Screenshot der Benutzeroberfläche von Open Camera, einer Video-App

App recommendation: Open Camera for Android

Smartphones today deliver great video quality. And it is usually the (native) camera apps supplied by the manufacturers that tickle the best image performance out of the cameras. Unfortunately, the sound recorded with the internal microphones is often rather poor. Especially when ambient noise and noise are added. That’s why you need an external microphone as a smartphone filmmaker. If you don’t own an iPhone or Google pixel right now, you have a problem: The native apps don’t (usually) work together with external microphones. That’s why Android filmmakers are dependent on third-party apps. One of the most comprehensive and yet easy-to-use apps is called Open Camera. In this article I introduce them.


App recommendations for drone pilots in Germany

Drones with cameras open up completely new perspectives for photographers and video filmmakers. They give you insights that are otherwise reserved for birds. So it’s no wonder that aircraft are also becoming increasingly popular for home use. But this led to serious problems, as not everyone adhered to unwritten rules that should be taken for granted. There were frequent complaints from people who were secretly photographed or filmed and found these pictures on the net. The German legislative body reacted by issuing a new drone ordinance, which came into force on 7 April 2017.

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Mit der App Quick von GoPro kannst Du aus mehreren Vorlagen tolle Videos erstellen – alles mit nur wenigen Klicks.

App recommendation: GoPro Quick

Quick from GoPro lets you quickly create incredible videos from a few photos and/or video sequences. And all this with just a few clicks and automated as far as possible. You can export the result in the usual landscape format, but also in square form, for example to post it to Instagram. And best of all: Quick is available for Android and iOS for free, ready-made videos are exported without watermarks. The result is impressive. All in all, Quick is an excellent app that allows you to quickly create videos for social media. (more…)

Titelbild der App des Monats Vlogit. Zu sehen ist die Oberfläche der App.

App recommendation: Vlogit – Professional video editing also for laymen

The smartphone has long since become a fully functional film studio with which all development steps from shooting to editing the clips to publish the finished video can be done. The apps required for this are getting better and better and their range of functions more and more extensive. This makes operation difficult for beginners. But even professionals sometimes swear by simple apps with which they can finish their film material quickly. One of these apps to consider is Vlogit. It is available for free for fertigstellen können. Eine dieser Apps, die dafür in Frage kommt, ist Vlogit. Sie ist für Android und für iOS. (more…)

Screenshot der App Warmlight, mit der sich die Kamera des Iphones manuell einstellen lässt.

App recommendation: Warmlight – Photograph like a pro

Small and always with you: The smartphone has long since become the main camera for most of us. Another advantage: Most people worldwide are used to looking into a smartphone and less irritated than if a large SLR camera were held in front of their noses. But the phone can take far more than a few snapshots. Fortunately, this is even possible with the standard camera app. But even the most ingenious automatic system sometimes falls on the nose when the lighting situation is difficult. Good, if you can also adjust the camera manually. There are countless solutions for this in the Appstore. One app that really convinced me is Warmlight. It is currently available at the Appstore for 5.49 Euro. Unfortunately, there is no Android version. (more…)