||Chemical Wedding Toland ASC Digital Assistant
Named in honor of legendary ASC cinematographer Gregg Toland, this app combines a calculator and logging interface to work with you through the process of cinematography. It's designed to track your photographic choices as you make them. As you
change the camera speed, you instantly get feedback on how it
affects running time and exposure. When you change lenses, you see depth of field and field of view updates in real time. Toland then
allows you to log all the information to build comprehensive camera
||Audiofile Engineering FiRe 2
A professional field recorder for iOS, this app displays an audio waveform in real time, and supports markers, Broadcast WAVE metadata, and the instant downloading of files in multiple file formats. It offers native SoundCloud integration, Dropbox support, an advanced editing suite, EQ and Dynamics effects by Audiofile Engineering, and enhanced input processing powered by iZotope.
||Zinman Software PocketLD
PocketLD provides a photometric database and calculation tool that will help you fine-tune your lighting. You select the type of light you're using and enter a throw distance, and it determines the beam diameter and illumination level at your subject. The app's database includes over 1000 fixture/lamp combinations.
||Chemical Wedding Artemis
A digital director's viewfinder for the iPhone and iPad, Artemis is
designed with both cinematographers and directors in mind. It works in
much the same way as a traditional director's viewfinder. You select a
camera format, aspect ratio, and lens type, and Artemis
uses the iPhone camera to simulate the lens views you can expect
when you shoot. It can also show you comparisons of views with different
lenses, to help you choose your glass.
||David Eubank's pCAM Film+Digital Calculator
This Emmy Award-winning app provides a raft of tools to help you plan
and carry out your shoot. They include calculators for depth of field,
exposure parameters, lighting, and color corrections. The app's
graphical displays help you visualize your set. There are even tools for
underwater, time lapse, and macro shooting, and a built-in conversion
calculator lets you see distance, color, and light level information in
the units of your choice.
You can storyboard your shoot and keep the whole plan in your pocket
with this app. With a simple interface and multimedia features, it lets
you combine images, sound, notes, and camera moves, then set the timing
and adjust the framing for each shot. You can output your storyboard to a
PDF if you want to pass it around.
||AJA DataRate Calculator
Use this app to figure out how much memory will be required for your
shoot. Input the resolution, frame rate, compression, and sampling rate
you'll be using, along with the length of time you're planning to shoot,
and the calculator will tell you how much media and backup storage
you'll need to pack.
You can use a virtual clapper app like this one to kick off your scenes.
It will give you the audible clap you need to sync your audio, as well
as displaying scene information. Numerous inexpensive clapper apps offer
these basic functions; this slightly pricier one also gives you tools
that will help you take notes during the shoot and log your footage.
||Geometry Camera Angles
This app lets you calculate the height of large objects like buildings
and trees when you're scouting a location and planning your shots. It
can also measure the angle of rotation of objects in your scene.
||Chemical Wedding Helios
When you're scouting a location or setting up lights and modifiers, it's
important to know where the natural light is coming from and whether
the sun is going to pop out from behind a building midway through your
shoot. This app will help you plan by telling you exactly where the sun
will be at any time, in any place.
||LastShotApps DSLR Slate
Made specifically for DSLR cinematographers, this virtual slate app provides a set of tools that includes a color chart and selectable running timecode, along with the ability to input and track camera and scene information.
||KPL Studios iTC Calc Ultimate
This is an app for everyone who needs to deal with timecode and frames, including producers,
post-production producers, editors, and Flame and After Effects artists. Its tool set offers a vari-speed utility, a duration calculator, a timecode/frame converter, and a frame-rate converter, among others.