Cine Meter II - an exposure & color meter
By Adam Wilt
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Cine Meter II measures light and color, so you can light and shoot and know what you'll get.
“Cine Meter II is an essential app for every cinematographer.”
— Jon Fauer, ASC
“[T]he perfect app to have with you at all times.”
— Roberto “Ganzo” Schaefer, ASC, AIC
> It's a zoomable spotmeter with an RGB waveform monitor and a false-color picture.
> It's an incident meter using a Luxi™ or Lumu™ attachment, with lux and foot-candle readouts.
> It's a color meter, showing color temperature in kelvins and green/magenta tint in Wratten/CC values and giving you corrections to or from your target color temperature (color metering requires iOS 8+, and Luxi or a gray card).
> Measures more than just shutter-priority or aperture-priority: calculate shutter speed, shutter angle, aperture, ND, or ISO directly.
• The exposure meter shows your stop as a decimal value (for cameras with EVF iris readouts) or as a full stop and fraction (for cine lenses with marked iris rings). Cine Meter II lets you use shutter angles – ideal for Digital Bolex and Blackmagic cameras – as well as speeds, and you can dial in ND filters and arbitrary exposure compensations. The spotmeter is zoomable up to 15x magnification (recent devices, iOS 7 or later), using either the front or back camera.
• The waveform monitor shows you how light levels vary across a scene. You'll see how smooth and even the lighting is on a greenscreen or background, and find subtle hotspots and shadows at a glance. The waveform’s RGB mode shows you color imbalances in the image and gives you a handy way to check color purity and separation for chroma-keying.
• False-color mode lets you define allowable contrast ranges, and see instantly which shadows are underexposed and what highlights risk clipping.
READ BEFORE YOU BUY:
Cine Meter II is NOT a flash meter; it can't measure strobes.
Cine Meter II gives you *absolute* light meter readings, but *relative* picture and waveform monitor levels: Cine Meter II’s picture and waveform monitor do not use the *exact* exposure shown by the light meter (they are close to the meter reading, but can differ from it slightly). The picture and waveform monitor show you *relative* levels within a scene, not *absolute* levels based on the meter reading.
See http://www.adamwilt.com/cinemeterii/details.html#How_It_Works for details.
(Why am I telling you this? I would rather have you understand these limitations up-front and not buy Cine Meter II, than have you buy Cine Meter II unaware of them and be disappointed.)
What's New in Version 1.12
• Lumu should now work reliably on all iPhone 6S devices!
Best light meter app, hands down
Difference between this and an actual clunky light meter that you would have to carry around?
1. You always have this with you, if you have your phone
2. You can actually CALIBRATE this, and change calibration when needed. Can't do that with a traditional light meter, you would have to send it in to the company to do that.
3. This one has color temp and tint readings, which is huge. Most apps are just about exposure. This one goes way deeper. Even tells you exactly what correction gels you need to use to hit a target color temp. Takes all the guesswork out and speeds up the process of lighting significantly.
4. The maker of this app isn't some faceless corporation, it's a REAL GUY, named Adam Wilt, that you can actually email (he is quite fast to respond too) if you have a question.
I have too much good to say about this app and zero bad to say. I could go on forever, but that would make for a very long review. Just buy it. It's awesome. You won't regret it. Period. :)
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Sep 15, 2016
- Version: 1.12
- Size: 4.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Adam Wilt
- © 2014 – 2016 Adam J. Wilt
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.