Turn your Android into a director’s viewfinder with Cadrage
Tony Myers of smartmoviemaking.com has posted a succinct write-up of Cadrage, a new Android-only app that turns your smartphone into a director’s viewfinder (a tool used by directors and cinematographers to line up shots without having to lug heavy camera equipment all over the place).
Cadrage Director's Viewfinder
by distant blue - mobile solutions
Cadrage Director's Viewfinder
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. Cadrage is the only viewfinder app to also record video besides taking still images. Planning camera movements has never been easier.
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 videos 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)
Cadrage also supports dual camera use on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org! 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 (all models)
ARRI Alexa LF
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
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K / 4.6K & Mini Pro
Canon C100 / C200 / C300 / C500 / C700
DJI Zenmuse X7
Ikonoskop A cam dII
Kinefinity TERRA / KineMAX / KineMINI
Panasonic VariCam 35
Phantom HD Gold
RED Weapon (Helium & Dragon-VV)
RED Weapon Monstro-VV
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 (eg. Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5D Mark III)
Nikon (eg. Nikon D4, Nikon D3x, Nikon D850)
Panasonic (eg. GH4, GH5, GH5S)
Sony (eg. A7sII)
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, Pentax and Mamiya