Cadrage is a director’s viewfinder app for your iPhone/iPad. Plan your shots with precise framing previews of any professional camera/lens combination and make sure everybody is on the same page during preproduction and on set. Cadrage is the only viewfinder app to also record video besides taking still images. Planning camera movements has never been easier.

If you work in filmmaking you are probably familiar with traditional director’s viewfinders: They have been around for decades allowing the director and cinematographer to quickly frame shots without having to move the camera. This established tool is now taken to the next level: Using the camera of your smartphone, Cadrage is able to accurately simulate the framing of any camera and lens setup. Preview shots instantly and get ready to shoot faster. Whether you are a film student or a seasoned filmmaker, this app assists you in getting the most out of your shooting day.

Cadrage has a built-in gallery and project manager to organize your images and videos and add notes to them. From there you can email or upload them to your Dropbox and also create neat PDF shotlists. All important information like format, focal length, compass orientation and GPS data will be attached.

We've included all commonly used professional camera formats (see list below), but in case you don’t find your camera in the database, you can easily create custom formats. Cadrage supports spherical and anamorphic (1.3x, 1.5x, 2x) lenses and also the use of Metabones Speedbooster adapters.

To expand the field of view of your phone and simulate very wide lenses Cadrage supports third party wide angle adapters. The following lenses are pre-calibrated:
Moment Lens (Wide/Tele), olloclip 4-in-1. Schneider iPro (Wide/Super Wide/Tele)

Cadrage also supports dual camera use on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus.

When you purchase Cadrage your director's viewfinder will always be up-to-date. We regularly add new cameras to the database and work on new features that make using Cadrage even more convenient. If you’re experiencing any problems with the app or if you’re missing a certain feature please get in touch with us by email:! We're happy to help you!


----- FILM -----

35mm (Super, Standard, Anamorphic)
16mm (Normal, Super)
8mm (Normal, Super)

----- DIGITAL CINEMA -----
(including all resolutions and shooting modes)

AJA Cion
ARRI Alexa (all models)
ARRI Alexa 65
ARRI Amira
Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Studio Camera HD / 4K
Blackmagic URSA / URSA 4.6K
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K / 4.6K & Mini Pro
Canon C100 / C200 / C300 / C500 / C700
DJI Zenmuse X7
Digital Bolex
Ikonoskop A cam dII
Kinefinity TERRA / KineMAX / KineMINI
Panasonic AF101
Panasonic EVA1
Panasonic VariCam 35
Phantom Flex4K
Phantom Flex
Phantom 65
Phantom HD Gold
RED Dragon
RED Epic
RED Raven
RED Scarlet
RED Scarlet-W
RED Weapon (Helium & Dragon-VV)
RED Weapon Monstro-VV
Sony F5 / F55
Sony F65
Sony F3 / F35
Sony F23
Sony F900
Sony FS100 / FS700
Sony FS7
Sony Venice
Weisscam HS-2

Generic Broadcast Cameras (1/3'', 1/2'', 2/3'')

----- DSLRs -----
(both for still photography and video mode)

Canon (eg. Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5D Mark III)
Nikon (eg. Nikon D4, Nikon D3x, Nikon D850)
Panasonic (eg. GH4, GH5, GH5S)
Sony (eg. A7sII)
Olympus DSLRs
Pentax DSLRs
and many more...

----- Medium and Large Format -----

Medium Format 4.5x6
Medium Format 6x6
Medium Format 6x7
Medium Format 6x8
Medium Format 6x9
Large Format 4"x5"
Large Format 5"x7"
Large Format 8"x10"

Digital medium format by Hasselblad, Phase One, Pentax and Mamiya

What's New

Version 3.1.1

• Exported photos and videos are now saved to a separate "Cadrage" album
• Aspect ratio format unified (Width:Height)
• New formats: ARRI Alexa LF, RED Weapon Monstro-VV, RED Scarlet-W, Sony Venice, Canon C200, Panasonic EVA1, Panasonic GH5S, Sony A7r III, DJI Zenmuse X7, Nikon D850 and more
• Minor bugfixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

15 Ratings

15 Ratings



Great viewfinder!! Especially now that you can use the video capabilities.

Stunningly Accurate! Best view finder app out there!


I'm a camera operator on a tv show for Netflix. Our directors love using their iPhones as view finders so we have begrudgingly adopted the practice. Previously we used a more expensive app that was very popular, but we found it to be inaccurate and cumbersome to use. The lenses were never quite right. You certainly couldn't trust the position of the director's phone to be an accurate representation of where the camera will have to be.

Cadrage is stunningly accurate and the interface is fantastic. We each bought the app and calibrated it to our phones. This was a very simple process. The results are nearly perfect. So much so that our dolly grips will actually mark the position of the director's phone when they're lining up a shot. It's that good.

Well done!!

almost perfect


I use this app a lot when scouting locations to determine which lenses I will shoot with. It works as expected, but (1) doesn’t support the GH4 camera, even though GH4 is listed on their web site, and (2) doesn’t have any exposure or focus controls for when taking snapshots of scouting scenes. Maybe the GH4 is an additional “buy in”, but I haven’t been able to get info on this. The lack of exposure is a problem when shooting wide, exterior scenes (due to the sky). The lack of focus control is a problem when shooting close up shots. Otherwise, this is a very handy app, and I recommend it. If they add the GH4, exposure and focus controls, it will easily be a 5 star app.


Florian Anselm Hartmann, Daniel Ivancic
30.6 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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