SL Director’s Viewfinder
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Rating: 3.6 (53) Cost: $9.99 Downloads: 1,000 - 5,000
This app is designed for directors and DP's to block out and stage shots.
A director's viewfinder is a viewer used by film directors and cinematographers to frame a shot as seen through the camera lens. Like a traditional viewfinder, this app simulates various cameras, formats and lenses.
In order to support lenses wider than your device can display, the preview is shrunk in relation to the size of the actual lens. You can use this to gauge the extents of the frame.
Currently this app supports lens sizes from 6mm to 200mm, most aspect ratio formats, and the following cameras:
Sony 2/3" chip cameras
Standard DV 1/3" chip cameras
Four Thirds system format
I can add support for any camera, formats, or lenses. Just send me an email with your request.
Never be without your viewfinder again.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ
Now you can take snapshots! This is a new feature and may not work as expected on all devices. If you find that youre having an issue, please email me with a detailed description of the problem, the device your running, and the Android OS version.
You can snap a picture by pressing the camera button, dPad button, or touch the upper left corner camera icon. Because of the processing being done to the image, you must wait for the camera icon to be green before taking another picture.
Camera information will be added to the bottom of the picture. Any overlays will also be added to the final picture. A light screen is used to mask the area outside the chosen field of view.
All pictures are automatically added to the Gallery on your device.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR INSTALLING ISSUES
If there is a problem running this app after an upgrade, try uninstalling the app and reinstalling. This seems to fix most problems people have had with upgrading.
Tassos - 2011-10-11
Artemis viewfinder app is overpriced in my opinion. This app is a great alternative. Works great. I use it during pre-production.
chrismaris - 2011-09-25
David - 2011-09-27
I used this for my thesis film, it works very nice. Don't complain if it's your phone that sucks
Aaron - 2011-07-05
It's great. Can you add 2.35 frame lines for when you are shooting 16x9 and cropping. An example would be the Alexa.
Raoul - 2011-09-21
Great application. Framing is pretty dead on. My only complaint is for the red camera. There is no option for when you need to go to 2k for high speed
Andrew - 2011-07-06
Crahes every time I try to take a picture. Worthless - I should have spent the extra $ on Artemis.
Denwa - 2011-07-06
Moe-Gunz - 2011-03-15
Great app. Developer responds to emails fast. If you use the Canon t2i, use the 7D settings. Would love to see a glossary feature.
Frosted - 2011-03-06
Great except really need to have ability to screenshot... once that is included 5 stars
Mick - 2011-02-06
Great app! Will make shoots very easy. The developer gave great customer service and made sure the app worked on my phone. (HTC desire HD)
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