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Wanting to make your own video content on the go? Here’s some handy helpers from the Brisbane and Gold Coast video production experts, Caldwell Entertainment (CE). 

Today’s smartphones are pretty impressive little video cameras, with reasonable image stabilisation and decent 4K video recording.  Of course, smartphones are not going to replace professional-grade cameras and production equipment anytime soon, but we thought we would gather up some of the best apps to use when looking to create some fun video content on the move with your trusty smartphone! 

Where to start? Well to get the most out of your phone’s camera, it helps to have an app that can unlock some of the manual camera controls and other hidden features that can take things up a notch. 

Our Pick: Filmic Pro (Android and iOS): 

This camera app contains some features that are normally found on prosumer standalone cameras. The app allows users to do things that the stock Camera app doesn’t allow, such as manually changing the frame rate, shutter speed and so on. 

Perfect, you now have an app to help unlock more advanced features from your smartphones camera. 

But to get the most out of your footage, you need a great video editing app to cut your footage into something entertaining to watch… 

Our Pick: LumaFusion (iOS): 

Bringing some desktop-style editing functionality to touchscreens can be risky, but LumaFusion nicely balances power with ease of use. Upon first glance, it appears quite similar to Apple’s iMovie, with a large timeline and preview areas. However, when you start getting heavily into editing, you realize LumaFusion is a very capable app. The app matches iMovie’s text overlays and transitions, but offers a greater range of tools and effects for individual clips. Audio settings are similarly powerful and while it won’t replace a full-feature professional editing application on a computer, LumaFusion is quite an impressive edit app for your iPhone or iPad.

Finally, you’ll want an app that can help you color grade your footage to give it a look and style of your own.

Our Pick: VideoGrade (iOS)

Colour grading is a crucial part in making a video shine above the rest or help tell your story with greater effect. Whether it’s simply correcting colour errors from the capture, or going for a more stylistic grade, VideoGrade (as of this writing) is the closest you’ll get to high-end colour control on your iPhone or iPad.

These CE Handy Helper’s should get you started on your journey to creating some fun video content while out and about for your Brisbane or Gold Coast Business! And whenever you’re ready to take things up to the next level, get in touch with the team at CE! 

Caldwell Entertainment is a leader in Video Production throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Our award-winning content is creative, innovative and unique. We are proud of our values, including operating with integrity, honesty and commitment to our clients and the work we do.

We believe video should be accessible to all businesses and artists within Queensland and Australia. As such, we offer affordable, value-driven production packages, starting with Moments at $177. We are passionate about our business and keen to discover how we can grow yours through what we do.

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