MovieSlate® 8 4+

Clapperboard, Logging, Reports

PureBlend Software

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 419 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 14, 15

What’s New

Version 8.9.34

• iOS 13 is no longer supported (due to licensed code library updates).

• Slate - clapper graphic (if chosen) now appears when external clappersticks close.

• Settings > Camera Control - added "Start/Stop Shots when a Synced Camera Rolls".

• Script Dept:
• Log + Mark > Highlight Characters - better recognizing side-by-side character names.
• Log + Mark > Highlight Characters - added plus button to enter character names.
+ PDF Scan for Characters - added support for voiceover characters.
+ Breakdown PDF scan - PDF scenes marked OMITTED now have PAGES = 0 and TIME = 0.
+ Breakdown reports - elements again print in user-specified colors.
• Settings > ScriptDept > Breakdown Reports - added "Include Story Day in Estimated Timing Reports".
+ SROLL field - added MOS button to keypad.
+ Facing Pages report - SND roll no longer hidden when only one take in the scene.
• Camera Sync - now compatible with shots owned by Script Dept.
• Updated PDF Editor engine.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
419 Ratings

419 Ratings

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.

sakspot ,

Not impressed

I had this app as version 7 and recently purchased a cinema camera that I wanted to use app with again only to realize it was no longer supported and I would have to re-purchase the app I already had. I was not necessarily irritated about that however when I realized that my pro licence was no transferrable from 7 and that it was a monthly subscription or an insanely expensive one time purchase that killed it for me. I get that a real timecode slate costs more than all of the features mentioned but I already purchased them before and do not feel as though I should have to purchase them again.

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.

Developer Response ,

Hi J_Tab. MovieSlate 8.9.17 now supports iPadOS Screen Split and Slide Over. Enjoy.


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

In-App Purchases

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

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