Tutorials

Rolling Shutter Explained

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Blog, Tutorials | 0 comments

Rolling Shutter Explained

As we had some discussions / clarifications regarding rolling shutter on the Clemen’s Moireé Video, i thought it’s probably a good idea to show you how the different shutter speeds are producing different results. We did a test shoot for the Kino Kabaret with different shutter speeds, as far i can remember with 1/100, 1/640 and 1/1250 on a 5D MArk II. I only did cut the sequences to a 3-sec, otherwise there’s no modification to the picture (and of course i removed the audio as it’s non relevant). The faster the shutter speed, the “clearer” you see on a fast movement, and definitely it’s a surprise to see the effect. I would use it for “artique” shoots where this is probably wanted. You don’t want that effect in a normal film, as it completely distracts the viewers....

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Camera Cage Howto Pt.1

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Tutorials | 0 comments

Camera Cage Howto Pt.1

To document my efforts for the correct dslr camera cage setup – and to share the knowledge – i am starting a camera cage howto “tutorial” series. As you may know, my cameras are the 5D Mk2, the 550D and recently GoPro HD. For all those cameras, i am looking for the most ideal setup. My base cages are from Gini Racks (Links: Website ; Ebay) as well as my whole camera rig, so i can reuse parts from each setup to get the best out of it. Left of it you see the “medium” size Cage version. I also own the larger one, which also has two Base Plates and a hand grip. First i tried to gain information how other suppliers and users are setting up their cage, i was able to find the usual “suspects”: jag35.com, enjoyyourcamera.com, letus.com, zacuto.com and much much more. Thru their pictures they give a lot of hints, but no “hands-on-tutorial” for doing it correctly or most effectively. I am not claiming that my ideas and thoughts are the ultimate wisdom, but i try to express and summarize my ideas and of course your input to this tutorials and hope that they are helpful for your setups. Cage and the Camera As you can see in my example on the left side, i started with mounting the EOS 5D MK2 into the cage with the Set screw, however i need to find a better way, as the screw is hard to mount as it locks before the Canon is tightly fit. Only option is to remove the cage and set the canon. This definitely needs to be fixed, as its hard to get it to work otherwise. You need to ensure that you can access the ports on the left side (hdmi, Controls etc.) freely. I’ll do some more research on that topic later. Next Part will be about the Grips, Follow Focus and Recording Parts (e.g. Monitor, Audio,...

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DSLR Lighting Techniques from Eve Hazelton

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Tutorials | 0 comments

DSLR Lighting Techniques from Eve Hazelton

In this tutorial created for philipbloom.net – an expert of filmmaking – Eve talks you through simple to advanced lighting setups that are easy to achieve and produce beautiful results. She explains simply, how to get the most from your existing lights and some quick tips to create a really impressive shot. Eve is DOP for The Underwater Realm, a series of 5 films set underwater being shot by a team of volunteers in the UK. For more tutorials like this please head over to our kickstarter page where we are giving backers of the project the tools you need to produce fantastic film and follow Eve on twitter: twitter.com/evehazelton kickstarter.com/projects/realmpictures/explore-the-underwater-realm by Realm...

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