Cadrage is a director’s viewfinder app for your iPhone/iPad. Plan your shots with precise framing previews of any professional camera/lens combination and make sure everybody is on the same page during preproduction and on set.
If you work in filmmaking you are probably familiar with traditional director’s viewfinders: They have been around for decades allowing the director and cinematographer to quickly frame shots without having to move the camera. This established tool is now taken to the next level: Using the camera of your smartphone, Cadrage is able to accurately simulate the framing of any camera and lens setup. Preview shots instantly and get ready to shoot faster. Whether you are a film student or a seasoned filmmaker, this app assists you in getting the most out of your shooting day.
Cadrage has a built-in gallery and project manager to organize your images and add notes to them. From there you can email or upload them to your Dropbox and also create neat PDF shotlists. All important information like format, focal length, compass orientation and GPS data will be attached.
We've included all commonly used professional camera formats (see list below), but in case you don’t find your camera in the database, you can easily create custom formats. Cadrage supports spherical and anamorphic (1.3x, 1.5x, 2x) lenses and also the use of Metabones Speedbooster adapters.
To expand the field of view of your phone and simulate very wide lenses Cadrage supports third party wide angle adapters. The following lenses are pre-calibrated:
Moment Lens (Wide/Tele), olloclip 4-in-1. Schneider iPro (Wide/Super Wide/Tele)
We regularly add new cameras to the database and work on new features that make using the app even more convenient. If you’re experiencing any problems or if you’re missing a certain feature please get in touch with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org! We're happy to help you!
When you purchase Cadrage your director's viewfinder will always be up-to-date. We regularly add new cameras to the database and work on new features that make using Cadrage even more convenient. If you’re experiencing any problems with the app or if you’re missing a certain feature please get in touch with us by email: email@example.com! We're happy to help you!
CAMERA FORMATS INCLUDED
----- FILM -----
35mm (Super, Standard, Anamorphic)
16mm (Normal, Super)
8mm (Normal, Super)
----- DIGITAL CINEMA -----
(including all resolutions and shooting modes)
ARRI Alexa 65
Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Studio Camera HD / 4K
Blackmagic URSA / URSA 4.6K
Canon C100 / C300 / C500
Ikonoskop A cam dII
Panasonic VariCam 35
Phantom HD Gold
RED Weapon 8K
Sony F5 / F55
Sony F3 / F35
Sony FS100 / FS700
Generic Broadcast Cameras (1/3'', 1/2'', 2/3'')
----- DSLRs -----
(both for still photography and video mode)
Canon DSLRs (eg. Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, Canon 550D/T2i)
Nikon DSLRs (eg. Nikon D4, Nikon D3x, Nikon D800)
Panasonic DSLRs (eg. GH3, GH4)
Sony DSLRs (eg. A7sII, A7rII)
and many more...
----- Medium and Large Format -----
Medium Format 4.5x6
Medium Format 6x6
Medium Format 6x7
Medium Format 6x8
Medium Format 6x9
Large Format 4"x5"
Large Format 5"x7"
Large Format 8"x10"
Digital medium format by Hasselblad, Phase One and Pentax
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