I have been relying on Cadrage more and more during location scouts and love the flexibility it gives me to test out lenses and angles from several cameras, including use of SpeedBoosters. The export functions are also great for getting a quick and dirty shot list sent out. There is a delay from pressing the shutter or volume keys for me, but since I’m on a 6s I don’t know if it could be a little bit the phone. I’d love to try with a dual camera to see if it returned better quality on long lenses versus straight digital zoom. I’d love to see a more streamlined interface for organizing shots, but the current one is entirely functional, additional cloud services besides Dropbox would also be a nice export option in future.
Having worked and futzed with them all... I can confidently tell you Cadrage flat out slays and renders the others dead. This is not only my fave viewfinder app, but, honestly it’s one of my all time fave apps. A joy to use - let’s you focus on doing what you need to do and makes your shortlists and storyboard creation become effortless. Today I created an entire storyboard for a complex video in a 25m Lyft ride from my phone. In the past, this would have taken an hour or more on desktop. This app is so well designed and made to make our work frictionless, easy and enjoyable. Well done. Developer response to my feature request has been quick and phenomenal as well. That is sayin a lot these days. Highly recommended.
As soon as you can add camera and lens information manually after importing a photo this app will be perfect. Don’t know if this is possible but it seems like an easy feature to add. This is my go to for communicating Shotlists and relevant information to the crew. The reason for requesting that you can manually add camera information is because when outputting a Shotlist with imported images, the PDF reports prints out “unknown camera”. This causes everyone in the crew to bombard the DP saying “I thought we selected the camera?” To which the DP has to explain that this is a limitation of Cadrage. Help! If this gets added this app is a game changer and would be the Tesla of viewfinders.
If you’ve ever wanted to scout shooting locations without having to drag along your entire kit, stop reading this review and just buy this app already. It is the single most useful app in my professional arsenal: wherever I am, whatever I’m doing, I can grab my phone and instantly frame up a shot for any camera, lens, or aspect ratio. Better yet, Cadrage captures an incredibly useful amount of metadata so there’s no second-guessing how you got that shot. From time to GPS location to even the direction and orientation you were shooting, there’s so much data available that you can easily return to the location and set up without excessive re-scouting.
Great utility every film maker or photographer must have
Cadrage will save you a lot of guessing, time and money. If you are a cinematographer, photographer, location sound mixer, set designer or location scout, or anyone that needs to have critical technical information, with lens info and geo-tagging, to make your life easier and equip you to excel in your job, then this needs to be in your kit. Buy it. You won’t regret it. Oh, I forgot to mention that it’s very affordable.
Great app! The only thing I would change is how the camera and lens kits are organized. I shoot video on an R5c and use a mix of zoom R lens and primes in my physical kit. So I’d like to be able to switch between all my lenses in the app quickly. When your kit only has prime lenses it’s great because you select the ones you own in app and use the arrows to switch between them quickly. -we need to be able to add zoom lenses into this organization and switch between them with the arrows the same way. -and then just have an extra UI button to zoom in and out with that lens.
Great work _ Must have in the digital tool box for a DOP
I think Cadrage stormed the opposition (Artemis) when this update occurred in IOS 13. Leaving the others for DEAD. The UI is cleaner with a brilliant, more pro appearance overall. They added more lenses & cameras. GREAT to see it all function so neatly & efficiently without tiresome menus. For an onsite DP’s reference well equiped tool - for other HOD’s in a production to communicate ideas & concepts on location it’s definitely the tool you want in your device as any film maker. This gets my vote.
It seems a few other reviewers don’t understand what this app is for and have given it a one star. If you work in the film & television industry or need to have a way to frame up shots, this is a solid app. If you think this is a viewfinder app to allow you to see through your camera then this is not it. This is a director’s viewfinder and allows you to see what a frame would look like using various lenses on various camera bodies.
This app is an excellent resource for storyboarding, with access to premiere motion picture lenses, some costing 5 figures. An Arri Alexa Classic 20mm spherical has a readable distortion distinct from a Panavision anamorphic, and being able to capture that helps with scene compositions; you can maintain a consistent look through the perspective guides. If you’re a director on set, you should use a director’s viewfinder, but this app is 1/5 the cost and excellent for off-set pre-pro.
Thank you so much for adding this feature. I use a focus mode while filming projects and I consolidate all the apps I need for productions within that mode. I even have a customized lock screen and with this new widget I can be way more productive!
Literally use it every day on every shoot. I was just gaffer on a project where we were moving from setup to setup so fast that I was setting up one scene ahead of the crew and using Cadrage to communicate with the dp while they’d shoot the room I’d just lit. Couldn’t love this more.
I’ve been using Cadrage for about 3 months now. It’s exceeded every expectation for a viewfinder app for location scouts. The team behind the app also seems to very consistently support the app users with updates based on feedback. Zero regrets from me in buying Cadrage. Keep up the great work!
I never thought I would rely so much on my iPhone to take care of so many of my production needs. As much as I like the old traditional ways of filmmaking, going this route is both faster and my cost effective.
Using this with an iPhone 11 and love that it can support the 13mm FOV (on full frame). Also, I love the new ‘looks’ option where you can actually color grade a style and save it as a preset for preview and adding to saved shots. Very nice!
This is such a great app. To know what camera, format, lense, etc. that is being used for filming and adapt it to rehearsals and pre-vis is a game changer. Turning in ideas knowing they will fit the scene ahead of time saves countless hours of production time. Love it and thanks Noon Orsatti DGA/SAG
I’ve matched this to my BM6k Pro setup with my Sigma 18-35mm. I’ve even added my Luts to be able to get a good idea of what the image will look color wise. Big Fan. So easy to use when scouting and figuring out lenses needed for coverage.
This app is great for scouting. I’ve also developed a workflow where I download the photo from Cadrage and use it as a background in my storyboard. I’ve found the lenses and cameras are pretty accurate. Keep up the great work!
I want my money back ! I’m so very upset . I own a camera of my own and it doesn’t have a viewfinder . I thought that this app would act as a viewfinder so I could see if I was focusing or not . It has nothing to do with that and I wasted 15 dollars on a stupid app that I will never use again . I’m serious.i want my 15 dollars back ASAP !!
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