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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.
Now Rich, when we're out doing scoutable location, like we are here today. >> Yeah. >> You know. One of the things that I always find myself doing, is forgetting what the actual place looked like. You know, I have these great ideas in my head. >> Right. >> Oh, this is going to be perfect for this shot. It's going to be perfect for that shot. And then we actually get back out there with the whole crew and all the heavy gear and go. You know what? That wasn't quite how I remembered it. >> Well I get so up like, I'm looking at where I'm going to be putting the actors, the subject and it's great, and then someone like the producer or the DP will ask a real practical question. Well, how much depth do I have to stage a crew? Or where am I putting the lights? Like, oh, I forgot to shoot the whole environment.
>> Oh right, did you notice all those, you know, banners on the buildings behind us? >> Yeah. >> We had to get permission from every single one of them. That kind of thing. >> Yeah, so the good news is, is that you don't have to think if you capture a 360 degree photo. >> Yeah. >> And what of my favorite apps for this is called 360. >> Yep. >> Another good one out there is Photosynth from Microsoft. 360 is from Occipital. I really like how it works, because it's pretty brainless, to be honest. >> Yeah, it is. >> So, we just launch it, and it's going to come up here, and we start to capture. Alright, so, I'm going to hand this to you, having never used this before.
>> Yeah, it's pretty straightforward. start, okay, I'll hit start. And I'm going to move it around, it's going to actually tell me which direction I go. >> Yeah, you can go faster. >> And, and it's actually, if you've ever used say like the iOS feature, android feature that does this kind of thing, it actually tells you to slow down or speed up. Shows you how they overlap. >> Yes. >> How you're doing, and in just a second, we'll be back to where we started. >> And go ahead and do up a little bit too, for the tree coverage. >> Yep, so I can get a nice up view like that.
Go up like that. And you can tell, I'm not being all that careful about my overlaps and that kind of stuff. But I can get a nice 360 view. Maybe we'll do down a little lower, just on the field here. Make Rich dance a little bit more >> See, he's getting into it. >> Okay. That's pretty good. >> Alright, I'm taking that back because you, you put social media posts up for me. Alright, so we hit done, and it's going to stitch this. >> Yap. >> Now, it does two things. One, you can actually make like an environment map for lighting, for 3D people and high end stuff, but it's kind of cool, right? >> Yap.
>> Here's what I love, is that we actually can turn on gyroscope mode. >> Yap. >> And as you turn your body, it's like you're actually there looking, and it sort of updates. You get an idea of the space. >> Yap. >> Here's the cool one, Share. >> Yeah. >> So, I can share this as a email and it will send the 360 photo to everyone. Or, I could send a flat picture, save it to my camera, or put it right out to social media. I could send it to my DP as a tweet. >> Yeah, there you go. And I mean, I think this is one of those things, as well, because it's 360 and it's immersive, you get a much better feel.
Now, obviously, I did it very quickly. But you know if we were. >> It still worked! >> It still worked just fine. Depending on what you're needing to shoot, to get the nuances of a room or something like that. You know, you might want to put a little bit more care into it, but it's a great, great thing to do. And in just, you know, by to by, in a pinch without an app like this, even though this one is fantastic. >> Yeah. >> I've had pretty good luck with even just the built in panorama features of my phone, too. >> Yeah, all these wook. I like this because it make it a bit more immersive, you can pan around and zoom. >> Yap. >> And it wraps it sort of spherical. But absolutely. The idea is, is capture a bigger photo.
People when they're doing their location scout photos, always think about where am I going to put the subject, and where I'm going to get the shot, and they always forget where the crew's going to go, or where are we going to put the gear. Getting the 360 photo, makes that easier. >> Yeah. >> But sometimes you l want more information. >> Yeah, I want to know what the camera might be seeing for example. >> Yeah. >> You know and there's, there's apps like that. There's one, one we'll show in just bit from Panavision that lets me see what the camera's seeing. Also let me see, you know, additional things about the environment, which is pretty cool. >> Yeah, like sunrise and sunset times, and all that info. So, we're going to come back in just a second and show you one more cool photo app that you should use, to simulate the viewfinder.
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