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Great Apps for Manual Control Video Cameras

The built in camera app allows us all to capture some stunning videos, but if you want to take them to the next level, you need to take full control over the process. These apps allow you to do just that. You can control every aspect - including focus, white balance, iso speed, frame rate and more. It's all in your hands now.

CameraPixels
Manual Camera 2
CameraPixels Lite
Shotlight - Manual Photo/Video Camera
Yamera (Manual Camera, Manual Focus/Exposure)

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

CameraPixels
CameraPixels

CameraPixels

Natalya Petrenko

CameraPixels is an advanced camera app for professional mobile photographers

CameraPixels is an advanced camera app for professional mobile photographers. CameraPixels has powerful bracketing, presets, full manual controls and much much more!

Supported capture modes:
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- Photo
- Video
- Burst Mode
- Bracketing Mode (exposure and focus)
- Time Lapse
- Multi-shot

Photo capture mode
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CameraPixels supports multiple resolutions and crop factors (including 16:9, 4:3, 3:2, 1:1, 1.61:1, 2:1, 7:6, 5:4), image output quality/compression and full featured intervalometer....

ProMovie Recorder
ProMovie Recorder

ProMovie Recorder

Panda Apps Limited

A full feature video camera with 4k resolution

ProMovie Recorder is a feature-rich yet easy to use video camera app for your iPhone and iPad. Take control of exposure, focus, frame rate and every other aspect of video recording right at your fingertip. Take full advantage of your device's videography capability and create professional clips.

• 4K video recording.
(iPhone X / 8 / 8+ / 7 / 7+...

Manual Camera 2
Manual Camera 2

Manual Camera 2

KendiTech

Have precise control over focus, exposure, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and flash level, just by simply moving the slider while taking a photo or video

Have precise control over focus, exposure, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and flash level, just by simply moving the slider while taking a photo or video.

Manual Camera gives you DSLR-like controls with an intuitive interface.

Other Features:
• RAW Photo Capture for iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPhone SE, 6s and later
• Realtime histogram
• Lock exposure, focus, white balance
• Easily change video formats
• 4k,...

CameraPixels Lite
CameraPixels Lite

CameraPixels Lite

Natalya Petrenko

CameraPixels is an advanced camera app for professional mobile photographers

CameraPixels is an advanced camera app for professional mobile photographers. CameraPixels has powerful bracketing, presets, full manual controls and much much more!

Supported capture modes:
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- Photo
- Video
- Burst Mode
- Bracketing Mode (exposure and focus)
- Time Lapse
- Multi-shot

Photo capture mode
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CameraPixels supports multiple resolutions and crop factors (including 16:9, 4:3, 3:2, 1:1, 1.61:1, 2:1, 7:6, 5:4), image output quality/compression and full featured intervalometer....

Also Good

Apps with average score

Kinomatic - Pro Video Camera
Kinomatic - Pro Video Camera
Kinomatic - Pro Video Camera

Kinomatic - Pro Video Camera

infoding.com

Kinomatic is a fully featured pro-level video camera for your iPhone. The intuitive interface gives you full control over all aspect of your camera to capture amazing footage. With the included editor it becomes amazingly fast to cut together a rough cut or make sure you have all the shots...

Cinamaker Capture
Cinamaker Capture
Cinamaker Capture

Cinamaker Capture

Cinamaker, Inc.

Cinamaker Capture is the companion app to Cinamaker Director Pad.

Start making better movies, broadcasts, and live stream productions today, with Cinamaker — the fastest and easiest multi-camera studio in your back pocket. With multi-camera preview, full remote-control, a newsroom style graphics engine, and powerful in-app audio mixing, Cinamaker empowers you...

Raw! Video - Advanced Film Camera
Raw! Video - Advanced Film Camera
Raw! Video - Advanced Film Camera

Raw! Video - Advanced Film Camera

Procypher Software Co.

