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This weekly course covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. Authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman will also help you understand the impacts of compression and the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors in cameras, and much more. This continual FAQ guide is a handy way to find the answers to the questions that plague you the most.
So Rich, when it comes to remotely controlling the camera. There's just a few different parts that we need to deal with, to get this all set up and, as we talked about before, we're using a system called the CamRanger and the CamRanger is just, you know, one of many systems that's out on the market and, you know, we've been having some pretty good success with. >> Yeah. >> And, it comes with a couple, you know, different pieces and, the most notable piece is this little bay station, or this little sort of transponder. >> Yeah. >> And it's pretty simple, I think of this as like a Wi-Fi base station that communicates with the application that we'll show you in a little bit, on an iPad.
>> I've seen other ones from the different manufacturers. >> Mm-hm. >> This is actually often used as an amplifier, where people would plug into the USB port one of those like MiFi ones- >> Sure. >> they get from the cell provider, or the hotel ethernet, and it would make a personal network basically for your hotel room. >> Right. >> Well, they've reverse engineered this, and have made the USB port send information out. >> Yep. >> But, you can get third party batteries or batteries from the manufacturer. >> Yeah, and that's what I was going to point out,this is, this is nice because it has a a battery plate right here that you can just, you know,you can get multiple ones if you're in the field for a long time.
>> Yeah. >> And worried about charging them. >> I found about three hours on a full charge. >> Yeah. >> And that's a lot of operation I mean, you probably aren't going to need a full three hours of remote control. >> No I, I agree,you know, and on the right, there's a power switch here, and the ability to, on the back of course plug in USB. The nice thing about here as well, is that you have little indicator strips so you can see, you know, hey, I'm actually providing the network. >> Yeah >> Power, it's on, and that kind of stuff. >> The, the good news is, if you're remotely controlling something, what you don't want to have to do is climb up to the unit, and say oh, something's not working, let me adjust it.
The more visual feedback you get, the better. >> So, the way that this really works is that you take the unit like this, and simply plug in your USB and then, by the way, the USB cable with this particular unit is provided, which is kind of a nice little small touch. >> Yeah. >> Then take the other end of it, and simply plug it into the the smaller USB port on your camera and, that's about it, in terms of, of setting up the hardware unit. Now, just keep in mind, again, that this particular unit, the CamRanger works with Canon and Nikon cameras. Check that you know the availability of other systems to see if they work with Sony, or Pentax, or whatever kind of cameras there are out there.
>> Yeah, and they have a list of supported specific camera models listed on their website,they keep adding to it. If you don't have a standard sort of mini USB plug, you can use like, some of the camera come with a USB3 cable. >> Right. >> It will work with those models,you just have to use the cable that came with your camera. Why don't you power that up. >> Yep. >> And then, we'll go ahead and connect to the cooler part, which is the ap,cuz I'm an app guy. All right, so it's on. >> Yep. >> And it's booting, and when we come back, we're going to go ahead and pair the camera to the remote device.
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