Digital Director is the only Apple certified electronic device that connects your camera and iPad to help manage the photo and video workflow, from setting your camera to sharing your pictures. Digital Director is the ideal companion for pro and enthusiast image makers who want to make their shooting workflow more effective and intuitive. Digital Director ensures a reliable USB cabled connection between camera and iPad, and through its dedicated App allows to monitor the shoot and control the camera settings. It works with Canon and Nikon DSLRs and iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 2.
Manfrotto Digital Director for iPad Mini 2 + 3: Key Features
- Easily control your camera remotely
- Quick and easy time lapse and intervalometer set up
- Intuitive focus control
- Live view monitoring
- View, organize, edit and share your pictures
- Digital Director App - downloadable from the Apple iTunes Store.
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Complete and intuitive Workflow Control
Photographers and videographers can now enjoy a more detailed, enhanced control interface thanks to a much bigger and higher quality display: indeed, Digital Director turns the iPad Air in to an external monitor taking full advantage of its High Definition Retina Display.
The dedicated Digital Director App enables all the key parameters of Canon and Nikon DSLRs to be monitored and dynamically modified in real time (Exposure, ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Manual Focus, WB, Image Quality, Focus Camera/Drive Modes, Battery status), allowing photographers and videographers to concentrate on creativity instead of settings.
Shooting remotely via the iPad Retina Display, the App enables real time 'Live View' monitoring and adjustments. The dynamic histogram and audio level display allows greater control, whilst the Focus control is guaranteed thanks to the Interactive Focus, which can be used to select the focus point anywhere on the screen. The digital zoom magnifies the selected focus point to ensure crisp accurate focus.
Quick and Smart Check and Post-Production
Thanks to Digital Director, users will have total control of their workload plus the possibility to download the images to the iPad and check the high-resolution files. All the characteristics of the image, such as the focus, can be checked simply using standard iPad «gestures». Digital Director also allows users to intuitively manage post-production activities from the iPad: within the App, it is possible to work on the image, cropping and rotating it, modifying exposure, contrast and brightness, checking histogram and Exif information, rating and saving the image. Users will also have total control of their files, from image ratings to file organization (albums, shoot profiles and connection profiles).
Immediate Contents Sharing
Digital Director allows users to immediately share their images, direct to FTP, by E-mail and on social networks.
The electronic embedded into Digital Director (Apple certified) is the heart of the system. The built-in Apple microchip together with the micro-processor ARM Cortex A8 600MHz 256MB DRAM micro processor work simultaneously in order to make the iPad and the camera communicating in a proper way.
As a final result:
- All the key shooting parameters can be controlled starting from different camera protocols
- The video streaming between devices is smooth, consistent and presenting extremely low latency at the same time
- The download of the high quality images into the iPad is very fast
The dedicated Digital Director App enables:
Real time remote control of camera parameters
All the DSLR’s key parameters can be monitored and dynamically modified (Exposure, ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Manual Focus, WB, Image Quality, Focus/Camera/Drive Modes).
Remote shooting via ipad retina display
Effective real time "Live View" monitoring through a certified cable connection. This ensures a stable connection between devices. Dynamic histogram and audio level display allows greater control when shooting.
Interactive focus & focus peaking
Interactive Focus can be used to select the focus point anyway on the screen together with the digital zoom that magnifies the selected focus point. The on screen focus peaking indicator ensure crisp accurate focus.
Download the images onto the ipad
Check all the details of the image shot by viewing the downloaded high resolution file. All the details of the image, such as focus and exposure can be checked using standard iPad «gestures».
Intuitive image adjustment
Make final adjustment to the image within the same app such as exposure, contrast, light, crop, rotate, check histogram and EXIF information and save the image.
Simple management of the shoot
Everything under control: from image ratings to "Job" organizing (albums, shoot profiles and connection profiles).
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- Multiple ways to share the images: - Direct to FTP
- By E-mail
- On social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) by simply moving the selected images in the iPad camera roll