Get the Gold Standard App in Video Recording! Shoot high quality 1080p MJPEG movies at over 300 Mbps bitrate! Also capture 4K video and up to 240 fps, no other app even comes close to Raw! Video's super performance.

• High Quality MJPEG Video: Make fantastic 100% Quality MJPEG movies at...

Shotlight - Manual Photo/Video Camera
Shotlight - Manual Photo/Video Camera
Shotlight - Manual Photo/Video Camera

Shotlight - Manual Photo/Video Camera

Concepter HQ, Inc

-= Take full control of your camera =-

The Shotlight is an manual exposure application that will unleash all possibilities of your smartphone camera and the iblazr LED flash. Just tap on the screen, and you will get the every manual parameter you need to make one, perfect shot.

Shotlight Manual...

Yamera (Manual Camera, Manual Focus/Exposure)
Yamera (Manual Camera, Manual Focus/Exposure)
Yamera (Manual Camera, Manual Focus/Exposure)

Yamera (Manual Camera, Manual Focus/Exposure)

AppMadang

* Custom exposure for your iPhone/iPad Camera
* Full independent control of Focus, Exposure and White Balance

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Yamera - Full Manual Camera

【Introduction】

* Yamera is a powerful camera app with full control over your image.
* Quickly and simply adjust all parameters of your image.
* No more tapping and hoping automatic can understand...

Verifeye Media Pro Camera
Verifeye Media Pro Camera
Verifeye Media Pro Camera

Verifeye Media Pro Camera

Verifeye Media Ltd

Verifeye Media Pro Camera is a highly professional video and still camera, delivering intuitive manual control to aid the creative processes of filmmaking and photography. It has been designed by photojournalists and filmmakers with years of professional experience, and uses standard industry icons to ensure ease of use.

Camera controls include:

Focus
Exposure...

Focus [+] - A Different Camera
Focus [+] - A Different Camera
Focus [+] - A Different Camera

Focus [+] - A Different Camera

Yue He

Designed for people who loves their real cameras. This app offers more manual control and very useful functions for focusing and zooming.

- Manual control of focus, zoom, exposure.
- Zoom in automatically when focusing
- Impressive smooth zooming control during video recording

Enjoy !

Iris Pro Video
Iris Pro Video
Iris Pro Video

Iris Pro Video

Nicholas McDonald

Iris Pro is the first iOS video recording app to take a new approach at manual video control. With a contemporary control interface better suited to touch screens, adjustments are lighting fast. You not only have complete manual control over the camera's shutter speed, ISO and focus. But also full...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

ViewFinder Camera for iPad

ViewFinder Camera for iPad

Magno Urbano

Imagine a video camera app that gives you full control over the videos plus hundreds of live visual effects, on top of that! No need to process the video. Everything happens on-the-fly! Wouldn't it be awesome?

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25% OFF THE REGULAR PRICE
FOR A LIMITED TIME
LAUNCH PROMOTION
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ViewFinder is a video camera app that comes with almost 140 filters and offers full control over the video.

You will have control over everything:
* Multiple resolutions (480p, 540p, 720p, 1080p, 4K and 4032x3024)
* Multiple FPS (30, 60 and slow motion 120 and 240 fps)
* HDR Mode
* Stabilization Mode
* Exposure Bias EV
* Exposure Duration
* Focus Restriction Mode
* Manual Focus Control
* ISO value
* Smooth Focus
* White Balance Control
* RGB Channel Gain Control
* Color Temperature Control
* Tint Control

