You may know as the maker of Manfrotto tripods for cameras, but there is more. During the audio and video exhibition NAB 2015, the company has announced the Digital Director. The adapter and app create a iPad an XL remote for DSLR cameras.
Digital Director working with DSLRs from Canon and Nikon. Besides a large viewfinder are camera settings to change through the iPad. Pictures can be uploaded or stored on the iPad.
To maintain the highest possible reliability, has been chosen for a wired connection. That may be a drawback, but the device is MFI certified so smooth operation of the line is always
Once the iPad is connected not only a viewfinder, but its settings such as exposure, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, focus, white balance, resolution and focus directly to adjust via the iPad. Photos can be sent from the app directly to an FTP server or the camera roll of the iPad. Thereafter, direct operation with Pixelmator example for iPad or another app as possible.
The price of $ 500 suggests that the Digital Director is aimed at professional photographers. There is a model for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 , these are available from July.