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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 one of the things that's a bit hard with any type of cinema camera is focusing. But you gotta couple of options here that are nice. >> Yeah, we do. And we've said this what maybe a thousand million, bagillion times. >> Practice, practice, practice? >> Well, not that one. >> Focus is hard? >> Not that one either. >> That everything looks good on the back of a camera LCD. >> Yeah. >> These are not precision monitoring devices, right? >> But that one is. >> Yeah, but we have a much bigger screen there which really helps. However, the cinema cameras have actually a couple of really neat features to make manual focusing pretty easy.
On this camera, I actually just have a focus button. And because it's a full manual lens that I have on this camera. And I have, this particular camera is the NFT version of the Black Magic cinema camera. It's not an active mount. So it means it doesn't communicate at all with a lens. Even if I had a, lens that supported manual. >> Yeah. >> You know, a, a, automatic aperture in focus control. So I'm doing everything fully manual on this camera. And because of that, I need to really check that my focus is working. So when I press the focus button, what happens here, is that I get some peaking on the display here. And then some peaking that we're running out there.
Now it looks over here if you look at the big monitor. It looks like Jason, has some sort of fungus growing all over his face. >> Yes. >> Right? And all over his body. That's not what that is. >> No. >> It's, it's focus peaking that's going to allow me to where I see that texture, that I know that things are relatively in focus right there. The other cool thing is that because this is a touchscreen, I can just double tap on the image. Now it doesn't go out to the SEI output. But on the camera itself, I get sort of a zoomed in view. Just like you might have seen on your DSLR before. >> Kind of like a one-to-one view. >> Right. You can get nice tight focus. >> Yeah.
>> Bounce back out. And you shooting your shot. >> Alright well, why don't we go ahead and get ready to record? >> Okay, sounds good. >> Alright, we got some great footage there. I'm really curious to put this camera's footage against that footage. Obviously raw is going to be you know, not its going to blow it away. But it will still be interesting to see color-wise and how to behave. >> Yeah, also I'm interested to see how much the synthesize. I mean they're both relatively small sensors. How the very small sensor in the pocket cam, in terms of noise and that kind of stuff, performs with the bigger cousin the cinema camera.
>> Yeah, and we're going to go ahead and actually get some extra footage with this camera. I've been out shooting with it under different conditions. So, we're going to evalute this nice shot in a completely controlled environment footage. But I'll also show you some street photography type stuff that we got. So we'll compare these shots. And you've been shootin' with this camera too. So. >> Absolutely. >> Alright, so we're going to take a look at this footage And we're going to take a look at some other footage that we've gotten. And we'll do that next.
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