Uncategorized

Shooting Video? Always Look for the Focus Assist Option


Originally posted on Photofocus:

The rise in affordable HD video cameras is amazing.  Whether it’s a DSLR, Smartphone, or dedicated Cinema Camera, HD video seems to be everywhere.  One of the greatest challenges however is focus.  On a small LCD screen or LiveView panel, it’s nearly impossible to detect focus. The smaller an image, the more in focus it looks.

Fortunately, many cameras are offering a focus assist feature.  Here’s how it works.

  1. Compose the shot and turn OFF auto-focus.
  2. Turn on the focus assist feature.  This may also be called edge detection or focus in red.
  3. Adjust the focus of the camera using a manual focus.
  4. Use the edges highlighted on the image to determine what’s in focus.  Remember, depending on the depth of field your camera has, the amount of image that’s in focus can vary.

In this example, I’m using the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.  Pushing the focus button…

View original 247 more words

About these ads

words to feed blogagaini

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s