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
New in this version is the ability to add your own cameras and lenses. You can also edit the camera settings that ship with the app.
Never be without your viewfinder again!
Take pictures with overlays for safe frame and/ or safe title, rule of thirds, a 12 field chart and more.
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.
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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.
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