Do you picture yourself as an iPhone filmmaker, an Android auteur? In awards season, we sit back and critique other people's films, and if those Golden Globes and Oscar nominees have inspired or irritated you -- or if you simply want to level up from shooting home videos -- take a shot at making your own movie. We've scouted nine affordable, time-saving, feature-rich apps to help you script, storyboard, shoot, and edit.Writing
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Features:Supports all music, video, and photo formats. 300+ built-in special effects to add Hollywood touches to your movies. Standard and advanced editing features. Share your projects on any mobile/tablet gadgets, or upload to YouTube, Facebook, and more.
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You prefer subtitles to big Hollywood titles, Japanese anime to American animation, and Gérard Depardieu to Gerard Butler. If you hunger for more international programming but don't want to rely on pricey cable add-ons or out-of-the-way art-house theaters, then check out our software picks for streaming the best foreign cinema and TV.1. Netflix ( iOS/ Android)
Video-streaming giant Netflix boasts an extensive catalog of foreign shows and movies. Netflix sections off its library by region, but with an easy-to-configure VPN like Hola (Android), you can check out programming that might not be available in the US.
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Nero MediaHome is a neatly organized media manager that quickly retrieves and plays many forms of audio and video. The friendly design and reliable support make using this application easy and enjoyable. Many interesting features are available with this software, but the price of some add-ons may not be worth it.Pros
Great interface: Nero MediaHome has a very neat and orderly layout that is quite intuitive. Regardless of your skill level, you will easily find what you're looking for because of the organization tabs and clean interface. Customizable themes are also available for free, which gives you the … Read more
Adobe Flash Player for Mac lets you access Flash content in Web sites when using browsers like OS X's Safari. The plug-in integrates seamlessly and through a preference pane, gives you control over the type of access each Web site has to your system. The only downside to using it is that it suffers from performance issues.Pros
Configurable: The plug-in adds a new preference pane in System Preferences where you will be able to adjust your local storage, camera, mic and peer-assisted networking settings to either allow the feature for all Web sites, on a per-request basis, or … Read more
Adobe After Effects CS6 for Mac provides you with professional tools for creating special video effects and making complex video edits. This subscription software comes with a free trial and is the current industry standard. Because of the sheer amount of features it includes, it requires a powerful Mac in order to run smoothly.Pros
Large installer and slow installation: Installing Adobe After Effects CS6 for Mac may take a few minutes since the app weighs 1GB. The need to obtain an Adobe ID if you don't have one already further slows down the installation.
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Fandango Movies gives you quick, easy access to movie tickets for nearby theaters. This application does not contain many features for social networkers but does succeed in providing speedy service for customers.Pros
Pinpoint precision: Upon installation, movie theaters in a 50-mile radius were suggested to us, verifying the accuracy of Fandango's GPS tool. Additionally, logging in to your account instantly pulls up all previously visited theaters, which eases your shopping experience.
Attractive entertainment: Fandango Movies offers high-quality, fast-loading movie reviews, video interviews, and film stills. All of these items help you decide which films to watch in an … Read more
Sothink Movie DVD Maker gives you the ability to convert movies on your computer that are saved in a wide variety of formats and burn them to a DVD. Through the app's streamlined interface, you can choose the files you want, adjust your preferences, and complete the burning process.Pros
Preference options: There are tons of useful settings for completing a conversion and creating a DVD in this program. For instance, you can select the type of Zoom Mode you want from options including Letterbox, Pan and Scan, and Stretch. You can also specify the TV system you'd … Read more
AoA DVD Ripper lets you save movies to your computer in multiple formats, so you can play them back later on the device of your choice. Through the program's intuitive interface, you can quickly add files and complete the transfer without being a technical wizard.Pros
Multiple formats: When you save movies from DVD to your computer through this app, you can choose to save them in one of several different formats depending on the device you ultimately want to play the movie on. Options include AVI, MPG, WAV, WMV, MP4, TBM, 3GP, and FLV.
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BlazeDVD lets you play DVDs on your computer anytime you want, and it offers a full set of controls to enhance your viewing experience. With the app's streamlined navigation, all you have to do is pop in your movie and press play. It also lets you save and convert your DVDs into a format compatible with your iPad, iPhone, iPod, or PSP.Pros
High-quality playback: The image that this program produces is great, and to go along with it, you also get 7.1 audio channels and picture in picture. Of course, the viewing experience will only be as … Read more