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About the OptimumCS-Pro App


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Developer

George Douvos

Type

Photo & Video

Cost

$6.99

Version

6/12

Job Tags for OptimumCS-Pro

Cinematographers

Date Added

December 02, 2012

Developer's Description

OptimumCS-Pro is the unique Optimum Camera Settings tool for imaging professionals - for photographers, cinematographers and videographers. As a professional, you spend a fortune on quality optics - OptimumCS-Pro helps you use that expensive gear to its full potential.

- Don’t waste time performing depth of field calculations. Instead, specify the depth of field you want and let the app determine the best camera settings to use.
- Easily find the settings that give maximum image sharpness for the shot you’ve composed.
- Know how sharp your image will be before you’ve even shot it.
- Use info on image sharpness to make creative decisions to shoot at other than optimal settings.
- Enjoy the fastest, most intuitive operation imaginable.
- Feel confident knowing that’s it’s all based on solid, empirically tested optical science.

In almost all imaging work, OptimumCS-Pro is far superior to depth of field calculators. It alone gets the workflow right: The imaging professional decides what depth of field he/she wants and sets that in OptimumCS-Pro. The app instantly displays the focus distance and aperture that minimise the combined effects of defocus blur and diffraction, for the sharpest image across the desired depth of field that the laws of physics will allow (and therefore, in all cases, sharper than what is achieved via traditional practice).

OptimumCS-Pro also displays image sharpness information, including data on shooting at other than optimal settings. Can’t shoot at the optimum aperture, because, for example, you need a faster shutter speed afforded by a wider aperture? You’ll know exactly what the effect of your decisions will be.

OptimumCS-Pro retains the elegant, uncluttered interface of OptimumCS and adds options to configure that interface to better meet individual needs:
- Several different distance scales, emphasising near or far distances, are available, as is one for use with Hansma’s focus shift method in large format photography.
- User-definable focal length presets allow lightning-fast focal length selection.
- Information on image sharpness can be displayed in terms of blur spot diameter (akin to circle of confusion, but with the effects of diffraction included) or in line pairs per mm.
- Film/sensor sizes all the way up to 8x10 inch are accommodated, as are longer focal lengths.

OptimumCS-Pro’s instant results are perfect for creative professionals who don’t want their tools to get in the way of their work or their art.

For further information on the right tool for the job, check out "Best Practice in Working With Depth of Field" at www.georgedouvos.com




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