Today's filmmaker needs to have a selection of high-quality tools available to them at all times and this app may be able to help out. The DSLR Filmmaker Toolkit app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone offers users seven different utilities meant to perfect your movie. It can be used by professionals and amateurs, anyone who is interested in making their own movie. The user interface has been designed in such a way that the tools are all easily accessible and simple to understand.
Instead of downloading all kinds of different apps and having to move between them all here's an all-in-one solution. The DSLR Filmmaker Toolkit app provides users with seven different tools, all of which offer their own unique purpose. Because of the way this app has been set-up you don't have to be a professional in order to use it. With that said professionals may find it a bit too basic depending on the project they are working on. The tools offered are a tim-elapse calculator, an electronic slate, a view finder, a shot log, daylight hours, depth of field calculator, and spirit level.
The app was updated in the last year with some minor bug fixes, new cameras were added, and the app became compatible with iPhone 5. It has 3.5 out of five stars from users but the comments are a bit less complimentary. It seems there is a problem with the view finder utility that many are experiencing.
A selection of tools to use
A Closer Look
As mentioned you've got a variety of tools to choose from in the DSLR Filmmaker Toolkit. The view finder tool is probably one of the most important tools, it acts as the frame of your camera. You can zoom up to 400mm, take a snapshot of the image and then save it, and choose from a variety of cameras. The shot log is where all your shots are automatically logged any time you have the electronic slate tool activated. It's able to show details about the shots and this log can be exported by email in .csv or .html format.
Additional tools include the time-lapse calculator with three different modes which makes it possible to create time-lapse footage with ease. The daylight hours will let you know the sunset and sunrise time for your exact location, and the depth of field calculator is another helpful tool that supports both Imperial and Metric units.
The app combines a number of tools in one handy offering
The user interface has been set up to be easy to navigate
The app can be used for both professionals and amateurs
The view finder tool seems to be malfunctioning and isn’t always stable
The DSLR Filmmaker Toolkit app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a full toolkit of features that users can utilize. Unfortunately there still seem to be some stability issues with this offering.