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.Read more
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