MovieSlate® 8 4+

Clapperboard, Logging, Reports

PureBlend Software

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 508 Ratings
    • $29.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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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 15-17

What’s New

Version 8.9.43

• History > Formatted HTML reports - fixed several bugs.

• Script Dept:
+ Reports - added option to share "Script PDF as Text File".
+ Breakdown Reports > DESC field - line breaks are now honored in reports.
+ Breakdown > DESC field - now supports bold, italic, underline text.
+ Setup screen - First/Lunch/Dinner/Wrap shot times now honor the Scene’s "Include in Progress Report" on/off switch and so match times shown in the Progress Report.
+ Logging screen - Teradek screen grabs can now be saved as Take or Scene Image Notes.
+ Updated PDF Editing engine (includes fix for pages sometimes disappearing from watermarked PDFs).
+ Script Breakdown Reports - the story day field (such as D1 or N1) now appears in red for days; blue for nights; purple if no "D" or "N" prefix.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
508 Ratings

508 Ratings

Ivan Machiz ,

Perfection got even better

I am a small company and freelancer. This app is perfect. It is always with me, and is WAY more capable than my needs, but it fits the bill perfectly in its simplicity. Watching the videos from Movie Slate (there are quite a few bite size videos covering everything in simple but comprehensive detail) showed me just how robust this app is. I was upset that the older version does not work on my newer iPhones and iPad, necessitating an upgrade and another payment, but the truth is it is such a sweet price point, and the app is so helpful, I did not mind paying again. I work on a lot of very small productions, this app makes me look pretty pro if they do not have a slate on set already. On my own projects it just saves time in post, especially if I am working with multiple cameras or with scripts and other moving parts.

anicesunset ,

Stellar tool for set

I have been using MovieSlate since 2009 and watched it grow into an indispensable production tool. The shot logs are easy to parse and send to my editor, the app is amazingly customizable, and it saves me a lot of $ since I don’t need to buy an expensive slate. The best part? The developer is incredibly responsive to feedback and suggestions. Recently I inquired about adding a tail slate option to the app, and within a week the developer had implemented the feature! In short, this is a stellar app that continues to get BETTER with each version. 5 stars.

LJBransky ,

The BEST App for Script Supervisors

This app is by far the best script supervision app or software out there, and trust me I'm tried them all. The script lining interface alone is worth the monthly subscription. Additionally, there are tons of setting options to adapt the program to your individual needs, and the customer service is top notch!! If you're a Script Supervisor looking for an intuitive and flexible digital option, this is the app for you.


Script Dept
Script Dept
Line scripts, log shots, build reports.
Free Trial
MovieSlate® 8 Pro Features
MovieSlate® 8 Pro Features
Sound Dept, Timecode/Camera/Data Sync, more.
Free Trial

In-App Purchases

MovieSlate® 8 Pro Features
MovieSlate® 8 Pro Features
Sound Dept, Timecode/Camera/Data Sync, more.

App Privacy

The developer, PureBlend Software, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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