CameraKit and LensKit app updates

CameraKit and LensKit app updates

The CameraKit and LensKit apps have been updated to include cameras like the DJI Mavic 3, Ronin 4D, and RED Raptor XL S35. Lenses from Xelmus, Laowa, Viltrox, Kipon and DZOFilm have also been added.

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If you’re not familiar with CamerKit, you can search over 150 cameras from popular manufacturers like Arri, Canon, Red, Sony, Blackmagic and. You can also browse by format, from standards like ProRes and DNxHR, to the newer Blackmagic Raw and ProRes Raw.

Camera specifications such as dynamic range, sensor size, native ISO, lens mounts, resolutions, maximum FPS, and a link to the manufacturer’s website for firmware and manuals are displayed.

The app also lets you determine how much footage will fit on your camera card or hard drive, or how much storage space you’ll need for a given recording time.

You can also estimate how long the batteries will last, or how many you will need to shoot, and consider accessories such as a monitor or wireless transmitter.

The app also allows you to view the sensor size for the current resolution and compare sensors between cameras.

Another nice feature is that you can see how well each camera and format performs with the latest versions of Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Assimilate Scratch, and DaVinci Resolve. You can also check to see if Netflix has approved the camera for original programming.

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LensKit is an add-on to CameraKit. Allows you to use more than 1000 Angenieux, Arri, Cooke, Hawk, Leica, Zeiss, etc. search, compare and filter between lenses.

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You can view maximum aperture, lens mounts, weight, length, close focus, front diameter, etc. specifications as well as the image circle of the lens can be overlaid on the camera’s sensor to make sure it is covered. The LensKit includes all the cameras in the CameraKit, as well as standard film and digital sensor sizes.

The app allows you to mix and match spherical, anamorphic, speed boosts and extenders, and can even account for post-production aspect ratio subtractions.

You don’t have to worry about crop factors or sensor sizes, you can choose a focal length and camera and get the Super35 equivalent. Or select the S35 equivalent length you want and see the lens you need.

Because the app was designed in collaboration with Netflix, you can clearly see which cameras, formats, and resolutions Netflix approves, which can be tricky, especially when considering anamorphic lenses.

There’s also a DOF tool that lets you customize the circle of confusion using presets and manual inputs.

It is also useful to be able to simulate the shot based on the lens, camera and distance. It’s also possible to pinch, zoom and move to get the exact frame you want and what lens or distance you’ll need for it.

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