CollabraCam™: Multicam Social Video Production
By Apptopus, Inc.
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We’ve changed how CollabraCam captures video... this is the update you’ve been waiting for, and we know you’ll love it. Now all cameras record the entire session while an Edit Decision List (EDL) is created during the live edit to record in and out points for the Director's Cut. This change also paved the way for Single Source Audio, which utilizes audio from Camera 1 for the entire session.
The camera has also been improved to increase performance and enhance the user experience... Video Stabilization (for supported devices), Focus and Exposure Lock, Thirds Grid, Zoom and iPhone 7 Plus Dual Camera support. Most importantly, transfer time has been reduced yet again, so you can wrap and review quicker.
Whether you want to cover all the bases at the little league game, produce a You Tube talk show, create a hyperlocal newscast, shoot a music video, capture footage for interview-style documentary, or help students learn cinematography... CollabraCam makes all of this possible by putting a live multicam production studio in the palm of your hands.
You are the director and your friends are your camera crew. From an iPad you can edit live from up to six iOS cameras streaming over Wi-Fi (four cameras on iPhone or iPod touch). Send action cues and direct your camera ops to get the best shots from every angle. When you call it a wrap, the video and audio is collected and the Director’s Cut is assembled, so you can watch or share your movie, minutes after it's shot.
CollabraCam doesn’t use your data plan, so you can use Personal HotSpot to create a local Wi-Fi network to CollabraCam on the go. You can also use a wireless router on location, absolutely no need for an internet connection, plug it in and you're ready to go... or create a computer-to-computer network with a MacBook Pro.
Review the Director’s Cut in the app or export to the Photos app and share from there. Once exported, iCloud Photo Library can automatically upload to iCloud, then you can download with the Photos app on your Mac. Export video clips from the Director’s Cut to Photos and assemble in iMovie for iOS, then add your titles and transitions... or save the Edit Decision List (EDL), video and audio to your Mac and import into Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017. After import, the Director’s Cut is loaded to the timeline, ready for post. You can also import just video and audio and re-edit with Premiere Pro’s multi-camera editing interface with the Program Monitor.
CollabraCam participates in the iTunes Volume Purchase Program for Education. The Volume Purchase Program for Education lets educators purchase world-class apps, like CollabraCam, at a 50% discount when purchasing quantities of 20 or more. Purchase in volume and tap into immediate benefits for your entire institution.
"The interface looks simple but ingenious." Fast Co. Design
"This app teaches the skills of supervision and direction." AppoLearning
"True collaborative learning in action!" iPadEducators
"It’s just plain amazing." - iLounge
• Direct a multicam video on-the-fly
• Live editing over Wi-Fi or HotSpot
• Connect and direct up to six cameras
• Queue the next camera on standby
• Direct camera ops with action cues
• Automatically generated credits
• Director's Cut collected from cameras
• Export Director's Cut to Photos app
• Export clips for iOS post-production
• Export EDL for Adobe Premiere Pro
• 1080p or 720p HD video capture
• Single Source Audio from Camera 1
• Participate in a multicam video shoot
• All cameras record the entire session
• Choose camera on iPhone 7 plus
• AE and AF lock, grid, zoom and more
• Notification on standby or recording
• Receive action cues from the director
• Full video saved on each camera
What's New in Version 3.0.0
Important! CollabraCam 3.0 is not compatible with previous versions of CollabraCam. Before starting a session, please make sure that each participant has updated to CollabraCam 3.0.
When the director begins a session, all cameras start recording simultaneously and they record the entire time. As the director switches cameras, an Edit Decision List is created. At the end of the session, all of the cameras create clips from their captured video based on the in and out points from the EDL and Camera 1 creates the audio track, then the video and audio is transferred to the director, to assemble the Director’s Cut. The EDL, video and audio can be saved to your computer via iTunes and imported into Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017. Once imported, you can pick up with post right where you left off with capture, ready to tweak in and out points, add titles, transitions and effects... or you can quickly start from scratch and re-edit the footage with Premiere Pro’s Program Monitor multi-camera editing interface.
The camera has been improved to increase performance and enhance the user experience... Video Stabilization (for supported devices), Focus and Exposure Lock, Thirds Grid, Zoom and iPhone 7 Plus Dual Camera support. Most importantly, transfer time has been reduced yet again, so you can wrap and review quicker.
We appreciate your feedback because we made CollabraCam for you. If you have a support question, a bug to report, a feature to request, a link to a video you produced with CollabraCam to share, or simply want to describe your experience with us... please send your feedback to: email@example.com.
App reviews are important to app sales and growth... once you have used CollabraCam several times, we ask that you please take a moment to provide an honest review. If you feel you cannot rate CollabraCam 4-5 stars or provide positive feedback, please email us and let us know how we can improve.
Wow. Just. Wow.
This is an incredible update. They weren't kidding. The fact that it now has a single source of audio for the whole video with all cameras recording the entire time is a game changer.
All of the new features for the camera are cool, too. I have an iPhone 7 Plus, I like that I can choose wide or tele. I like that I can change/lock focus. Finally has a grid for framing shots. The addition of zoom, even though limited (I understand it's to save us from zooming in too far digitally) is nice and the long press to choose a zoom speed is great. Even the light now has multiple brightness settings with a long press.
I haven't had a chance to try the EDL import for Adobe Premiere Pro, but all in all, I'm impressed!
Massive improvement with most recent upgrade
Looking forward to further improvements in the future. This thing beats switcher studio out of the water, and I highly recommend it to any of my fellow vloggers/youtubers/newscasters out there. You won't regret it. I have my own multi camera pro setup in my home, with a green screen and this app across various iOS running devices as well as a chroma key virtual studio background, all imported through OBS Studio on a PC for rendering power and audio mixing then finally through MimoLive (formerly BoinxTV) for an rtmp outstream to all of the usual streaming places (periscope, YouTube live, Facebook live, my own site, twitch etc). Plus with the Mimolive I'm able to overlay my own personalized lower thirds/chirons/ticker tape, logo overlays, and even integrated on video chat thru twitter hashtags or tweets sent to a designated account. So yeah, it's highly recommended!