Cadrage Director's Viewfinder

Photo & Video
4.7 (208)
27.9 MB
Age rating
Current version
Cadrage GmbH
Last update
1 year ago
Version OS
13.0 or later
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User Reviews for Cadrage Director's Viewfinder

4.67 out of 5
208 Ratings
6 years ago, Grimmsden
Invaluable Tool for Location Scouting
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.
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3 years ago, Jayse_
THE ONE to get.
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.
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4 years ago, Monsoon Season
Buy this app.
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.
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4 years ago, Hackme
Almost perfect
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.
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2 years ago, Jason2671
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.
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1 year ago, fizzletopX
Great app
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.
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5 years ago, Sean Kennedy Santos
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.
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6 years ago, Josey444
Solid camera app
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.
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1 year ago, jludwick
Useful Storyboarding Resource
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.
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2 years ago, Richard D. D.
Lock Screen widget!!
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!
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2 years ago, TannerDP
Game changer to have on set!
Location scouting just got even easier to find our frame. Saves us time and hassle of moving the cinema camera until we know we have our shots. Amazing price for such a great and easy to use tool.
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3 years ago, BobbyoftheBeard
Massively useful.
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.
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3 years ago, Unutso
For professional directors and DPs
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!
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2 years ago, SugRPinkCar Studios
Great app for filmmakers
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.
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4 years ago, ljksfgionrmssdfrvs
Great app, now even better with iPhone 11 support
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!
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12 months ago, therewillbebooze
Love this app!
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.
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1 year ago, Noon O. Stunts
Changed my view
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
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1 year ago, JDPiercy
Quick and easy
Gives me everything I have been looking for in a camera / story board app. The PDF export is a game changer to my production. Quick simple and it works.
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1 year ago, AliAzhari
I’ve been using Cadrage for quite a few years now on many different projects and many different cameras as well. I can confidently say that this is the best viewfinder app I’ve ever used.
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3 years ago, Coastal Rick
Love this
Being able to preview what a shot is going to look like before having to configure my video rig is a real time saver. Also allows me to scout locations without having to bring out the rig.
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3 years ago, Travass9696
Great app. Be aware though….
The app is great but be aware that you have to have a newer model phone with the newer cameras so that you can actually see the wider angle lens field of view. Other than that great app.
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3 years ago, iamtheproductiondesigner
Great Value. Easy to use and good tool!
Bought this for Tech Scouting and to Help visualize what a frame might be. Really comes through. I haven’t used all the features but will update.
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4 years ago,
Quick viewfinder to capture setups for production!
Love the details I get when shooting setups for projects. Clients can quickly see what we’re going to capture. Awesome having different cameras and lens kits to access quickly!
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2 years ago, Casey James Basichis
Great App! FR: simultaneous adapter overlays
Feature request: Simultaneous display of available adapter mags (including no adapter) to show which magnifications fill in the gaps. Cadrage is front and center on my Home Screen. Using it every day.
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8 months ago, @fz3
Very nice app wish it had more overlays
I wish there were more composition overlays such as golden triangle. Otherwise great app it had my camera and lens setup more than I anticipated.
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4 years ago, Whatswrongwithyouapple
Great App
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!
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2 months ago, ghubbyhbbfy
Great app
It helps a lot when you are location scouting and doesn’t need to bring your camera and lens!
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1 year ago, NaterLarson
One Of My Favorite Tools
Every camera and lens combo you would ever need, the ability to grab scout stills or video with baked in camera and lens info? The best. Pricey, but ultimately worth it.
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6 years ago, manuelvedp
One of the most useful tools
Great app!! I am a cinematographer and have shot two feature films, I always use Cadrage to plan the camera positions with my directors, one of my top tools! Thank you!
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2 years ago, Ponbiki1
Buy it!
This is a great little tool, super easy to use has most cameras and lenses. You can even add custom lens options too. I use it on every shoot.
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3 years ago, timothyreal
Best scouting companion
It has been a big help to be on the go and scouting locations and have all of your lens choices in the palm of your hands at any moment
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2 days ago, Moonjc
Don’t leave home without it
Really speeds up the set up process and communication between folks. Great app.
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9 months ago, Where'ditgo
Very helpful!
Easy user interface, more options than I know what to do with 😅
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4 years ago, Pham Ngoc Lan
Good quality but still need more supports
A very useful app. I always use this when scouting location for my films. Not only me, my DOP and production designer are also love it.
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2 years ago, HT Apple
So much better than Artemis
Artemis was always slow and problematic. This one’s so much better, easy to use.
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2 years ago, SuckyTindy
This app’s pretty dope, if you ask me… It’s so convenient to just carry and have, even just for comparing framing things in random settings.
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4 years ago, Asher.SB
Super easy, works every time!
I love to use this app to frame out shots before hand. It’s intuitive and has all the features I need.
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11 months ago, jhols123
Excellent. All the cameras and lenses and adapters
Has aspect ratios presets for every camera I’ve ever used with every lens I’ve used with every adapter I’ve ever used. Very solid.
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2 years ago, fZeroRide
Using it since day one
Love the layout. It’s sober. All the formats in it. Frame lines overlay. Clarify misconceptions about sensor crops etc. Love the ability to generate a shot list.
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2 years ago, jotowa
Best I’ve used.
So far so good. Just embarking on using it but have done several location scouts w it, great features.
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4 years ago, Fire Sale Hunter
Easy to use
I enjoy all the metadata that is captured during a location scout in order to duplicate the shots during production day.
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5 years ago, Irwin Wen
Great app. (Ultra wide support)
Currently using this app on the iPhone 11. Was hoping the app is able to enable the ultra wide cameras for wider focal length. Thank you! Hopefully the update can come soon.
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2 years ago, Skeedamon
Great scouting tool
Use this app on every scout. Well designed and includes every lens I can think of.
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2 years ago, SJ_1984
Absolute time saver. This app taught me so much about my lenses in just minutes. Can’t wait to go shoot.
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3 years ago, George1508
Really enjoy using the app!! Use it on a daily basis when I am on set. Thank you
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5 years ago, William Maheras
Expertly designed
Expertly designed and easy to use. Extensive up to date database of cameras and lenses. A pleasure to use in studio or on location.
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6 years ago, dietwedge
Works as Advertised
Cadrage has become an invaluable tool for me. Works as advertised and is absolutely worth the cost of admission.
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4 years ago, scenedirector
Very powerful and well used tool in my production work flow!
I love the design and ease of use with powerful and expansive toolset. A must have in my pre-production.
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5 months ago, DBMusicGuy
Brilliant app!
This app really helps in setting up and planning out shots. Very well done.
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6 years ago, Slime Queens
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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