Film students and historians will want to download the Film Study app for the iPad.
The app created by Richard Joffray makes it easy to make time-stamped notes on films as they play on your mobile device. (Note: for now Film Study is only avilable for iPad.)
Follow Film Study on Twitter @filmstudyapp or visit their website at: http://www.filmstudyapp.com
According to app supporters Michael Raine and Mariano Prunes:
If you are a film enthusiast, you can use this app to connect to the world of public domain movies and stream them from anywhere that there is an internet connection. Look for mistakes in the movie and note them for discussions with your friends or just simply enjoy the movies at no cost.
You can also upload your own mp4 films to the app via iTunes. Open iTunes and plug in your iPad. Select the iPad icon in the left menu. Under the “Apps” tap, if you scroll to the bottom, you should see the FilmStudy app. Select the FilmStudy and drag an mp4 movie from your computer to the space to the right. Your movie should transfer to the iPad and be available to it in the upper left movie button of the FilmStudy app under “Local Shared Folder”. Remember that DRM (Digital Rights Managed) movie files will not be available inside of the app. The optimum settings for an mp4 file would be: 640×480 pixels at 30 frames per second with a bit rate of 2000kbps. Audio sample rates should be set to 48000Hz AAC encoding with a bit rate of 128 kbps.