WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT PROCESSOR

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DIGITAL DIRECTOR

DIGITAL DIRECTOR is the only Apple certified (MFi – Made for iPad Certification) electronic device that connects your camera and iPad to help manage the photo and video workflow, from setting your camera to sharing your pictures. It works with Canon and Nikon DSLRs and iPad mini 3/2, Air 2 and Air.

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Full Control of the Nikon/Canon
DSLRs protocols

DIGITAL DIRECTOR features a dedicated CPU (micro-processor ARM® Cortex®-A8) that together with dedicated App, provides an interface between the two devices, which enables the camera protocols to be fully understood and controlled by the iPad via a cable.

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Stable and Reliable

DIGITAL DIRECTOR ensures a reliable USB cabled connection (up to 10 m/33 ft.) between camera and iPad.

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Immediate set up and superior performance

Lightning connector for iPad together with the embedded Apple microchip.

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Digital Director APP

The dedicated App (available on the App Store) works together with DIGITAL DIRECTOR hardware and its microprocessor, transforming the iPad into an extraordinary interface enabling:

  • Real time "Live View" monitoring
  • Remote shooting and control of all key parameters and focus point on Canon and Nikon DSLRs in real time
  • Quick and easy intervalometer and time lapse set up
  • Remote control of individual or group of Manfrotto LYKOS and Litepanels ASTRA LEDs (up to 13 lights) via Bluetooth®
  • Download and post production of pictures
  • Sharing of pictures
  • Remote control your Nikon/Canon DSLRs
    This intuitive iPad application allows you to set your camera's key functions - such as focus point, exposure, aperture and speed - for both video and photo.
  • Greater precision focus control
    On-screen focus peaking indicator and/or digital zoom to ensure crisply accurate focus.
  • Manage your images and share them
    Download still images directly to your iPad for immediate post-production and sharing.

The Genius in DIGITAL DIRECTOR

The electronics embedded in (Apple certified) DIGITAL DIRECTOR is the heart of the system. The built-in Apple microchip together with the 600MHz 256MB DRAM ARM® Cortex®-A8 microprocessor work simultaneously in order to ensure the iPad and camera communicate perfectly.

  • Key Results:
  • 1All key shooting parameters can be controlled, starting from different camera protocols.
  • 2Video streaming between devices is smooth and consistent, with extremely low latency time.
  • 3 High quality images download ultra-fast onto the iPad.
  • Low angle shooting
  • Photo application
  • Video Application
  • Low angle shooting
  • Focus control shooting
  • Slider application
  • Jib application
  • Gimble application

Total Freedom

DIGITAL DIRECTOR is designed to make shooting photos and videos simple. Using a USB cable up to 10 meters (33 ft), you have a totally reliable, high-performance connection between your Canon or Nikon DSLR and iPad that's always stable. DIGITAL DIRECTOR also enables you to place the camera even in the most awkward or difficult to reach positions and conveniently control it remotely.

Workflow Management Processor

Manage all phases of your workflow, from setting up camera parameters to sharing your images.

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REMOTE CONTROL OF CAMERA PARAMETERS

All the DSLR's key parameters can be monitored and dynamically modified (Exposure, ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Manual Focus, White Balance, Image Quality, Focus/Camera/Drive Modes).

2

TIME LAPSE & INTERVALOMETER SET UP

Quick and easy intervalometer and time lapse set up.

3

REMOTE CONTROL OF MANFROTTO LYKOS & LITEPANELS ASTRA LEDS

Control of individual or group of Manfrotto LYKOS and Litepanels ASTRA LEDs (up to 13 lights) via Bluetooth®: turn lights on/off, adjust dimming level and color temperature, setting up groups. Configure and save multiple scenes.

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REMOTE SHOOTING & FOCUS CONTROL VIA iPad RETINA DISPLAY

Effective real time "Live View" monitoring via USB cable: ensures high performance by stably connecting the devices. Interactive Focus, Digital Zoom, Focus Peaking, Zebra filter and Dynamic Histogram - for greater control when shooting.

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FOCUS PEAKING FILTER

The Focus Peaking Filter highlights the focused profiles (intensity and color profile can be adjusted) on the image.

