SL Director's Viewfinder

SL Director's Viewfinder


New in this version:
Tap screen to toggle the menu bar display. This way the app is using the full screen to display the preview.
There is now an onscreen settings button in the upper right corner.

What is this app?
This app is designed for directors and DP's to block out and stage shots.

A director's viewfinder is a viewer used by film directors and cinematographers to frame a shot as seen through the camera lens. Like a traditional viewfinder, this app simulates various cameras, formats and lenses. This app also includes the tilt angle and direction you're pointing in.

In order to support lenses wider than your device can display, the preview is shrunk in relation to the size of the actual lens. You can use this to gauge the extents of the frame.

Currently this app supports lens sizes from 6mm to 200mm, most aspect ratio formats, and the following cameras:

35mm Film
35mm Still
Super 35
16mm
Super 16
Red One
Canon 5D
Canon 7D
Sony 2/3" chip cameras
Standard DV 1/3" chip cameras
2-perf Techniscope
Four Thirds system format
Panasonic AG-HPX370
Arri Alexa
Lumix GH2

New in this version is the ability to add your own cameras and lenses. You can also edit the camera settings that ship with the app.

Never be without your viewfinder again!

Take pictures with overlays for safe frame and/ or safe title, rule of thirds, a 12 field chart and more.

You can snap a picture by pressing the onscreen camera icon. Because of the processing being done to the image, you must wait for the camera icon to be green before taking another picture.

Camera information will be added to the picture. Any overlays you have in the preview will also be added to the final picture. The background surrounding the picture is nearly white to make it easier and cheaper to print your photos.

All pictures are automatically added to the Photos app on your device.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
My website is swamped with spam comments, making it impossible for me response to people's requests. I'm planning on building a new website soon.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR INSTALLING ISSUES:
If there is a problem running this app after an upgrade, try uninstalling the app and reinstalling. This seems to fix most problems people have had with upgrading.

***
Thank you all for supporting me! Its been a long time since my last update and I realise that there were problems with the last version. I hope this version will make up for the last and become a tool you'll use often.

Recent changes:
Please let me know if you experience problems with this app. I'm doing everything I can to make sure this works on all the supported devices. I'm just one man trying to write and maintain these apps while still working my day job.

Added support for newer Android devices.
Much faster, cleaner code.
Improved all math routines for lens calculation.
Faster image saving, less memory needed.
Lots of code improvements.
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About SL Director's Viewfinder
New in this version:
Tap screen to toggle the menu bar display. This way the app is using the full screen to display the preview.
There is now an onscreen settings button in the upper right corner.

What is this app?
This app is designed for directors and DP's to block out and stage shots.

A director's viewfinder is a viewer used by film directors and cinematographers to frame a shot as seen through the camera lens. Like a traditional viewfinder, this app simulates various cameras, formats and lenses. This app also includes the tilt angle and direction you're pointing in.

In order to support lenses wider than your device can display, the preview is shrunk in relation to the size of the actual lens. You can use this to gauge the extents of the frame.

Currently this app supports lens sizes from 6mm to 200mm, most aspect ratio formats, and the following cameras:

35mm Film
35mm Still
Super 35
16mm
Super 16
Red One
Canon 5D
Canon 7D
Sony 2/3" chip cameras
Standard DV 1/3" chip cameras
2-perf Techniscope
Four Thirds system format
Panasonic AG-HPX370
Arri Alexa
Lumix GH2

New in this version is the ability to add your own cameras and lenses. You can also edit the camera settings that ship with the app.

Never be without your viewfinder again!

Take pictures with overlays for safe frame and/ or safe title, rule of thirds, a 12 field chart and more.

You can snap a picture by pressing the onscreen camera icon. Because of the processing being done to the image, you must wait for the camera icon to be green before taking another picture.

Camera information will be added to the picture. Any overlays you have in the preview will also be added to the final picture. The background surrounding the picture is nearly white to make it easier and cheaper to print your photos.

All pictures are automatically added to the Photos app on your device.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
My website is swamped with spam comments, making it impossible for me response to people's requests. I'm planning on building a new website soon.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR INSTALLING ISSUES:
If there is a problem running this app after an upgrade, try uninstalling the app and reinstalling. This seems to fix most problems people have had with upgrading.

***
Thank you all for supporting me! Its been a long time since my last update and I realise that there were problems with the last version. I hope this version will make up for the last and become a tool you'll use often.

Recent changes:
Please let me know if you experience problems with this app. I'm doing everything I can to make sure this works on all the supported devices. I'm just one man trying to write and maintain these apps while still working my day job.

Added support for newer Android devices.
Much faster, cleaner code.
Improved all math routines for lens calculation.
Faster image saving, less memory needed.
Lots of code improvements.

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User reviews of SL Director's Viewfinder
I want to buy this application, but is not available for my country. I'm from Argentina and I have a galaxy 5 with Android 2.2
Jun 9, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 9, 2014
Not accurate in RAZR maxx The field of view is way off. Didn't check all cameras, but Alexa - way off.
A Google User
Jul 17, 2013
Saves time, Works great! This is seriously an outstanding app. Helps visualize shots easily. Lots of camera presets. Nice work!
A Google User
Jun 23, 2013
Fine art photographer here Excellent tool, worth every penny,would like to see camera aspect ratios, fx ,dx,also the golden ratio,logarithmic spiral. Regards he
A Google User
Apr 4, 2013
Request I would love to see more aspect ratios. 2.39:1 and 2.76:1 specifically.
A Google User
Apr 4, 2013
Request I would love to see more aspect ratios. 2.39:1 and 2.76:1 specifically.