Many DSLR's have a Quiet Mode. One way this is done is by separating the sound of the shutter from the slap of the mirror. When you press the shutter button the mirror flips up and the shutter is fired, exposing the image. But then the mirror doesn't flip down until you remove your finger from the shutter button. This works surprisingly well to make your camera not sound like a camera and it's far less distracting in quiet situations--I've even photographed live ballet performances this way without ruining the show. Silent Mode Trumps Quiet … [Read more...] about Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Take Advantage Of Silent Shutter
https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-problem-solving-show-photofocus-podcast-february-11th-2017 Ron Pepper and Scott Bourne discuss the various types of distortion and how to fix them including barrel and pin cushion distortion along with chromatic aberration and rolling shutter. They also discuss the various lens and software choices that can fix all of these problems. Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. … [Read more...] about The Problem Solving Show | Photofocus Podcast February 11th, 2017
Whether you call it rolling shutter, sensor shake, or just Jello... the problem remains the same. The possibility of bending and distorting your image when recording video on a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is a real issue... particularly if you pan too fast. This can lower the quality of the video you shoot and make a shot potentially unusable. This video I recorded for the DPBestflow project helps explain what it is, how to avoid it, and how big a deal it is. https://vimeo.com/37316008 __________________________ … [Read more...] about What is Rolling Shutter?
If you shoot video on any of the current Nikon or Canon DSLR's you will encounter something called "rolling shutter." Rolling shutter is related to CMOS sensors like those found on the Canon 5D MK II, the Nikon D3s, etc.. Since not all parts of the image are recorded at the same time, fast moving objects or a fast moving camera can cause distortion. The two main visual symptoms of rolling shutter are skew and wobble. How can you reduce the impact of rolling shutter? 1. Shoot at slower shutter speeds. The motion blur associated with slower … [Read more...] about Reducing the Jello Effect From Rolling Shutter