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with your camera’s timecode, but it will also
generate shot logs that can then be handed off to
your editor for quick and easy batch digitizing.
Can your wooden slate do that?
MOVIESLATEHD TURNS YOUR IPAD INTO THE ULTIMATE CLAPPER
There are several companies working hard to turn
the iPad into a portable video tap! No more video
village, which sort of sucks since that’s where the
best snacks are usually stashed. Not only would the
director be able to move around the set while
holding his own personal video feed, but he might
also be able to use the on-screen controls to review
shots, and mark his favorites.
If you’re an HHH reader, you already know we love
using the iPhone as a teleprompter. The only
limitation is the screen size. With the iPad, portable
you read this, Bodelin should be shipping a
professional, through-the-lens teleprompting
solution for iPad called the ProPrompter HD-i,
and it looks pretty sweet. And get this... using their
ProPrompter app you can even use an iPhone
(or iPod Touch) to remotely control the iPad’s text
scrolling speed. How sick is that?!
PROPROMPTER HD-I TURNS YOUR IPAD INTO A PORTABLE
If that weren’t enough, the iPad would make an
amazing wireless remote for gear all over the set.
Imagine being able to tweak your camera’s settings
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virtual lighting control board that could not only
command your lighting grid, but could also
perform macros and other neat stuff I know
nothing about. Naturally, these examples would
require equipment manufacturers to build in
wireless functionality. But as the iPad’s popularity
grows, I think it’s only a matter of time before other
companies step up. Case in point, PLC Electronic
Solutions, a Vancouver based company, has already
released a lens remote control called fStopWireless.
It lets you use your iPhone to wirelessly control
your focus, zoom, or aperture. In cases like this, if
the iPhone can do it, the iPad can do it better.
But all that is thinking too small.
There’s plenty of obvious uses for an iPad in Post.
A composer can tap out a scratch track while she’s
away from her studio. An visual effects supervisor
can keep track of (and review) all the shots being
generated by his artists. An assistant editor can
read the script supervisor’s log (that she made on
her own iPad).
WIRELESSLY CONTROL YOUR LENS
FROM AN IPHONE WITH FSTOPWIRELESS