Need an easy-to-use B-roll editing app? Filmakr has got you covered. Filmakr makes adding B-roll over audio a snap. Just drag-and-drop one clip on top of the other. Boom. You’re done.
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Our video camera app provides you with a range of Aspect Ratio Masks
Aspect ratio masks are black bars that cover the iPhone’s native 16:9 High Definition to provide alternate sizes for your films. You can change your mask at any time. The original footage you copy to the Camera Roll or back up to Dropbox will not have your masked permanently burned into it.
When you MAKE a film, your mask is included burned into your finished film.
What are Aspect Ratio Masks used for?
Use aspect ratio masks to prep your films for sharing on square-format social sites such and Vine and Instagram, or to give your films that cinematic widescreen look such as 2.39:1 Anamorphic, 2.20:1 (70mm).
With the arrival of television, video formats became 4:3 with standard definition and later 16:9 with high definition, which at 1.78:1 was a close match to 1.85:1 widescreen cinema. We have not included this 1.85:1 Academy Flat as an option since the video HDTV standardized ratio of 16:9 equals 1.78:1 and therefore is for all intents and purposes a comfortably close enough substitute for 1.85:1 We just didn’t feel little black slivers at the top and the bottom of the image were particularly useful nor did they say “cinematic”.
How to use Filmakr Aspect Ratio Masks
1) Tap on the Top-Center Dropdown which navigates to the Film Settings screen
2) On the Film Settings screen, Tap on the center circle (16:9, 2.20:1, 2.39:1, or 1.1)
3) On the Aspect Ratio Mask screen, Swipe the UIPicker on the bottom of the screen to select your aspect ratio mask
4) Tap DONE in the upper-right corner
Note that these masks are black bars that are applied over the full frame. To shoot real, native 2.39:1 Anamorphic. Filmakr proudly supports the Moondog lens.
The boundaries of the film frame can take many forms. The history and evolution of formats is as long as the history of the cinema itself. (Hence the need for our Aspect Ratio Guide). However the heated development of widescreen formats we now associate with movies began in earnest in the early 1950s in the battle to compete with television which at the time was seen to be keeping people entertained at home preventing them from heading out to the movie theater. Read more
The Filmakr experience is designed to get you shooting right away with a quick start. No need to create an account, nor to sign in, nor even to create and name a new project. Just tap the record button and you’ve started your first film. Read more