By Chris Bayol
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DSLR Slate is the perfect companion for the DSLR Filmmaker. As a Universal App, DSLR Slate runs natively on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Designed for all needs from student to hollywood, DSLR Slate will be just as useful as the traditional film slate, if not more. “Slating” shots has become standard practice on set and helps streamline shot logging and post production.
Along with a color chart and selectable running timecode, DSLR Slate has all the traditional items for input such as Scene, Take, Framerate, Director, etc. DLSR Slate also provides unique items aimed specifically for DSLR cameras such as ISO Speed, Aperture, Shutter Speed, White Balance, Lens, Filter, and more. While being invaluable on set, these items also prove useful when shooting tests in varying lighting conditions.
Since there are so many items to show the camera, we’ve come up with a new way of displaying the info. While in SLATE mode, you will see only the traditional items displayed. These items are Scene, Take, Memory Card (Roll), Director, Producer, Project, and Date. Those are the pieces of information that editors use most. Once the camera is rolling, click the START button and a quick burst will begin, flashing all items within about 2 seconds. This allows the camera to “see” each item for at least a few frames, ensuring that all of your information will be captured by the camera. The quick burst is then followed by a Visual/Audio sync and the traditional items will fade back in, ending the slating process.
We have lots of plans for DSLR Slate and the future, so expect updates and new features!
NOTE: 1st and 2nd Gen iPhones & iPod Touches are now officially unsupported. This is due to processor speed and memory limitations. The app will still run on these devices, but not at its optimal performance. If you are using a 1st or 2nd Gen iPhone or iPod Touch, be warned. The issues do not affect iPhone 3GS or later, or the iPad.
VINCENT LAFORET: "It makes slating on set efficient, and ensures that you have all the information you need in post-production."
PHILIP BLOOM: "Excellent DSLR slate for the iPhone and iPad"
STU MASCHWITZ: "The clever 'Quick Burst' display works great!"
MIKE SEYMOUR: "It gives you an enormous amount of information that would otherwise not fit on a slate -- it is terribly helpful."
JASON WINGROVE: "It just looks cool."
What's New in Version 1.3.1
-Fixes crashes that were in v1.3
-Timecode Hi-Contrast now saved when exiting Slate Screen
NOTE: 1st and 2nd Gen iPhones & iPod Touches are now officially unsupported. This is due to processor speed and memory limitations. The app will still run on these devices, but not at its optimal performance.
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- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: 24 January 2011
- Version: 1.3.1
- Size: 1.1 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Chris Bayol
- © 2010 LastShot Apps
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.