Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Avoiding moiré, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Chad Perkins: A common problem for many video cameras, including DSLRs, is that of moire. …This is a really interesting, but also really ugly visual phenomenon that creates weird …patterns and jagged lines like this. …This problem, caused by the camera's sensor, is most obvious when filming things with fine details. …Stripes on people's shirts are one of the most common causes of this, but anything from …the pattern on a distant building to patterns in fabrics, can cause it as well.…
DSLRs just have a hard-time resolving these details. …There are filters for your camera that you can purchase that reduce or even eliminate …moire, such as the VAF-5D2 filter. …We haven't tested them and they are kind of pricey, but that option is there. Let's be clear; …moire is an abomination. …And once your footage is captured with it, there's nothing you could do to fix it. …So do whatever you got to do to avoid it. …If you have to, talk to the producer or director about wardrobe choices and let them know of …
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- Understanding aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Using lenses as a tool in storytelling
- Establishing focus for video
- Achieving a shallow depth of field
- Using equipment like clapperboards and matte boxes
- Editing and color correcting footage
- Using cinematography techniques to get beautiful shots
- Avoiding rolling shutter and moiré