The digital cinema pocket guides that I launched last month help you do just that. And today I’ve unleashed a major update to them that you don’t want to miss:
Note: If you previously downloaded the guides, you should’ve received an email with an updated download link. You don’t need to re-download the guides from the page above.
This was another massive update for the pocket guides. Curious what’s new? I’d love to tell you…
So What’s New in This Update?
A lot, actually. There isn’t one pocket guide that wasn’t changed in some way. The initial launch of the pocket guides was a major undertaking and I’ve received amazing feedback on them.
But I didn’t want to slow down. This new update adds features I simply didn’t have time to do initially or that were requested by you after the launch. Let’s break down what’s new:
Five Additional Cameras
The most obvious addition are the new cameras included:
- Panasonic GH2
- Nikon D600
- Nikon D800
- GoPro Hero 3 (Black Edition)
- Ikonoskop A-cam dII
Several of these new cameras were requested by you and, based on your feedback, I’m pleased to add them to the group — bringing the total number of pocket guides to a whopping 25!
High-Resolution, Vector Graphics
One big change from the original pocket guides to the new pocket guides was the fresh, bold design. Now the pocket guides look even better with new high-resolution, vector graphics.
For those who aren’t aware, vector graphics allow you to zoom infinitely into an image without it getting blurry or pixelated (learn more about vector graphics here). This means the pocket guides will look crisp on any device, at any resolution, regardless of how zoomed in you are.
Need to punch in closer to read a chart? No problem. Want to resize the guides for larger printing? Easy to do. Have a retina display smartphone or tablet? They’ll look perfect.
The pocket guides’ design scales awesomely, looks beautiful, and is much easier to read.
New Layout Designed for Tablets
One of the challenges the pocket guides present is designing them for all situations — print & paper, tablet, and smartphones. In the last update, the full-size guides were made to be printed out and folded up. Because of that, the various sections faced each other so, when folded, they would read in the same direction.
Well, that proved to be difficult for tablet users: whenever you flipped the tablet to read the bottom sections, it would auto-correct for orientation. A screen-lock was the only (cumbersome) solution.
Now there’s a layout with all sections facing the same way that’s perfect for large tablets.
Among the major upgrades, several cameras were brought up-to-date with new firmware, a few minor inaccuracies and typos were fixed, and a couple guides had sections shifted around to improve flow and consistency.
How You Can Get the Digital Cinema Pocket Guides
For those of you who have already downloaded the pocket guides, this is a free update as promised. Check your email inbox for a message from me with an updated link. (If you don’t see it in your inbox, make sure to look in your spam/junk folder.)
Don’t already have the pocket guides? No problem — go here to get your instant download: