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Old December 18th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Ipad/iOS devices

Hey guys! I'm thinking I'm going to buy an iPad mini tomorrow, as I find the size much more manageable than a regular iPad and perfectly suited to my needs! I was wondering if you had any thoughts on regular iPad vs mini, and if you had any must have apps/tricks for iPads/iPhones!

I know some people tether their 5diiis to iPads using Eye-fi cards, is there an app or something required on the iPad end to do that?

I would highly recommend the sun seeker app for your iPhone, it's great when you're scouting locations and want to see where to sun will be at any given time, gives a good sense for lighting.

The Triggertrap mobile app is also cool, a great way to get time lapses on the fly as well as being able to tell the sunset and sunrise times locally, among other things.

The GoPro app is a no brainer for anyone using GoPros in their shoots, and explains itself.

SMAPP (The Stillmotion App) has a bunch of great tools in it for filmmakers, from shot lists to gear lists to free tutorials.

Semi-related thought. I'm looking to use my iPad as a portfolio presentation for meetings, do you guys have any trips to make your reels etc look snazzy when showing people on these devices?

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Old December 18th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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Re: Ipad/iOS devices

had an iPhone for a while, an iPad for a little while... here's what's been useful to me:

- Movie*Slate. Customizable slate with lots of options and upgradeability
- myLite (or similar) - turn the iPad into a low-intensity, variable color dimmable light pad
- PhotoSynth - creates stitched 360 panoramas. Nice for location scouting, but proprietary. Might be better open apps
- Teleprompt+ - Exactly what it sounds like
- Skype/FaceTime - use these and your interviewer doesn't even have to be on set
- DropBox, FileManager, iFiles - shuffle data about

There are plenty of other apps, these are just the ones from which I get the most use.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #3
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Re: Ipad/iOS devices

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I know some people tether their 5diiis to iPads using Eye-fi cards, is there an app or something required on the iPad end to do that?
Yes you need an app to decode and play back video. Eye fi has an IOS app: Eye-Fi iPhone app - upload photos to your computer & the web from 1 app | Eye-Fi, but I'm not sure it supports video streaming or monitoring in real time. Even if it did, the latency might be too high. But it works for RAW photos in real time.

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