Generally niche apps are not well designed as they target a small group of people. You can find only few good niche apps in the App Store. I think, we can brand iTC Calc as a well designed one in this category.
If you are working with film industry and associated with post production works, this app is really worth your attention. This app provides duration, offset timecodes and total running time (TRT) for the shows with few easy taps. With iTC Calc users can forget editing suite for timecode calculations. It has typical calculator on the left hand side to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Frames can be changed into timecode using the buttons in the right hand side.
In the middle there are buttons for Duration Calculator and Vari-speed Calculator. It is a good idea to highlight the pressed button with green glow (please have a look at the above screenshot). Duration Calculator helps in calculating duration and TRT. Vari-Speed Calculator guides producers to speed up or slow down their shows according to the duration demanded by broadcasters.
Touch History is placed at the top of the keypad and helps to review all the previous entries. Users can recall any entry in current calculation just by taping. Swipe Backspace helps to erase wrongly entered inputs and Auto – Save helps users not to lose a timecode. iTC Calc can support 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50 and 60 frame rates.
I think this app can impress video editors, after effect artists, CGIs etc., It has simple and impressive controls and a Help section to guide users if they have any doubts. The iPhone version of this App is already famous in the App Store and this iPad version gives a whole new experience. This exclusive iPad app is available for $6.99.
Rating: 4/ 5