There really are some amazing apps coming out for the iphone. I am using it so much these days (not as a phone) but as a crazy gadget. Got my polaroid app, tilt shift app (yes most of them are based around the camera).
Now for film-makers, budding DPs or anyone with a fascination with cinematography this app is an absolute must have! it’s a director’s viewfinder and it’s called Artemis.
For the 5dmkII and 7D select digital still cameras. For me this was the winning part!!
Currently these are the formats that it covers:
Standard and Super 16mm
Super 16mm Anamorphic
Standard and Super 35mm
35mm Digital (D-21, RED, F35, Genesis)
3/4″ Digital (F23, Viper)
and 5dmKII and 7D.
So what does this director’s viewfinder app do? In it’s simplest terms it uses the iphones camera to show you what each lenses shot would be for each different focal length from where you are standing. You can then even take a photo of it using that “lens” and import it into the superb storyboard application by Cinemek called Hitchcock, more of this below. It’s been out for about 3 weeks but very buggy. They have just released V2 and it’s awesome. It’s $30. A steal at that price. Especially if you are learning about how different focal lengths work and what you will get with each one.
The one issue it currently has is it cannot display anything wide than 35mm full frame equivalent as that is as wide as the iphone lens goes. I understand a hardware add on to give the iphone a wider lens to open up the app to the whole range of lenses is in the works.
I cannot recommend this enough. Now please Chemical Wedding. Update it for the GH1 please and put it more lenses for the DSLRs!
Oh and it only works on OS 3.1
Cinemek’s Hitchcock is another Genius bit of software. It’s a mobile animated storyboarding for the iphone and it works superbly. Check out these demos below…
This is a real-time demonstration of how Hitchcock works.
Get it here http://www.itunes.com/apps/hitchcock
Hitchcock is the first of our suite of iphone apps. it is currently available in the iTunes app store. http://www.itunes.com/apps/hitchcock In case you are curious, this is how it works.