Kinomatic Update: 4K & More Resolution and Frame Rate Options

New Features

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4K RECORDING
You can now record 4K video on iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.

MORE RESOLUTION AND FRAME RATE OPTIONS
You can now select resolution and frame rate independently from each other. With resolution options ranging from 4K to 480p (available options depending on your device) and frame rates ranging from 24FPS to 240FPS (available options depending on your device).
Note: not all combinations of resolution and frame rate are possible. When selecting an unavailable combination the app will automatically adjust the configuration to the closest available and notify you about it.

OPTIMISED FOR iOS9
We’ve optimised Kinomatic’s complete code base for iOS9.

Improved Features
• Fixed bug causing autofocus to stop working intermittently on iOS9
• Fixed bug causing crashes when showing alerts on iOS9
• General bug fixes

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Kinomatic App Update: Manual Focus, New High Responsive Controls, Restrict Zoom for Quality

Version 1.9.0

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New Features

MANUAL FOCUS (iOS 8 only)
In addition to manual exposure, you can now also control focus (lens position) manually. To do so, lock focus, then tap the lens position button to bring up the focus dial.

RESTRICT ZOOM RANGE
We added an option in the camera settings to restrict the zoom range to prevent scaling of the image. Turning on this option will ensure you will never degrade the quality of your footage by zooming into the digital range.

NEW CONTROLS FOR MANUAL EXPOSURE AND FOCUS (iOS 8 only)
The new dial controls will give you even better control over focus and exposure. They have been tested and refined to be super responsive and precise. The ISO and shutter speed dials support a range of discrete values and can be scrubbed or advanced to the next and previous value with a tap. The focus dial is continuous.

Improved Features
• General bug fixes

Other
• Updated App Icon.

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Kinomatic App Update: High Frame Rate Recording

Version 1.8.0

New Features

HIGH FRAME RATE RECORDING
Record in 240 or 120 frames per second on devices that support this.
We’ve also added 48, 50 and 60 FPS modes (at 720p) on iPhone 5 and 5S.

Improved Features
• Video compression settings for camera recordings have been optimised.
• Adjusted manual shutter speed configuration options so that shutter speed can be set according to 180 degree rule for most frame rates.
• Resolved a crash bug triggered when selecting a preset that uses the front-facing camera.
• Improved rendering of sound wave visualisations in the editor.

Thanks to everyone for their feedback and bug reports. If you have further feedback or questions, please email us at help[at]kinomatic[dot]co

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Kinomatic App Update: Camera Presets, Super Persist, Focus Re-locking & more

Version 1.7.0

New Features

CAMERA PRESETS
Store the complete current camera configuration for later re-use. Just create a preset and give it a name, and select the preset from your preset list at any time to re-configure the camera to those exact same settings.
We also added default presets for popular settings. Check out presets for Filmmakers, Broadcast Journalists (EU 25fps) and Broadcast Journalists (US 30fps)

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SUPER PERSIST
With Super Persist the camera will remember its full configuration between sessions, including ISO, shutter speed, white balance and focus (lens position). A great way to ensure consistency when you are shooting in controlled conditions.
Using Super Persist is optional and can be switched on in the camera settings. With Super Persist turned off, the camera will always start up with auto focus / auto exposure / auto white balance.

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FOCUS RE-LOCKING
When focus is locked and tap in the camera preview to refocus, focus is locked again when refocusing completes. (With thanks to Mark for the suggestion)

Improved Features
• Clips recorded with the front facing camera are now stored right-side-up.
• The toggle to turn the grid-of-thirds overlay on and off has been moved to the camera settings menu.

Thanks to everyone for their feedback and bug reports. If you have further feedback or questions, please email us at help[at]kinomatic[dot]co

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Kinomatic App Update: Improvements to Frame Rate, Orientation Handling & more

Version 1.6.1

Frame rate when exporting movies from the editor is now consistent (it’s set to the most frequent frame rate amongst all the clips in the movie).
• Improved orientation handling: Tabs for Notification Center and Control Center now reorient. Interface now displays correctly when opened in landscape on iPad.
• Camera controls are now updated when switching between front and back facing cameras while recording.
• Various other minor fixes and performance improvements.

Thanks to everyone for their feedback and bug reports. If you have further feedback or questions, please email us at help[at]kinomatic[dot]co

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Kinomatic App Update: Audio Encoding

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NEW CAMERA FEATURES

  • Audio Encoding Options: Choose between 44.1kHz and 48kHz sample frequency and between compressed (AAC) or uncompressed (linearPCM)
  • Mattes: guides to help you shoot 4:3 or 2.40:1 safe

 

IMPROVED

  • Audio monitoring on headphones bug fixed
  • Improved compatibility with video files from other apps when adding clips from the camera roll
  • Improved accuracy of the disk space meter in camera

Thanks to everyone for their feedback and bug reports. If you have further feedback or questions, please email us at help[ a t ]kinomatic [ d o t ] co

Mobile Filmmaking Fast Guide Part 1: Camera Settings

Mobile Filmmaking Fast Guide Part 1

A quick overview of settings to check before shooting video on your phone including: manual exposure, setting white balance, locking focus, quick ways to check coverage, optical zoom, the particulars of audio on iPhone and more, download it here.

Coming soon Part 2: Camera Handling where we’ll cover stabilization options, rolling shutter wobble and more. Get in touch if there are any guides or tips you’d like to hear about – hello [at] kinomatic [dot] co

App Store’s Explore Your Creativity Promotion, featuring Kinomatic

Explore Your Creativity sale

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The App Store has curated an ‘Explore Your Creativity’ promotion this week, featuring a sale of Kinomatic and a group of other filmmaking apps like Shotlister, Super 8 and Spark. There’s also a range of sound and photo apps to check out including Loopy and Traktor DJ. It’s only on for a few days, so head over to www.appstore.com/ExploreYourCreativity to download these apps on sale!