The sunPATH software tracks the position of the sun for any day, anywhere on earth. The program includes a comprehensive database of over 39,000 locations world wide. The database includes latitude, longitude, time zone, daylight savings time and magnetic declination information for each location. Users select a location without the need to enter any information other than the date range. Expensive GPS equipment is not required. You are able to add your own locations to this database with sunPATH helping determine the coordinates and other location information.
sunPATH is an affordable, friendly, easy-to-use program with extensive on-screen documentation. A 50-page digital PDF manual with useful supplemental information is also provided. sunPATH was designed by a professional camera person who understands the needs and uses of such a tool.
sunPATH displays the sun's information on your screen and in a printed report. The information includes a daily summary (sunrise, sunset, sun hours and estimated "Magic Hour" times), the sun's position in fifteen minute intervals with shadow length information and a graphical plot of the sun's path during the day. With the printed reports, you do not need to take your computer on location, saving it from dust storms, rain, damage or theft. You and your crew can quickly refer to your report, no need to run the program each time you wish to predict the sun's position.
With sunPATH, Directors of Photography, Directors, Producers, Assistant Directors, Photographers and Location Managers will accurately predict the sun's position worldwide. This can be a tremendous aid in production scheduling and set construction allowing them to efficiently manage the limited and expensive production time.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEST LIGHT
A sunPATH report can easily answer these questions.
When will the sun come between the buildings or other objects?
Where should the set be built to receive "side light" 2 months from now?
When will the sun go behind the trees?
When will the direct sun no longer be on the road?
How early can the crew start working without artificial light?
When will "magic hour" start and end?
More than 39,000 locations world wide Virtually every city in the USA
You do not need to own expensive GPS equipment to determine coordinates and location data
Practically every Airport in the World, even some of those small runways in far off places in Alaska, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Location information includes:
Daylight Savings Time (automatically used in calculations)
Magnetic Declination (variance)- You may have sunPATH make calculations correcting for the Magnetic Declination of the location. When you use your compass, you will take direct readings, "What you see, is what you get!"
You can easily add new locations with sunPATH assisting you in determining the coordinates
Detailed Printed Reports
Reports are fast to reference, easy to understand
Simpler and faster to use than GPS equipment
The report's graph is an easy to visualize plot of the Sun's path during the day
Leave expensive equipment where it is safe
SUNPATH Software for Windows and MAC (CD)
Sales on Software are Final and are not returnable or exchangeable.