The "Digital Director" App is an interface between Canon and Nikon digital cameras (DSLRs) and an iPad.
This intuitive App gives you control of your photo and video workflow, enabling you to shoot remotely and manage all key camera parameters (e.g. aperture, shutter speed, ISO - and much more) right from your iPad.
Use it to quickly and easily set up an intervalometer or time lapse session and to remotely control up to thirteen Manfrotto LYKOS & Litepanels ASTRA lights via Bluetooth. Touch your iPad screen to determine your focus point and confirm critical image focus with "focus peaking" and digital zoom; correct exposure with the Zebra filter.
The app's layout is easily customizable (standard, full screen, portrait) to suit your preferences.
Download your still images onto the iPad for post-production and share your images via the social network of your choice, by e-mail, FTP or your computer via Wi-Fi web server – from the "Digital Director" App.
With the Manfrotto Digital Director Plug-in for Adobe Lightroom for desktop you can also import the additional Digital Director metadata of pictures you’ve shared from Digital Director – via Wi-Fi web server, e-mail and FTP – into Adobe Lightroom for desktop.
The "Digital Director" App requires the additional DIGITAL DIRECTOR hardware in order to operate.
For more info visit www.manfrotto.com.
COMPATIBLE CAMERA MODELS
Canon (EOS Series):
1Dx, 1Dc, 5Ds, 5Ds R, 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D Mark II, 80D, 70D, 60D, 760D, 750D, 700D, 100D, 1300D, 1200D
D5, D4s, D4, D810, D800, D800E, Df, D750, D610, D500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5500, D5300
Please note that some camera models may not support all features: for more information please check the camera compatibility chart available in the App or the DIGITAL DIRECTOR product pages on www.manfrotto.com.
Minor bug fixes
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Still Missing Critical Features
I am happy with the device itself, but as I've written before, the app needs to be updated and expanded to include more features that are useful to Camera Operators and Cinematographers.
The emphasis that Manfrotto has put on still shooting while only giving lip service to the video operator is really disappointing and I'm afraid is a direct indication that they have all but given up on the product all together.
This is all deeply disheartening as I generally really love all of my Manfrotto products.
Does what it should (after a few stumbles)
I have used the Digital Director with a Nikon D800 in the studio for a number of years now and have found it to work well to shoot without looking through the viewfinder or the small liveview screen. It had some issues early on with things like RAW format but those have been resolved. When using strobes it would be nice to have a switch that would either open the lens full or kick up the ISO to a predetermined number to be able to see it better to focus or check postion. With video most monitors have a mirror function that flips the image left to right if you want the subject to see themselves in a more "natural" way. Having that feature would make it more useful for YouTubers. I could complain about the hardware being a bit too plastic. But I can say we have paid for this thing numerious times over and saved alot of time. If I could give it 4.5 stars I would. But it is a near miss for a full five.
No issues, found the hardware update and installed easily. Loaded the app and everything is great in iOS 11. The feature I really enjoy is when the histogram updates for zoomed areas. Makes pulling a face mask histogram a treat. I can also setup my lighting by myself without having to go back and forth from the subject position to the camera. I would like the option to download video clips full aware of the issues that may create.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.