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Remote focus vs manual aperture?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobstop Aug 13. 4 Replies

Hello,My son has been getting into stop motion, and we're thinking of taking things a small step upwards. He's currently using an old webcam that has a very small physical focus ring that is awkward…Continue

 

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Bobstop replied to Jeremy Bullock's discussion New free software with Canon DSLR support
"Thank you for your offer to help us out.  At the moment we're just feeling our way through OpenToonz and other programs.  We still have some hardware decisions to make, too.  I look forward to exploring Tahoma when we're a…"
Aug 13
Bobstop replied to Bobstop's discussion Remote focus vs manual aperture?
"Thanks for both tips!  Very practical."
Aug 13
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Bobstop's discussion Remote focus vs manual aperture?
"I have a Pentax lens that I use with an adapter on my Canon EOS body, and it works fine. A tip on focusing... Get a focusing chart, looks like a dartboard in black and white. There are loads of them you can download, just Google Camera focus chart.…"
Aug 13
Bobstop replied to Jeremy Bullock's discussion New free software with Canon DSLR support
"I tried Beta 5 and there were other dll's missing.  I also tried the regular 1.4 of OpenToonz and saw that the webcam seems to work with that, so for the moment we're ok.  Thank you."
Aug 13
Bobstop replied to Bobstop's discussion Remote focus vs manual aperture?
"Thank you for all your advice.  I was under the impression that the remote focus would still be under our control, i.e. not be auto-focus, but would be set and only adjusted manually-remotely when necessary.  And thanks for the tip…"
Aug 13
Bobstop replied to Jeremy Bullock's discussion New free software with Canon DSLR support
"This looks interesting.  I've tried downloading tahoma but it's asking for a couple of dll's: MSVCP140.dll and vcruntime140.dll.  Am I doing something wrong?"
Aug 12
StopmoNick replied to Bobstop's discussion Remote focus vs manual aperture?
"Generally you need to disable all the auto settings, so the camera isn't trying to change anything to improve the photo from one frame to the next.  What you need for animation is consistency.  You want to set exposure, focus, white…"
Aug 12
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Remote focus vs manual aperture?

Hello,My son has been getting into stop motion, and we're thinking of taking things a small step upwards. He's currently using an old webcam that has a very small physical focus ring that is awkward to use. We've been reading about the benefits of a camera with the capability of controlling focus through software. So we're thinking of looking out for an old Canon EOS body with live capture. But now we're reading about flicker problems with Canon lenses, and it seems the consensus solution is to…See More
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