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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 8.9.6

• Qualified for use with iOS 12.

• Added support for the latest iPhone & iPad screen sizes.

• Pro Features - can now wirelessly sync with UltraSync Blue timecode generators (from Timecode Systems).

• Settings:
+ Timecode + Sync - added "UltraSync Blue" device pairing name text field.
+ Script Dept - added new "MovieSlate Cloud Backup" contents preferences.
+ Script Dept - added "Edit Notes in Field".
+ Script Dept - added "Apple Pencil Double-Tap Action" (for iOS 12.1 or later).
+ History Reports - added "Archives in MSCloud Backups".

• MovieSlate Cloud:
+ Restore - list of backups appears more quickly than before.
+ Restore - user preferences are once again fully restored.
+ Backup - no longer doing incremental backups.
+ Send Shared Data - fixed unresponsive keyboard.
+ Several bug fixes.

• Script Dept:
+ Updated the PDF Editing engine.
+ Setup - DATE field no longer includes time (after choosing a date).
+ Setup - Share menu > Other Scripts - can now be shared without also generating reports.
+ Setup - Progress Report - ShotToDate count now includes ShotToday scenes not also shot on prior days.
+ Logging - Stopwatch button now saves a final LAP when Lap-Timer is running.
+ Logging - user interface is no longer hidden when tapping outside a field being keyboard edited.
+ Logging - added Share/Action button to thumbnail grid screen.
+ Logging - the "Clear SETUP field" setting now fully behaves as intended.
+ Markup - pasted annotations now honor the current state of the PUBLIC/PRIVATE tool.
+ PDF Import - now showing a warning about large PDFs that should be optimized.
+ History (iPad) - INT/EXT/NITE/MOS now appears on the DATA 1-6 panel.
+ Reports - Take Notes now honor the "Preserve Note Line Breaks" Settings preference.

• HTML History Reports - are now properly generated when long report names contain accented characters.
• XML History Reports - added new 'gmtInfo' field.
• Other bug fixes, including a pair of crashes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
181 Ratings
181 Ratings
J_Tab ,

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.

RenderedCommunications ,

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

ddear11 ,

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
282.6 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 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

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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