David Eubank is a busy Hollywood Camera Assistant with a long list of impressive credits. Between high-profile jobs, he somehow has managed to conjure up the killer App for the Film Business: pCAM for iPhone. This amazing App is fast, intuitive, easy to understand and a pleasure to use. Beautiful GUI interface. It is easy to load, amazingly comprehensive, faster and lighter than an entire library of textbooks, computers, Wizards and everything else we’ve used up to now. The pCAM helps you calculate:
Depth of Field & Hyperfocal Distance
Field of View (Image size) with Preview Illustrations & Angle of View
Exposure (compensating changes in Shutter Angle, FPS Speed, Filters, Film Speeds & Light foot-candles or lux)
Running Time to Length
Shooting to Screen Time
HMI (safe speeds & shutters)
Color Correction (filters and mireds)
Diopter, Macro, Time Lapse
Underwater Distance (flat ports)
Scene Illumination, Light Coverage
There’s a great Siemens Star focus target. pCAM includes all common professional Still Camera, Film & HD Camera Formats, including the latest 2-Perf formats. User-definable custom Camera Formats, CoC & Filters
Works on iPhone and iPod Touch. The only thing is now you’ll need two iPhones: one to use as a phone, and the other to be ready with the pCAM App in your meter case or front box. Don’t leave home without this.
Thanks to Mako Koiwai for spotting Mill Colour, a terrific, free iPhone app from those wonderful visual effects people at The Mill. Use it on location to take a reference picture with your iPhone, then emulate primary grading and basic looks. In the iTune App Store, search for The Mill or Mill Colour.
Mako Koiwai writes: “This is very cool! Download the interference pattern … don’t print it … use it on your screen … for checking focus …I emailed it to my iPhone, saved the file/image … it will reside in your Photos folder, where you can retrieve it and use it as a Focus Aid … for instance your 2nd could hold it up next to the talent’s eyes or you could place it next to ones tabletop product.
Cinemek completed development of Hitchcock, an iPhone/iPod Touch application. We caught up with Cinemek founder and CEO, Jonathan Houser at Cine Gear. Hitchcock is based on standard storyboarding techniques. You begin by taking a picture on your iPhone, then pulling it into Panelview mode, where you can add dolly moves, zooms or pans. You can also create direction inside the frame, such as movement of a character or object.
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The new Apple iPhone 3G S was just shown at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, with the things we’ve been waiting for: video, compass, cut-paste, landscape typing, longer battery life. Watch for reports on new Apps for set and location.
This just in from Mako Koiwai: iPhone App remote control for Canon Digital SLRs (like the Canon 5D Mk II)
Connect your camera to a WiFi enabled computer and the DSLR Camera Remote software enables you to use your Apple iPhone or iPod touch to wirelessly adjust cameras settings, fire the shutter, review images, get a live viewfinder preview. When you combine the DSLR Camera Remote Professional Edition with a current generation Canon EOS DSLR you can access the LiveView mode, which allows you to see through the camera’s viewfinder in near real-time. This iPhone App is downloadable from onOne Software in Portland — makers of Photo plug-ins like Genuine Fractals.