The cameras on your smartphone and tablets are incredibly helpful when it comes to capturing a moment in action.
But the filters and lenses built into these devices are not always reliable. That's where apps come in.
The Google Play Store and App Store have a selection of programs that will help edit clips, add filters, position lenses and other tasks that in days gone by would have required a film crew.
Horizon eliminates the most frustrating aspect of a smartphone camera.
Earlier this week, Horizon launched to address a pesky problem related to smartphone cameras.
The app lets you record horizontal videos regardless of how you hold your phone. Replacing the usual camera found on most phones and tablets, Horizon can harness the built-in gyroscope to ensure that videos are kept in place.
Unfortunately, the app sometimes reduces the video's resolution, meaning it might be grainier or less sharp. But that could be an ok trade-off if you really need to frame your video horizontally.
Cameo is an excellent tool for aspiring filmmakers.
You'll practically receive a full film school education using Cameo. The app is equipped with the ability to create an endless amount of videos.
Special effects and other editing tools are built into the program giving creative users a large arsenal of features to produce high-quality films. Web profiles were a new addition to the app so professionals have an easier way of sharing their stuff with each other online.
Mindie helps you produce your own brief music videos.
By harnessing a short clip of any song in iTunes, you'll be able to create your own mini-music video similar to a Vine. The limit is seven seconds but use the camera on your phone or tablet to quickly capture a moment. The music that was selected will play in the background.