forget it but there are times when the slow motion feature comes in handy. As an example I slowmo recorded my daughter on a roller coaster. It was a wonderful way to enjoy the moment (at normal speed, I would have missed her facial expressions and the moment would have been over in a fraction of a second).
Using the app can be as simple as point and shoot but it offers many features professional expect such as an audio meter (stereo capable if you have an external input), aspect ratio overlays, ability to choose frame rate, audio quality and super simple upload and sharing options.
I have tried dozens of video apps in the last 12 months and none come close to the power and quality of Filmic Pro