Plus these VISUAL EFFECTS FILTERS:
Accordion Fold, Black & White, Blur, Chrome, Circle Distortion, Color Clamp, Comics, Comics Pro, Contour, Contrast, CopyMachine, Crystallize, Dotted, Dream, Edge, Fade, False Color, Glass Distortion, Gradient (10 kinds), Halftone, Hatched, Hex Pixellate, Hole Distortion, Horizontal Blur, Instant, Invert, Kaleidoscope, Light Tunnel, Line, Linear Distortion, Monochrome, Noir, None, Old Film, Optical Tile, Perspective Correction, Perspective Transform, Pinch Distortion, Pixellate, Pixellated People, Posterize, Process, Radial Gradient (10 kinds), Reflected Tile, Saturation, Sepia, Shaped Holes, Spot Color, Star, Style, Sun, Tile, Tonal, Torus Distortion, Transfer, Triangle Tile, Twelve Fold, Twirl Distortion, Vertical Blur, Vibrance, Vignette, Vortex, Water and ZoomBlur.

Add to this 54 other color filters that you can use to give videos a mood.

Simply the most complete camera ever!

iPhone version also available.

* possibilities vary with device

Viewfinder Camera for iPhone

Viewfinder Camera for iPhone

Magno Urbano

Imagine a video camera app that gives you full control over the videos plus hundreds of live visual effects, on top of that! No need to process the video. Everything happens on-the-fly! Wouldn't it be awesome?

==================
25% OFF THE REGULAR PRICE
FOR A LIMITED TIME
LAUNCH PROMOTION
==================

ViewFinder is a video camera app that comes with almost 140 filters and offers full control over the video.

You will have control over everything:
* Multiple resolutions (480p, 540p, 720p, 1080p, 4K and 4032x3024)
* Multiple FPS (30, 60 and slow motion 120 and 240 fps)
* HDR Mode
* Stabilization Mode
* Exposure Bias EV
* Exposure Duration
* Focus Restriction Mode
* Manual Focus Control
* ISO value
* Smooth Focus
* White Balance Control
* RGB Channel Gain Control
* Color Temperature Control
* Tint Control

Plus these VISUAL EFFECTS FILTERS:
Accordion Fold, Black & White, Blur, Chrome, Circle Distortion, Color Clamp, Comics, Comics Pro, Contour, Contrast, CopyMachine, Crystallize, Dotted, Dream, Edge, Fade, False Color, Glass Distortion, Gradient (10 kinds), Halftone, Hatched, Hex Pixellate, Hole Distortion, Horizontal Blur, Instant, Invert, Kaleidoscope, Light Tunnel, Line, Linear Distortion, Monochrome, Noir, None, Old Film, Optical Tile, Perspective Correction, Perspective Transform, Pinch Distortion, Pixellate, Pixellated People, Posterize, Process, Radial Gradient (10 kinds), Reflected Tile, Saturation, Sepia, Shaped Holes, Spot Color, Star, Style, Sun, Tile, Tonal, Torus Distortion, Transfer, Triangle Tile, Twelve Fold, Twirl Distortion, Vertical Blur, Vibrance, Vignette, Vortex, Water and ZoomBlur.

Add to this 54 other color filters that you can use to give videos a mood.

Simply the most complete camera ever!

iPad version also available.

* possibilities vary with device

Camera Complete - focus area spot, handy controls and fast continuous shooting

Camera Complete - focus area spot, handy controls and fast continuous shooting

Ivan Brazhnikov

The very first camera app with truly handy controls, truly focus peaking mode (like professional video camcorders), truly fast continuous shooting and truly manual control from your Apple Watch.

HANDY MANUAL CONTROLS
Manual camera controls are one hand reachable in the any device orientation. Even on the iPad.

PRO FOCUS PEAKING*
You can easily spot a focus area and setup focus area spot color, gain and noise reduction.

SMART CONTINUOUS SHOOTING**
Camera complete automatically set exposure duration for the best continuous shooting speed. Also it works, when you want to make a series of the quick single photos.

APPLE WATCH
You can control exposure, focus and white balance from you Apple Watch.

* Feature is available on the iPhone 5s, iPad Air and higher device versions.
** 8-10 fps average on iPhone 6 and 20-25 fps on iPad Air