Artemis is a digital directors viewfinder for the iPhone and iPad. Designed with both cinematographers and directors in mind, Artemis works in much the same way as a traditional directors viewfinder, though much more accurately and much more conveniently. Artmis remote allows you to send the image artemis is seeing on the iphone onto the ipad.
After selecting a camera format, aspect ratio and lens type, Artemis uses the camera in the iPhone to simulate the lens views you can expect when you come to shoot. You can either compare all the lenses (as above) or hit zoom and the camera will zoom in to fill the viewfinder with the equivalent view of the lens you've chosen.
What cameras are covered?
Artemis has been field tested and tweaked with every camera in our database to make sure that the field of view is correct. With digital film cameras we found that relying on the information from camera manufacturers was not always wise.
The following formats are covered so far:
Standard and Super 16mm
Super 16mm Anamorphic
Standard and Super 35mm
35mm Digital (D-21, RED, F35, Genesis)
2/3 " Digital (F23, Viper)
Canon 5D and 7D
If you find a format that's important to you is missing let us know and we'll do our best to add in in the next update.
How wide does it go?
In wireframe mode your lens options are limited but in full screen mode you can cycle through all of the lenses in your bag. Due to the limitations of the iPhone's lens, the video feed in wireframe mode is currently limited to the field of view of the iphone camera. Whist wide, it's not super wide; it's more or less the equivalent of 27mm in Super 35mm. However in FUSSCREEN MODE it will mimic a wider lens by giving you a simulation of the full frame, which in many cases will be enough to let you frame your subject. We are currently exploring the use of a supplementary full screen wide angle lens to extend the coverage to include at least 18mm and perhaps as much as the 14mm. If you let us know if you're interested, we'll let you know when one becomes available.
Can we save out the images?
Yes, now you can. Go full screen on the picture and hit the camera button. It will let you save the image to the photo Library with some basic lens camera and shot data. It will also add the gps coordinates of you current position should you want it.
Why is it only OS 3.1?
Yes, sorry about that. To make Artemis we need to have access to the iphone camera and customize it a bit and this is only legally available in the 3.1 sdk. So unfortunately we have no choice. We do understand that there are some people who are reluctant to upgrade but it's just not possible in 3.0.