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Cine Meter for iPhone: See the light! copyright © 2014 Adam J. Wilt  
 
A light meter with a waveform monitor and a false-color picture
 
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“…it’s much more than an ordinary iPhone app. This is a seriously useful cinematographer’s tool.”
— Jon Fauer, ASC, in Film and Digital Times

“Whether you're a cinematographer or a still photographer, if you care about accurate and consistent exposure, and control your lighting yourself, then Adam Wilt's Cine Meter for iOS is a must-have App for you to check-out.”
— Michael Reichmann, The Luminous Landscape

@adamwilt is a wicked genius. Cine Meter is probably the best iOS app for filmmakers this year!”
— Kenneth M. Little, on Twitter

“I've got a waveform in my pocket, and I'm not afraid to use it! This app is brilliant!!”

  — Angus Oborn, on Twitter




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Cine Meter is a professional film/video/photo application for your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®, using the built-in camera to provide a shutter-priority reflected light meter, an RGB waveform monitor, and a false-color picture mode. Cine Meter works on (almost) any iDevice running iOS 5.0 or higher.

Cine Meter shooting a test chart
Cine Meter viewing a DSC Labs ChromaDuMonde® 12 chart, showing an RGB waveform.

See the light: Cine Meter not only gives you exposure information, it shows you at a glance how evenly your greenscreen is lit, and where high-contrast hotspots and shadows may give you trouble. With Cine Meter, you can walk around, light your set, and solve problems long before your real camera is set up, making pictures, and running down its batteries.


Cine Meter showing a false-color image
Cine Meter viewing a DSC Labs ChromaDuMonde® 12 chart in false-color mode.

Cine Meter runs entirely on your iDevice: it doesn’t use WiFi or mobile data. If you have power in the battery and light in front of the lens, it will work.

Cine Meter is available now.

(If you’re on an iPad running iOS 6 or later, select the “iPhone Apps” tab in the App Store. Otherwise, Cine Meter won’t show up.)

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iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

ChromaDuMonde® charts seen in Cine Meter screenshots used with kind permission of DSC Labs. DSC Labs is not responsible for any images viewed with Cine Meter, or how they appear in Cine Meter's pictures.

© 2014 Adam J. Wilt.  Last updated 2014.11.06