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About the KataData App


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Apple iPhone


Katabatic Digital, LLC







Job Tags for KataData

Directors, Cinematographers, Editors and DITs

Date Added

October 27, 2011

Developer's Description

KataData is the all in one storage and runtime calculator for iPhone brought to you by leading post production company, Katabatic Digital. Just enter the amount of footage you have and KataData will calculate the runtime or storage. Enter multiple calculations and add them together, all from within the app! Choose to calculate by specifying a camera, external recording device, or codec.

★★★★★ “KataData is an incredibly graceful app that allows you to take the mystery out of all of these camera calculations (and avoid the inevitable headaches that come with.)” - Vince Laforet, Director/Photographer

★★★★★ “KataData data rate calculator from @KatabaticNY is nuts–totally awesome. You will need to RUN to the App Store when this gets released!” - Torrey Loomis, Silvarado Systems

★★★★★ “KataData on the iphone app store is great for digital cinematography card management/running times” - Mike Seymour - fxguide/fxphd

★★★★★ “Absolutely brilliant! Have several multicam shoots coming up using Epics and R1s and this app will be essential for locking down Redcode ratios. Just bought and downloaded. Fantastic!” - Jim Hare, Sydney Australia

★★★★★ “KataData is my must have app on set. From calculating runtimes when
shooting off speed, to estimating the amount of drive space we’ll
need. Love having it in my pocket.” - Jason Diamond - Director/VFX Supervisor

★★★★★ “KataData is the only app that allows us to accurately and conveniently calculate the amount of storage required from the acquisition, through the distribution of a feature film” - Alexander MacLean - DI Supervisor, Colorflow Post

★★★★★ “Anyone who works in multiple codecs (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) will find this app invaluable.” - Norman Hollyn - Professor, USC Film School

* Bi-directional calculations (Time VS data or data VS time)
* Calculate by camera or codec
* Flexible frame rate selection (1 - 2000fps)
* Convert between input units
* Store multiple calculations and add them together
* Email the results
* HDR and Stereo support

•• Completely Pro ••
We built KataData for professional filmmakers. That means we support cameras such as Red, Phantom, and Alexa as well as codecs such as DPX, Open EXR, DNxHD, and ProRes. Many formats are available in up to 4K! Still shooting DV? We didn’t forget about you.

•• Beautifully Designed for the Retina Display ••
We built a beautiful custom interface thats both flexible and easy to use.

•• Cameras and Codecs ••
Sometimes need to calculate by camera type, other times by codec. We’ve got you covered for both situations. Simply flip the switch from Device mode to Codec mode right on the main interface.

•• Flexible Input Units ••
We’ve taken input flexibility a step further by developing swipe gestures to convert between various input units such as Megabytes, Gigabytes, and Terabytes, or Frames, Seconds, Minutes, Hours, and Time-code. Simply swipe the input screen to the left or right to rotate between the various unit options, it’s really fun! This also doubles as a great unit converter. Need to know how many frames are in 02:58:33:15? Input your time-code and swipe to convert to frames. 321,083!

•• Add Multiple Calculations Together ••
We know you sometimes shoot with multiple cameras, have mixed media in post, or simply need to calculate in batches. By clicking the plus button on the main interface, your calculation will be added to the logs which can be accessed by swiping down from the top of the screen. When the logs are fully open, your calculations will update to display the total of all the calculations which have been added to the logs. You can then email yourself this data for later access.

•• Stereo and HDRx Support ••
We take into account the double or quadruple data-rates to keep your calculations accurate.

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