Understanding Your Camera: Exposure Basics : Martin Pot - Photography Blog Introduction This is the first article in a series that I am writing as I teach camera basics and camera operation to my children, in particular to my 11 year old son who wants to buy his first DSLR. My children have beenusingcameras for a while (with some good results), but typically use full-auto mode, or rely on me to adjust the settings for them. I thought it would be worthwhile to write a series of blog posts on this subject, to help other people who might be interested, and because one of the best ways to ensure you understand something is to try to explain it to others. After Effects Tutorials, Plug-ins and Stock Footage for Post Production Professionals 3D Lens Flare Creation Studio Featuring: • 3D Lens Flares with AE Lights • Intuitive Design Interface • Live Visual Preset Library • Real Texture Support • Dynamic Triggering Animations • Chromatic Aberration • Up to 32 bpc color support What is Optical Flares? Optical Flares is a plug-in for designing and animating realistic lens flares in After Effects.
Free Final Cut Pro plugin: Alex4D Magic Lantern HDR effect This Final Cut Pro X effect is for combining HDR footage produced using the Magic Lantern tool for Canon DSLRs. Magic Lantern is open-source firmware that adds many useful features to cameras. This effect is for HDR clips recorded with Magic Lantern. High Dynamic Range imagery relies on taking two pictures of a scene using different exposure settings: the first underexposed, the second overexposed. Combining these pictures results in more detail in the brightest and darkest areas.
300D repair adventure A few months ago my 300D (with around 12000 shots taken) failed and started making half of the pictures black. At first I thought "there went the shutter", but after taking off the lens I saw that the secondary mirror, which gives light to the autofocus sensors in the bottom of the chassis, hadn't flipped up under the main mirror as it should. The time before failure it had started crashing with Err99 more and more often, increasing to about every third picture in the end. Obviously it was unable to lift the main mirror, throwing the error code. This turned out to be a relatively common failure on the 300D, more common than shutter failure. No warranty, it is 2,5 years old and bought second-hand.
Low light test of 5D Mark III raw vs H.264 The 5D Mark III is already a very capable low light camera. In its factory guise whilst not quite as clean as the Canon C300 or Sony FS100, it is the best DSLR for low light shooting (though the Nikon D5200 puts up a good fight). But that was before the latest developments with ML Raw. Has low light improved even further? The answer is a resounding yes. Dancing Pieces of Paper in Stop-Motion Scraps of paper come to life, dancing and transforming in Steven Briand’s captivating short films. Also known as Burayan, the Paris based director uses combinations of live action and stop motion to create seamlessly flowing pieces of video art. Here we bring you two of his newest pieces, Friction and Protéigon. Friction, his graduation short film from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, cleverly mixes blue screen live action with some very graceful Post-It Note resembling stop-motion paper… paper that covers not only the films white wall, but the dancer as well.
Cropmarks Create a 720x480 image (or any other resolution with 3:2 ratio) using the 8-bit palette shown. Only the first 20 entries have constant color (the other entries are camera-specific). The cropmark image will be stretched to 3:2 and will cover the entire LiveView image area. Canon Digital Rebel 300D IR Filter Removal Modification and Peltier Cooling Plans -by Gary Honis Canon Digital Rebel (300D) Modification by Gary Honis I am now providing a low cost modification service to convert your 450D, 1000D or 500D. CLICK HERE for details. Why I Chose to Invest in a C300 over a RED MX(or a SCARLET) - Blog - Alex Wagner After lots and lots of deliberation, I finally made the decision to invest in a new camera. To be exact, I bought a Canon C300 with EF mount. I have been agonizing for almost 2 months now over getting a C300, a used RED MX, or putting together a DIT cart. I've owned a 7D for a couple of years now and my hope was that purchasing a higher end camera would help me get better work/less run 'n' gun videography-type gigs, or at the very least, provide me with another stream of income through rentals. I considered many options but one of my main criteria is "what do people want to rent?". Through research and recent experience working at a rental house, I narrowed it down to two cameras: the RED MX and the Canon C300.