CineGizmo CineControl and CineTakes are claimed to be the first cloud and mobile App based solutions for managing film and TV productions that also integrate directly with ARRI cameras.
The CineGizmo solutions integrate directly with professional ARRI workflows. This allows productions to set up their project metadata in prep, control their cameras on set, rate, edit and sync data from takes for the Director, DOP, DIT and post-production team to review it on set or in post.
The story behind the creation of these apps was because CineGizmo’s founder Ovi Halmagean wanted to remotely control the Mini and Amira on his own projects.
Cross-Sync Projects Data Between Web & Mobile Apps
By offering synchronisation between both web and mobile apps you can do the following:
- Manage projects. Sync with mobile apps. Set up metadata for projects shot on Arri cameras
- Manage all production contacts in one place. Organize by groups. Invite collaborators and team members
- CineTakes iOS syncs with CineGizmo’s cloud service. Make notes, comments, export pdfs metadata and edit frame grabs
CineControl For ARRI
CineeGizmo claims that CineControl for ARRI is the only full control mobile application available that gives you complete control over the most frequently used camera settings of ARRI cameras. It does so via a very simple and friendly UI. CineControl offers full control features for Alexa Mini and Amira. It will also be compatible with Alexa Mini LF.
Full control features are only available on the Alexa Mini and Amira, while the control options for the other cameras are limited to CAP1.0 features.
- Add cameras
- Edit metadata
- Control camera settings
- Camera playback
- Access and modify camera looks
- Record takes and frame grabs
- Cross-sync between web and mobile apps
Playback allows you to remotely playback takes without having to touch the camera, view the corresponding take, rate it and access the Takes module.
CineControl helps you monitor and control your Arri Alexa Mini and Amira even when it is placed on a crane, dolly, gimbal or in various tight spots such as the interior of a car.
The Takes module lets you record takes and framegrabs, rate each take and insert notes. It syncs with the CineGizmo cloud service allowing the director, DOP, DIT and post crew to view notes and ratings anytime and anywhere.
The free version of CineControl lets you monitor your camera settings only. In order to have full control over the camera through the app the full version must be activated via a valid subscription with CineGizmo.
CineTakes allows script supervisors to edit metadata and easily log takes in manual mode. It also allows taking or adding pictures from the Photos app for fast identification of each take.
CineTakes is compatible with the ARRI ALEXA Mini and Amira. Once connected to the camera the app will instantly log each take as the operator hits record and stop on the camera. frame grabs can also be enabled from Settings, meaning the app will take a frame grab for each take.
The Takes module also lets the user rate each take and input notes/comments related to each take. The takes sync with Cinegizmo.com allowing the director, DOP, DIT and post crew to view your notes and ratings.
The free version of CineControl lets you monitor your camera settings only. To have full control over the camera through the app the full version must be activated via a valid account with Cinegizmo.com
To use CineTakes, the user is required to have a valid account with Cinegizmo.com.
CineControl and CineTakes are both currently in Beta, but you can request access which is being granted to a select number of people. CineGizmo is looking for feedback from Beta users to help improve the products before they are launched.
There is currently no indication of how much they will cost at launch.