App of the Month – Shutta

Picture the scene: your friend is running toward the penalty spot, preparing to launch a football as your iPhone’s video records the moment, and then BAM, your friend misses the ball and – legs splaying – hurtles to the ground.

Reliving that humiliating wipeout is important to us all, and Shutta gives us the ability to pinpoint the precise impact by taking stills from any video taken with or stored on your iPhone – any footage synced from a GoPro or drone camera can also be accessed – and saving your favourite moments as photos.

James Shimell released the first version of the Vietnam-based free app in January 2014 and its user number is rising after a period of testing and refining the tool.

Perhaps one of the reasons thousands of people download the app across 80 countries is because of its simplicity: it does one job and it does it well.

Photographers need not worry about missing the perfect shot because Shutta allows users to pull high definition stills at the frame rate that the video was recorded.

That means up to 240 photo opportunities a second with iPhone 6+ or GoPro footage. These images can then be downloaded, emailed, sent by SMS, and shared on the integrated social network or on Twitter and Facebook. Shutta recently came second in the Vietnamese leg of the Tech in Asia conference for best new app.

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