Using SpyderLensCal for Video Focus Control

Datacolor’s SpyderCheckr is used to check the auto-focus on still cameras, and to micro-adjust the auto-focus on cameras with micro-adjustment controls in their in-camera menu. However, there are other uses for LensCal. This article describes how to use it to assist with focus setting in video, TV, and cinema capture workflows. Videography is based onContinue reading “Using SpyderLensCal for Video Focus Control”

Using SpyderCheckr Camera Calibrations with Video

Datacolor’s SpyderCheckr produces color correction presets for Lightroom, ACR, and Phocus. These presets are typically applied to still images processed in these applications. Now that Lightroom 4 can catalog, clip, and even make basic adjustments to your video, the question of using SpyderCheckr Lightroom Presets to correct color for your video cameras arises. This possibility isContinue reading “Using SpyderCheckr Camera Calibrations with Video”

FOTOfusion Public Presentation: Video for Photographers, Friday Jan 25, 3:45 PM Hall 616

If you are attending FOTOfusion, at the Palm Beach Photo Centre, or if you are in the Palm Beach area, please join me for a one hour presentation on video for photographers. This session runs from 3:45 to 4:45 on Friday, Jan 24, and will cover basic info on cameras, lenses, tripods, lights, software, computers,Continue reading “FOTOfusion Public Presentation: Video for Photographers, Friday Jan 25, 3:45 PM Hall 616”

Final Cut Pro X and Your Existing Mac Pro Computer

Starting Out Mac users interested in trying out video editing often start with iMovie, but given the much reduced price of Final Cut Pro with the recent Final Cut Pro X version (down from four digits to $299) it’s not long before its worth considering an upgrade to Final Cut. However, while Apple has madeContinue reading “Final Cut Pro X and Your Existing Mac Pro Computer”