Ever wanted to compare sensor crop for your mixed camera shoot? Phil Holland has added formatCompare to his online toolset on PHFX.com
Over the past couple of months, we’ve taken a look at a few of Phil’s online tools aimed primarily at RED cinematographers.
REDCamAssist: RED Simplified with PHFX New REDCamAssist
LensData: PHFX LensData for RED Users – Matches Lens Types with Sensors
formatCompare – Sensor Crop Calculator
The latest addition to Phil’s growing set of tools is formatCompare, an easy-to-use sensor crop calculator which allows you to select two cameras with their corresponding resolutions, and generate a comparison of active sensor area, and corresponding data. The list of cameras is relatively limited at the moment, but should grow as more data is added.
It’s not quite the same as Abelcine’s popular FOV calculator, which also provides a visual estimation of field of view for the focal length of a given lens, but Abelcine’s list of cameras and formats is also far from complete. I can see it being useful to bookmark both of these tools.
Head over to http://phfx.com/tools/formatCompare/ to check it out.
John Terendy from Image Control hooked me up with the killer FOV chart from Abel Cine Tech. The FOV calculator lets you plug in lenses and it will show you what it will look like depending on the size of the sensor. The chart has all lenses and sensors ranging from Super 35mm Motion Picture to ¼ inch HD, all HDSLR’s included. This is a really useful tool to help explain FOV and crop sensors.
Click here to check it out.