3D Slate is the perfect companion for anyone shooting Stereoscopic 3D. It’s all you love about DSLR Slate, but with more options aimed specifically for people shooting Stereoscopic 3D who need to keep track of specific 3D camera data. We’ve also added notes, logs, log export options! Read thru for a complete description:
As a Universal App, 3D Slate runs natively on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Designed for all needs from student to hollywood, 3D Slate will be just as useful as the traditional film slate, if not more. “Slating” shots has become standard practice on set and helps streamline shot logging and post production. And with all the technicality involved in shooting stereo, its become imperative that you keep track of the camera setups you use during your shoots for post production.
3D Slate was born from our original app “DSLR Slate” with added extras aimed specifically for Stereographers or other people who are shooting Stereoscopic Video.
Along with a color chart and selectable running timecode, 3D Slate has all the traditional items for input such as Scene, Take, Framerate, Director, etc. 3D Slate provides unique items aimed specifically for stereographers shooting in 3D such as Interocular Distance, Convergence Distance, Distance to Subject, Distance to Foreground, Distance to Midground, Distance to Background, and other useful items such as Camera Height and Camera Angle. While being invaluable on set, these items also prove useful when shooting tests.
Since there are so many items to show the camera, we’ve come up with a new way of displaying the info. While in SLATE mode, you will see only the traditional items displayed. These items are Scene, Take, Memory Card (Roll), Director, Producer, Project, and Date. Those are the pieces of information that editors use most. Once the camera is rolling, click the START button and a quick burst will begin, flashing all items within a few seconds. This allows the camera to “see” each item for at least a few frames, ensuring that all of your information will be captured by the camera. The quick burst is then followed by a Visual/Audio sync and the traditional items will fade back in, ending the slating process.
Not only does the camera get to see all of this info but 3D Slate also includes a robust Notes & Logging system that helps you keep a paper trail of what you’ve rolled on. Every time you run the slate, a log entry is added to the Log on the main screen. Here you can email the log out as a Plain Text file or a CSV formatted spreadsheet for import into programs like Excel, Numbers, and more. When each slate finishes running, you have the option to simply make a note about the take when prompted and your note will automatically be added to the end of each Log Entry which means you’ll be able to see your notes in your Text File or CSV Spreadsheet once you’ve exported it. Once you’ve finished a day’s work, you can easily email yourself your 3D Slate Log and clear out the log for the next day.
If you have any questions, head over to www.LastShotApps.com and check out the FAQ!
NOTE: 1st and 2nd Gen iPhones & iPod Touches are officially unsupported. This is due to processor speed and memory limitations. The app will still run on these devices, but not at its optimal performance. If you are using a 1st or 2nd Gen iPhone or iPod Touch, be warned. The issues do not affect iPhone 3GS or later, and all iPads are supported.
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