Digital Director for iPad Air 2 with Free Dedicated App



  • Easily control your camera from your iPad
  • Clever time lapse and intervalometer set up feature
  • Tweak camera focus to the finest detail
  • Monitor the shoot through live view
  • View, organise, edit and share through digital director


With Digital Director and the free Digital Director app, control your camera and share your images directly from your iPad using simple gestures. Digital Director makes capturing, editing and sharing all your special moments as intuitive as using your iPad.

Manfrotto’s Digital Director is the only Apple certified (MFi – Made for iPad Certification) electronic device that connects a wide array of Canon and Nikon DSLRs models* and iPad Air 2 via a reliable USB cable. Digital Director features a dedicated CPU (micro-processor ARM® Cortex®-A8) that works with the Digital Director App to interface the iPad and camera, enabling the iPad to control key camera parameters. Video streaming between devices is smooth, consistent and latency is extremely low. Download speed for RAW and JPEG images to the App is incredibly fast.

The Digital Director App remotely controls key camera parameters such as exposure, ISO, shutter speed, aperture. Users can easily monitor and dynamically modify these parameters and more, including quick and easy intervalometer and time lapse set up, individual/group LED light (up to 13 lights such as Manfrotto LYKOS and Litepanels ASTRA LEDs) via Bluetooth® (on/off, adjust dimming level and colour temperature, set up groups and configure/save multiple scenes).

Real-time “Live View” monitoring through a certified cable link ensures a stable connection between devices. Digital Director also provides the ultimate shooting precision through dynamic histogram and audio level displays, interactive focus point selection anywhere on the screen and digital zoom that magnifies selected focus points. An on-screen focus peaking indicator ensures crisply accurate focus, and a zebra filter indicates over- and/or underexposed areas. Images can be rated and have keywords assigned to them, all details of JPEG images can be checked by viewing the downloaded file using standard iPad “gestures”. Users can put the finishing touches on work inside the App and check the image’s general information, histogram, crop free or with proportion, rotate, set exposure, saturation, contrast, light, blur.

Albums and images can be saved, organized, filtered and shared via preferred social network Apps, Wi-Fi web server, direct to FTP, or e-mail. With the Manfrotto Digital Director plug-in for Adobe® Lightroom® for desktop, the additional Digital Director metadata of pictures shared from Digital Director can be imported into Adobe Lightroom for desktop.

*Please always check the DIGITAL DIRECTOR camera compatibility chart available under the “downloads” section of this page in order to have all the information related to the camera compatibility.

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iPad, iPad Air and Lightning are trademarks of Apple Inc.

“Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPad and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPad may affect wireless performance.

Canon and Nikon trademarks are the property of their owner.

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“Adobe” and “Lightroom” are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

This product contains open source firmware. Please send requests for more information and details about this to


Warranty Manfrotto Digital Director

This products is warranted to be fit for the purpose for which it has been designed, and to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover the product against subsequent damage or misuse. The period of validity of the Standard Limited Warranty is defined by the law in force in the country, state or region where the product is sold. Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase to repair your product under warranty.



0.29 kg

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4 x AA

Cable Length

1 m




iPad Air 2

Maximum Working Temperature


Minimum Working Temperature

Mounting Method

3/8" universal mount



Battery Life

15 hours

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