25 Apr 2019

FiLMiC Audio to debut later this year, promising professional sound recording on mobile devices

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The new FiLMiC Audio will enhance the software's available audio tools The new FiLMiC Audio will enhance the software's available audio tools FiLMiC Inc

Busy times at FiLMiC Inc which has a new audio recording app for iOS, FiLMiC Audio, due to be released later this year, as well as a new integration with the Movi Cinema Robot.

FiLMiC Inc has been pushing the boundaries of what a new breed of video makers can capture with their mobile phones for a while now, and is showing no signs of slowing down as the devices themselves get ever more competent. Indeed, it’s continuing to expand its features to an impressive degree, and later this year is going to release FiLMiC Audio to help enhance the audio side of smartphone shooting.

FiLMiC Audio is a standalone field recorder app for iOS devices. Coupled with FiLMiC Pro, FiLMiC Audio automatically syncs audio recording, thereby transforming a secondary iOS device into a wireless mic and companion field recorder. Which is a pretty neat trick.

The software features a 32-bit floating point audio recording engine, WAV44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz support, supports WAV/AAC/PCM and AIFF audio codecs, and features manual input gain control as well as support for additional external mics.

It’s a neat addition to the range, but you’re going to have to wait till an unspecified ‘later this year’ to get your hands on it as well as find out exactly how much it will cost. By way of a possible guideline, FiLMiC Pro is currently $15.99.

That software in turn is also now integrated with the Movi Cinema Robot, expanding FiLMiC Pro’s already long list of gimbal support which already includes the Zhiyun Smooth 4 and the DJI Osmo Mobile 1 and 2. The integration means that users can start and stop recordings directly from the Movi device, use its hardware controls for focus pulls and manual exposure adjustment, and a fair deal more. Availability for this is immediate.

Andy Stout

Andy has spent over two decades writing about all aspects of the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. During that time the industry has moved from 4:3 SD to 16:9 SD to HD and now on to 4K HDR. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.

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