Manfrotto Digital Director for iPad Air 2

Manage your photo and video workflow

Manfrotto Digital Director for iPad Air 2

Manage your photo and video workflow

SKU: MVDDA4

Cat no: 16306

  • All key shooting parameters can be controlled, starting from different camera protocols.
  • Video streaming between devices is smooth and consistent, with extremely low latency time.
  • High quality images download ultra-fast onto the iPad.
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£165.83 (ex vat) £199.00 (incl vat)

Manfrotto Digital Director for iPad Air 2


Digital Director is the only Apple certified (MFi – Made for iPad Certification) electronic device that connects your camera and iPad to help manage the photo and video workflow, from setting your camera to sharing your pictures. It works with Canon and Nikon DSLRs and iPad Air and Air 2.

Full Control of the Nikon/Canon DSLRs protocols
Digital Director features a dedicated CPU (micro-processor ARM® Cortex®-A8) that together with dedicated App, provides an interface between the two devices, which enables the camera protocols to be fully understood and controlled by the iPad via a cable.

Stable and Reliable
Digital Director ensures a reliable USB cabled connection (up to 10 m/33 ft.) between camera and iPad.

Immediate set up and superior performance
Lightning connector for iPad together with the embedded Apple microchip.



The Genius in Digital Director
The electronics embedded in (Apple certified) Digital Director is the heart of the system.  The built-in Apple microchip together with the 600MHz 256MB DRAM ARM® Cortex®-A8 microprocessor work simultaneously in order to ensure the iPad and camera communicate perfectly.

Key Results

  • All key shooting parameters can be controlled, starting from different camera protocols.
  • Video streaming between devices is smooth and consistent, with extremely low latency time.
  • High quality images download ultra-fast onto the iPad.

Total Freedom
Digital Director is designed to make shooting photos and videos simple. Using a USB cable up to 10 meters (33 ft), you have a totally reliable, high-performance connection between your Canon or Nikon DSLR and iPad that’s always stable. Digital Director also enables you to place the camera even in the most awkward or difficult to reach positions and conveniently control it remotely.

Workflow Management Processor
Manage all phases of your workflow, from setting up camera parameters to sharing your images.

1. Remote Control of Camera Parameters
All the DSLR's key parameters can be monitored and dynamically modified (Exposure, ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Manual Focus, White Balance, Image Quality, Focus/Camera/Drive Modes).
2. Remote Shooting & Focus Control Via Ipad Retina Display
Effective real time "Live View" monitoring through a cable connection: ensures high performance, stable connection between devices. Interactive Focus, Digital Zoom, Focus Peaking and Dynamic Histogram - all allow greater control when shooting.
3. Download the Images onto the Ipad
Check all the details of the image shot by viewing the downloaded high resolution file.
All the details of the image, such as focus and exposure can be checked using standard iPad <gestures>
4. Intuitive Image Adjustment
Make final adjustment to the image within the same app such as exposure, contrast, light, crop, rotate, check histogram and exif information and save the image.
5. Simple Management of the Shoot
Everything under control: from image ratings to "Job" organizing (albums, shoot profiles and connection profiles).
6. Content Distribution
Multiple ways to share the images: Direct to FTP, By E-mail, On social networks (Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram etc.) by simply moving the selected images in the iPad camera roll.

Digital Director Current Compatibility

  • Canon DSLRs - 1Dx, 1Dc, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D Mark II, 70D, 60D and 1200D
  • Nikon DSLRs -D4, D810, D800, D800E, Df, D610, D7000, D5500, D5300
  • MVDDA13 - for iPad Air
  • MVDDA14 - for iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air & iPad Air 2

Photo & Video
Digital Director transforms your iPad Air and iPad Air 2 into an external monitor, so you can take full advantage of its High Definition Retina Display. This is the ideal solution for managing your entire photo workflow; from the setting your camera to sharing your pictures. If you’re shooting video, use it as an external monitor and remote control for your camera parameters. Have a look at the video tutorial for more details.

Flexible Connection
Thanks to the standard 3/8’’ thread on the back of the product, you can quickly connect Digital Director to a variety of accessories and arms. The system is held in a precise, stable position.

In addition to the standard arms, Digital Director now also connects to the new Friction Arms. These arms feature the same locking mechanism as the Magic Arm together with an anti-rotation attachment - in a far more compact size. 

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Product Videos

Manfrotto Digital Director Tutorial video