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Things You Must Consider when Buying a Superlative Camera for a Video Shoot

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Things You Must Consider when Buying a Superlative Camera for a Video Shoot

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Shooting a video is an expensive project, especially if you’re looking to get high-quality clips and very standard motion pictures. Tools such a video glasses, cameras, and much more will be needed and you need to have proper expertise

When it comes to digital cameras, there’s a lot to be considered, especially considering the fact that you’ll be shooting stuff in motion (like spy camera). To wit, make sure to keep the following in mind when looking to get a camera for a video shoot:

ISO

The ISO (not an acronym, by the way) describes the sensitivity that your camera’s sensor has to light. Originally, ISO was known as “film speed,” due to the fact that it was a static measure of light that a type of light could absorb at a time. However, the ISO that’s found in modern digital cameras can easily be adjusted up and down. The higher the ISO, the higher the image, and that is achieved by digitally amplifying the information that is gotten during exposure.

APERTURE

Aperture is a concept that is measured by the f-number scale (a scale that is very confusing). It is a dead simple setting, although its nomenclature is pretty obtuse. Basically, most lenses can easily construct the light that passes through them with a diaphragm, which can, in turn, be extended with the controls on the camera. If you want more light in the videos you take, all you have to do is pull the diaphragm back as far as it can go, and if what you want is less light, extend it, and the incoming rays will be limited to a narrower and focused hole. This means that the aperture is just a relative measure that describes the limit to which the diameter of your camera’s lens opens. An aperture with a lower f-number is lower, with the extremes being f/2.8 (and any number below). Higher f-numbers signify the fact that there is more light being blocked.

However, you should know that a major side effect of having a wide open lens is that it allows a lot of unfocused light rays to go in. This will result in a shallow field depth, and this means that anything that is in front of or behind where you’re trying to focus on will be blurred.

SHUTTER SPEED

The shutter speed will determine how long the light will take to collect light, unlike ISO and aperture, which are responsible for controlling the amount of light that is absorbed. Shutter speed is measured as a fraction of a second, and this means a camera with a shutter speed of 1/25 will mean that the shutter will remain open for one 125th of a second. If a camera has a higher shutter speed, it is able to capture a shorter time period, and this extremely important if you’re looking to get some blur-free clips. However, lower shutter speeds will also allow you to take in more light.

About The Author

Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and electronics stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.

 

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Why Appropriate Lighting Effects are Indispensable for a Marvelous Photo Shoot

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Why Appropriate Lighting Effects are Indispensable for a Marvelous Photo Shoot

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If you’re looking to get a sweet photo shoot, then there is no doubt that you need good lighting. As a matter of fact, lighting is the single most important thing that is required for a photo shoot to be excellent. All cameras- whether it’s a spy camera, a nanny cam, a digital camera, or the one on your own phone- need a little help from the light around them if their lens are going to be able to work efficiently and produce sweet footage.

It determines what you see, what you shoot, and what any viewer is able to see. Good lighting is also able to transform an image and give it a certain “pop” that is not only natural and unadulterated but is sleek and incredibly like-like.

Take the following facts and see whether you need good lighting or not

The broader the light source, the softer the light.

A narrower light source will make for harder light. In contrast, a broader light source reduces shadows, suppresses the texture, and reduces contrast as well.

With a light source that is broader, light rays will be able to hit your object from more than one direction. This tends to fill in shadows and provide even more light to the scene as well as your object.

The farther the light source, the more it falls off and gets dimmer on your subject.

It is also possible for you to control your light intensity in order to ensure that your object gets even lesser light (maybe for a shoot with a dark or ominous theme behind it).

Basically, this rule states that light falls off as the square of the distance it might sound complicated, but it actually isn’t. If you take a light source and more it twice as far from your object, then you will end up with only a quarter of the light actually being on the object.

In other words, lights are able to reduce more rapidly as you move it farther and farther away. It is definitely something that you need to keep in mind whenever you need to move the lights so as to change their intensity on your object.

Also, you can keep in mind that bouncing light- even if it’s into a shiny reflector that keeps the direction of the light- is able to add to the distance that it will cover.

 

About The Author

Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and electronics stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.

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Can lens stabilisation blur the picture ?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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Keep the Lens Stabilisation ON only when the camera is handheld.

Many camera lenses come with some kind of lens stabilization technology. Nikon calls it  (VR) or Vibration Reduction” & Canon calls it IS or Image Stabilization” It helps to stabilize our image when you’re forced to hand-hold your camera; so do we keep it on all the time ? The answer is NO.

You should always make sure to turn it OFF when your camera is on a tripod.

How does the stabilization technology work ? The stabilization technology works by unlocking part of your lens. This helps the lens to “correct” movements. But, when your camera is sitting still on a tripod, the stabilizer will often look for movement that isn’t there, resulting in a blurry photo. See the example below in which camera was locked onto a stable tripod. In the image on the left,  the lens stabilization turned OFF. And, then it is turned ON for the image on the right. Untitled-1Untitled-2

In both the photos all parameters were the same, the only difference was that lens stabilization was turned ON in the photo on the right.