Time-lapse Photography – The Move from Still to Motion Co-sponsored by PhotoshopCAFE
Jun 2014 13

Time-lapse photography is a technique in which the frequency at which individual still frames are captured is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 30 frames per second; resulting in a speed increase.

Using time-lapse, one can use most still cameras to create a unique form of video.

During this session, Datacolor Experts David Saffir and David Tobie review time-lapse setup, execution, and post-production. This includes camera selection, setup, exposure, options in capture/frame rates, camera controllers, camera supports, post-production editing, and video rendering. We’ll also discuss adding an audio or music soundtrack to the final video. Several time-lapse videos will be reviewed, discussed and critiqued.

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Color Management for Video Capture, Editing and Display
Jun 2014 04

Watch Datacolor experts David Saffir and David Tobie as they introduce Datacolor’s newest product, the SpyderHD calibration suite for still and video color management.

They focus on color management for video workflow, helping you understand color controls from capture to display – whether on a reference monitor, TV set, or computer display. They demonstrate the use of the SpyderCHECKR device for camera characterization / profiling and white balance, the SpyderCUBE for color balance control and dynamic range, and the Spyder4ELITE HD calibration device for controlling individual editing displays, displays clustered in desktop workstations and in workgroups. The use of this device for field display calibration, such as with the Atomos Samurai Blade, will also be discussed.

Get a grip on all your color display devices for video with tips from the Datacolor team featuring our newest technology!

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Fundamentals of Image Editing – Using Layer Masks for Compositing in Photoshop Co-sponsored by Wacom
Jun 2014 03

Watch Datacolor Experts, David Saffir and David Tobie as they discuss image editing using one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop: Layer Masks. Layer masks can be used simply to enhance single images, apply special effects, selectively edit color, saturation, sharpness, highlight/shadow detail and more. Additionally, layer masks make it possible to combine or “stack” multiple images to create one with continuous depth of field, or to manage any variety of aspects of the image. During the process, we’ll make extensive use of a Wacom tablet to create composite images.

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Calibration for the Capture Stage of the Digital Workflow – Co-sponsored by Hunt’s Photo & Video
May 2014 22

Watch, as Datacolor Color Management Experts David Tobie and David Saffir discuss the different concerns photographers face with calibration before they even start a shoot or sit down to edit their images. They’ll take you through Datacolor’s calibration solutions for capture or post-production workflow and give real life examples for practical usage and improved results.

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Extend Your Photography – Co-sponsored by XShot
May 2014 07

Learn to explore all the angles within your photography. We discuss options in camera mounts and extensions, using camera settings to change dimensionality, change sense of time and movement, explore access to new vantage points, explore motion capture, and more.

Watch as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and David Tobie discuss these issues and provide examples of ways you can expand your horizons in photography and motion capture!

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Landscape Image Editing and Enhancement: New Editing Tools for Photoshop and Lightroom
May 2014 01

Photoshop and Lightroom provide a wide range of tools for image correction and editing. Those tools, however, don’t always provide an intuitive path, or workflow to achieve your creative vision. Watch as we discuss some of the new offerings from Macphun Software, such as Intensify Pro, Snapheal Pro, and Focus 2 Pro. We’ll review up-front color management and continue with image editing, using examples from our landscape and architecture portfolios.

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Video Reference Display Calibration Co-sponsored by Plura Broadcast
Apr 2014 04

Watch as we discuss display calibration for video review and editing using Plura Broadcast Video Reference Display Technology and the Datacolor Spyder4. We’ll go through a step by step process, including screen shots, accurately adjusting the display using Plura software and the Spyder4 calibration device. Plura is the first video reference display that has integrated advanced calibration capabilities using the Datacolor Spyder. Step up your game using Plura Broadcast technology and Datacolor Spyder calibration!

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Custom Printmaking with Fine Art Paper Co-sponsored by Red River Paper
Mar 2014 27

Watch as we discuss fine art printmaking with special focus on landscape photography. Each image has its own character and color palette. We’ll review methods you can use to match photographs to different media types before printing. Color management in post-production, including soft proofing will also be covered. A demonstration of printer profiling using the SpyderPRINT will be provided, along with a review of examples of printed images, evaluated for density, color palette, dynamic range and more. Last, we’ll have a brief discussion about print coatings, finishing materials, framing, and archiving.

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Screen to Print Match
Mar 2014 14

If you have ever experienced an issue with screen-to-print match, you’re not alone. Many photographers have given up trying to achieve an accurate screen-to-print match, and say that they either have a “pretty good idea” of what their printer will do, or they are willing to go the print-tweak, print-tweak route. This holds true for those making their own prints, and those working with outside print service providers.

You can save considerable time and money by adding a few simple steps to your workflow. Good screen to print match can save you significant time in post-production, and reduce or eliminate wasted materials.

Watch as we review end-to-end workflow, starting with camera controls and progressing through fundamentals of image color correction, display calibration, and printer profiling.

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Printing Success with Fine Art and Custom Paper
Feb 2014 27

Watch David Saffir as he explores color management for printing. Starting with the fundamentals of printer management, the discussion will progress to creating custom profiles for a range of media types. We’ll show you how to use SpyderPRINT to print calibration targets, scan them, and use them on your system. Additional topics will include live color preview/soft proofing in Photoshop and Lightroom, using application managed color with your new profiles, and evaluating print quality.

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