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“MovieSlate® is the the Rolls-Royce of slates” says A convenient, all-in-one digital slate, clapper board, shot log, and notepad is used for film, TV, documentaries, music videos, and interviews, this professional production tool is the easy way to log footage and take notes as you shoot— saving you valuable time later when capturing/editing footage, and creating reports. All at a mere fraction of a bulky digital clapperboard’s cost.

Tap a field to edit production info. Choose info from default/custom snippets, contacts, or saved history. Enter new info with the keyboard. Use the optimized keypad to quickly enter numeric info like: roll, scene, take, timecode. Or swipe up/down on fields to increment/decrement numbers.

Entering timecode is easy with our optimized keypad. Sync to clock time, or an iTunes song (Music Video mode). With optional PRO Features in-app purchase: LTC/WiFi sync with: compatible cameras, recorders, generators, Timecode Systems Hubs, wireless timecode slates; and other MovieSlate apps.

To begin a shot: photograph the slate’s production info, then tap the clapper sticks. Sticks open & clap closed, creating an audible/visible marker. All slate data is logged to history. Optional credits animations briefly display each production field, full screen.

For each shot, you can: circle a take; rate sound/picture quality; write multiple shot notes; record voice notes; take picture notes. Example: when shooting interviews, create notes to timecode-mark when a particular question was asked, or something remarkable was said. Enter notes using the microphone, camera, keyboard— or insert snippet phrases (such as “Interview”, “Question”, or “Tail Sticks”).

Get fast, searchable access to shot info, without wading through hours of footage. For each shot: all production, GPS location, and timecode data is stored to the app’s Shot Log History, where you can view, edit, or rate shots. History/Notes can be exported/emailed as: HTML, XML, CSV formats. Supports multiple projects.

Choose behaviors, layouts, sounds, themes (clapper/hinge designs, backgrounds, fonts, colors)— even your production logo on the slate and in reports.

With MovieSlate: lost clapper boards are a thing of the past. Your shot history is always ready to view, review, edit, or send.

• Landscape/Portrait; lockable
• Standard FPS rates
• Customize behavior, appearance, sounds
• Detects external claps (using compatible cases)
• Color/Gray/Focus charts
• Credits animations

PRO FEATURES in-app purchase: $9.99/month (auto-renewable) or $299.99 one-time
• Timecode Sync - with compatible gear via WiFi/headphone jack.
• Denecke TS-TCB - sync claps/timecode/data.
• Sound Dept - data/notes logging/reports for up to 32 tracks.
• Sound Recorder Sync - with Sound Devices 6-Series.
• Reality MultiCam - data/notes logging/reports for up to 26 cameras.
• Camera Sync - with ARRI + RED cameras.
• KeyClips - keyword-based logging for FCPX.
• MovieSlate Cloud Pro - advanced backup/restore/sharing.
• App-to-App - sync and remote control.

SCRIPT DEPT SUBSCRIPTION in-app purchase: $24.99/month (auto-renewable)
• Includes Script Dept features and all Pro Features

Listed prices are $USD. At purchase confirmation: payment is charged to your iTunes Account; any unused portion of free trial period is forfeited. Auto-renewable subscriptions are billed monthly through the App Store. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew feature is turned off at least 24-hours before end of current subscription/trial period. Your iTunes Account is charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to end of current period. To manage subscription auto-renewal see



iOS 9, 10, 11

What's New

Version 8.9.3

• False Take button - removes the TAKE's "FT" prefix (if any) after saving the False Take to History.

• History (iPad) > Edit Date/Time - now refreshes the shot list sorting.

• History > CSV Reports - now properly escaping quotation marks.

• Insert Headphone Jack > Sync Timecode - fixed app crash.

• Slate screen > Music Video:
+ Settings > Appearance - added "Music Video" section.
+ Added "Start Playback" button to top clapper stick.
+ Added large current Marker text to bottom clapper stick.
+ Timecode display > Green marker - offsets are now relative to current Marker.
+ Editor > Play/Pause button - refreshes properly again.
+ Editor > New Marker > Done button - no longer moves the music playhead.
+ Start & End Markers are now auto-created when choosing songs.

• External Clappersticks sound and movement detection:
+ Detection now starts 1.5 seconds after the "Detect External Sticks" button is tapped.
+ Settings > Behavior > Shot Triggers - sensitivity can now be set 4x greater than before.

• MovieSlate Cloud:
+ Groups - manage groups in-app; to share Backups among members (Pro Feature).
+ Backups - are now incremental, so can be faster to upload/download.
+ Backups Group Sharing - bug fixes (as a result: you'll have to re-share Backups).

• Sound Dept Reports - improved pagination.

• Notes editor:
+ Added command-delete (physical) keyboard shortcut to clear note text.
+ Moved the clear note button (round "x") down and left (on iPad).

• Script Dept Logging > SSCEN > Plus button > More Scenes > Plus button:
+ New scenes can now be entered as a comma-delimited list.
+ New scenes can now be entered with a "pt" suffix to indicate "PARTIAL" scene.

• Script Dept > Progress Report:
+ First Shot After Lunch - is now correct when lunch has an ending time.
+ First Shot After Dinner - is now correct when dinner has an ending time.
+ Scene Notes are now included for all of a scene's setups.

• Script Dept > Report - bug fix: private annotation removal from exported Script PDFs.

• Settings > Script Dept:
+ Added option: Preserve Note Line Breaks In Editors Log & Facing Pages.
+ Added option: Show Setup Counts in Editors Log Reports.
+ Added option: Auto-Enable Public Annotations.

• Help - added Privacy Policy button.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Love app, want screen-splitting for iPad


This app is super useful for syncing up my notes to the video via slam sync. I wish the app supported split-screen on the 13” iPad Pro so that I could have another app open at the same time. This would be critical for my workflow. The other app would be the monitor of the video itself.

Unhappy customer


Why did you guys decide to stop supporting 7 and especially for the people that are actively using 7 and have purchased plugins? In he past you have been great with updates and the product has become a tool on set for many. I am sure we all saw the same PowerPoint on how profitable a subscription model can be, but I never would have guessed you guys, being in a small niche market like film production, would think customers would like or appreciate that type of shift.

Developer Response

MovieSlate 7 was written for and supported on iOS 6, 7, and 8. Released more than two years ago, MovieSlate 8 was written for iOS 9 and later. MovieSlate 8's optional Pro Features is available as a subscription or a one-time in-app purchase. You can read about the changes, improvements, and new features in detail at

Outstanding App and Support


MovieSlate is exactly what you want, even when the Script Supervisor changes the scene number at the last second, MovieSlate info is really efficient and smartly setup. I use it every day on the CBS show Scorpion.


PureBlend Software
218.3 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015-18 PureBlend Software
In-App Purchases
  1. MovieSlate® 8 Pro Features $9.99
  2. Script Dept $24.99
  3. MovieSlate® 8 Pro Features $299.99


  • Family Sharing

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