26 essential cinematography & photography tools for – Apple iOS devices

"The Swiss army knife
of cinematography & photography apps"

Designed by a working camera technician who understands that photography calculations must be done simply, and on the run.

Differs from other cinematography apps – a graphical interface informs the user how each calculation is applied.

A time-tested, industry-standard tool


•  App used by cinema & photo industry professionals and film production students for a quarter-century.   pCAM was originally pocketCAM developed in 1998 for the Palm device.


•  75th Primetime Emmy Awards.  Emmy® for “Outstanding Achievement in Engineering, Science & Technology.”

•  62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.  Engineering Plaque for “Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development."

•  Technical Achievement Award from Society of Camera Operators.  “For outstanding contributions to cinematography through the design and development of the pCAM Film+Digital Calculator.”

Frequently updated and currently with over 1600 cameras.
Additional features always in development.

App Store and Trade Publication Reviews

Emmy Awards honor iPhone cinematography app

William Gallagher, Apple Insider(read review)

If you have not checked out this awesome app, you are missing an opportunity to solve problems that come up for production. I know this app is unique to the camera dept but I assure you that Production Designers, Producers, Chief Lighting Technicians, Key Grips, Storyboard Artists and anyone involved with pre-viz, can gain very useful info from their “what ifs”. pCAM is an essential tool in my e-kit. It has saved me thousands of dollars due to its wealth of data. It enables me to see the future. You must see for yourself.


Excellent app. Have owned pCAM since the start of my focus pulling career. This app has helped me figure out complicated shots to just last night doing car plate shots with 9 cameras on a array, quickly figured out the hyperfocal distance for all. No need to have a camera implement if you know how to actually use the app. Has helped me countless of time in my Local 600 career. Thanks!


As a VFX Supervisor and Artist, this app is a necessary part of my kit. I use it for sensor size comparisons, FOV dimensions, and a myriad of other camera and lighting items that are important for the VFX team. If you’re in the industry, you need this app.


In many ways, pCAM Pro is a film school in itself, offering 26 core functions...  pCAM Pro is the most practical and convenient go-to resource available.  For a ridiculously small investment ($29.95), it answers the questions that must be answered every day to support our camera and lighting craft.

Barry Braverman, Studio Daily(read review)

A great, useful app. Worth twice the price.


One of the best, most authoritative and original ground breaking Cinematography apps of all time. Designed by a working camera crew member. I believe I’ve used pCAM since the Palm Pilot PDA days. Thanks!

Kurt Director/DP

If you’re looking to preview field of view, calculate focal length matches, or just access the numerous reference charts which you might need out on a shoot, this “swiss army knife” cinema app has you covered.

No Film School(read review)

This new version of pCAM Pro offers users an affordable, yet prolifically curated collection of technical data designed around and for the needs of serious Still Photographer and Cinematographers everywhere.

ProVideo Coalition(read review)

I have been using this app for close to 10 years as a daily shooting professional photographer. Love the features, extremely well made, easy to use and great customer service. If you have a question, don’t hesitate to send a note and you will get helpful response within a day. Worth every penny!


So many great tools. As a VFX Supervisor I’m constantly using it. Triangulation, focal length match, depth of field preview and in a pinch the flat field colour generator as a quick lighting source. Really stable app!

Peter McAuley

This app covers so many elements of cinematography and photography. I like that you can tell the app what camera and resolution you are capturing with. Input the variables of what you're doing and you get the exact answer for your situation. I am a camera assistant by trade and I use the app at least once a day.


This piece of programming is a major service to the industry. It’s clearly driven by love because it’s certainly not driven by money. Thank you, David! Bill Dill, ASC

by MaynardGKrebs

A true pro app! Very well built, knowledgeable and with great care to details. A must!


This is the most thought out camera app tool I've ever used. It's been around forever and improved upon all the way. Field of View function is worth it on its own!!!! Professional to say the least.


I've used this app to plan out entire Shot-lists...

Bluejay V

All necessary topics are covered; this is the „Swiss army knife“ for photographers.


As a Steadicam operator, I use this app at least once on every shoot! Always up to date and easy to use. Worth every penny!


I love this app. It's easy to use and helps me sort out my lens choices during pre production. It's one of those apps you wonder, ‘how did I get along before without it’.


...With consistent new updates and apps, pCAM is absolutely worth every penny!


This app should be considered a mandatory tool for anyone involved in cinematography, just like a light meter...

Glenn Derry

As a 30 year veteran Hollywood 1st AC, this has been my go to reference app when it first came out as a Palm Pilot app. I have been using it since 2002 and have since stopped carrying around the ASC Cinematographers Hand Book.