My favorite white balance tool is by far the SpyderCUBE from DataColor. This little tool is always in my camera bag, and I find it invaluable on set, not only as a simple white balance reference, but as a lighting ratio reference, as well as a black point reference. DataColor has envisioned this tool as a complete post processing control reference and has a set of instructions for its use on the SpyderBLOG. I will explain how I use the SpyderCUBE in my own workflow in the following article.[Read More]
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.[Read More]
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Ever wonder why your brand new camera isn’t focusing exactly where you would like it to? Photographers spend a lot of money on new cameras and new lenses that may not necessarily be calibrated. In this video Craig Beckta of Craig Beckta Photography explains how to calibrate your camera using the SpyderLENSCAL so photos are in focus, just the way you wanted them.