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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.
Hi. My name is Rich Harrington. Robert: And I'm Robert Carmen. Rich: This week, Rob, we're going to be talking about remotely controlling the camera, which, you're a gadget guy. Robert: Yeah. It's pretty cool. Rich: I'm a gadget guy. Robert: It's pretty cool. Rich: Yeah. I just think, I saw this at a trade show, and, normally, I don't buy things at trade shows. I shop. I get some ideas. I make lists, but I, I'm jaded, like, you know, I saw this and I'm like, yeah, I need that. Robert: Yeah, no, it's a pretty cool thing and there's different manufacturers out there who are providing different remote and tethering options.
But the one that you know, we've been using quite successfully is called the CamRanger, it's this little box here. It's an app on the iPad and this week, we're going to talk a little bit about how this all works. We're going to first set it up all in the studio here. Rich: Yeah. Robert: And then we'll actually go out in the field and put it into action, and I love this device because, especially with the SLRs, which are nice and small, which you might want to put in weird places. You know? Up high in a ceiling or whatever. Rich: Yeah. Robert: A device like this allows you to control things like F stop, focus, ISO. All the, you know, camera controls directly from a mobile device like an iPad, which is just brilliant.
Rich: And we're even starting to see manufacturers going down this path. More and more people are putting the WiFi unit built in. Robert: Right. Rich: Or there's the manufacturers WiFi unit, which connects and these will offer simple capacities. Things like maybe a basic monitoring or a start stop situation. But this one, in my testing, has been the most robust with total level of controls. It's designed for a Nikon or a Canon, but we'll walk through how we set it up. And when we come back, we're just going to walk you through the hardware. And then we'll tether it to the iPad app, and we'll go out in the field.
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