6

ZEBRA FILTER

The Zebra filter uses patterns to indicate the overexposed and/or underexposed areas of the image.

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DOWNLOAD THE IMAGES ONTO THE iPad

Download RAW and JPEG images onto iPad. Rate and assign keywords to them. Check all details of the JPEG images you're shooting by viewing the downloaded file, using standard iPad "gestures".

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INTUITIVE IMAGE ADJUSTMENT

Put the finishing touches on your work in the same App: check the image's general information, histogram, crop free or with proportion, rotate, set exposure, saturation, contrast, light, blur and save your image.

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SIMPLE SHOOT MANAGEMENT

Organize your albums and images, filter by rating and keywords.       

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CONTENT SHARING

Choose from many ways to share your images: via your preferred social network App, via Wi-Fi web server, direct to FTP or by e-mail. With the Manfrotto Digital Director plug-in for Adobe® Lightroom® for desktop, you can import the additional Digital Director metadata of pictures you've shared from Digital Director - via Wi-Fi web server, e-mail and FTP - into Adobe® Lightroom® for desktop.

DIGITAL DIRECTOR Compatibility

  • Nikon/Canon DSLRs

    Canon (EOS Series)
    1Dx, 1Dc, 5Ds, 5Ds R, 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D Mark II,
    80D, 70D, 60D, 760D, 750D, 700D, 100D, 1300D, 1200D

    Nikon
    D5, D4s, D4, D810, D800, D800E, Df, D750, D610,
    D500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5500, D5300

    Camera Compatibility
  • Nikon/Canon DSLRs

    MVDDA13 for iPad Air
    MVDDA14 for iPad Air 2

    Nikon/Canon DSLRs

    MVDDM14 for iPad mini 3
    MVDDM14 for iPad mini 2

  • Nikon/Canon DSLRs

    iPad Air 2 & iPad Air

    Nikon/Canon DSLRs

    iPad mini 3 & iPad mini 2

LEDs Control

DIGITAL DIRECTOR allows to remotely control up to thirteen Manfrotto LYKOS LEDS via Bluetooth®.

  • Turn lights on/off
  • Adjust dimming level
  • Adjust color temperature
  • Setting up groups
  • Configure/save multiple scenes

DIGITAL DIRECTOR Accessories

DIGITAL DIRECTOR accessories are designed to carry and organize it, protect the iPad screen from direct sun light. A variety of friction arms are available to hold the DIGITAL DIRECTOR in a precise and stable position, thanks to the standard 3/8" thread on the back.

Accesssories MB DD-HC-IBK SEMI-RIGID CASE
Accesssories MVDDSHA: SUNHOOD FOR DIGITAL DIRECTOR FOR
iPad Air 2 and iPad Air
Accesssories 244MICROKIT: MICRO FRICTION ARM WITH NANO CLAMP
Accesssories 244MICRO: MICRO FRICTION ARM
Accesssories 244MICRO-AR: MICRO FRICTION ARM WITH ANTI ROTATION

Photo & Video

DIGITAL DIRECTOR transforms your iPad Air 2, Air, mini 3 and mini 2 into an external monitor, so you can take full advantage of its High Definition Retina Display. This is the ideal solution for managing your entire photo workflow; from the setting your camera to sharing your pictures. If you're shooting video, use it as an external monitor and remote control for your camera parameters. Have a look at the video tutorial for more details.

  • Top View
  • Bottom view
  • Safety lock open
  • Lightning connector
  • Standard 3/8" thread with anti-rotation
  • Led indicator flashes when DIGITAL DIRECTOR is working
  • Power option 4AA batteries or AC adapter
  • Side view
  • DIGITAL DIRECTOR: top and bottom views with iPad
  • DIGITAL DIRECTOR accessories
  • DIGITAL DIRECTOR, iPad, LYKOS Led and DSLR cameras

Manfrotto DIGITAL DIRECTOR Tutorial Video

DIGITAL DIRECTOR: Taking a closer look

What is it?

How it works

Orientation

Folders

Real time controls

Interactive focus control

Full-screen mode

Video settings

Adjusting images and sharing

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