Cinamatic 1.5: Going Manual

By on 9 October 2014

Cinamatic_1-5-03Cinamatic has revved things up with another update! This 1.5 version integrates quite a few new, rather incredible, controls, which make Cinamatic the first video app that makes full use of the resources offered by iOS 8. From now on, you are able to control just about every parameter... Is your imagination as unbounded? Lets’ take a closer look…

When you open the app, two new menus become apparent. The first can be found at the top of your screen and consists of 3 icons, two of which are classics: the possibility of using the flash and the option of using both the front and back camera on the iPhone. The third icon in this menu, however, is the newbie: it lets you control the capture speed, thus allowing you to create videos in Timelapse (3, 6, and 9 fps) and Slow-Motion (120 and 240 fps). It’s great for adding a few effects in longer videos. Do bear in mind that the Slow-Motion function is only available for iPhone 5S and 6.


The second menu is accessible via the M button, located at the bottom of your screen and gives you control over 5 other parameters:  focus, exposure, white balance, shutter speed and ISO. What more could you possibly want?


The new update also includes support for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, especially when it comes to stabilizing the image.

I’d like to remind you that video can now be captured in 16:9 format. The square format is a bit of a trademark for the Hipstamatic family, but it’s clear that the 16:9 format is definitely favourable for video recording. Sharing can easily be done via Vimeo, YouTube, as well as Vine, Instagram and Facebook.

Yet another interesting new addition to this 1.5 version: you can reframe a video in 16:9 into the original square format. This could prove to be practical if/when you want to fuse several clips, of which a few might be in square format. This function can be accessed via the small cogwheel, which can be found on every video in your Cinamatic library.

Cinamatic is no longer a simple little video app. This update has thrust it into an altogether different realm, where true cinematographic gems can be produced.

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