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by FancyShoes
posted 10-28-2018 03:00 AM


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lumbering_on

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#1 posted 10-28-2018 03:56 AM

I would re-shoot it as there are three things I noticed pretty quickly. Not only is the focus of the camera in and out, the lighting is a bit dim, and the camera is in a place that doesn’t allow the viewer to see what you’re doing.

That being said, it’s a good effort, and good luck with your channel.

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 10-28-2018 11:13 AM

I think the camera does not know what to focus on. Figure out the depth of field for your camera settings and then how to position yourself and objects of interest to keep them in focus. It maybe that shooting in a manual mode would work better.

The camera in auto mode is trying to do what it thinks is best. You have to think thru what you are doing rather then just rely on the camera.

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ArtMann

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#3 posted 10-28-2018 06:49 PM

That is an exceptionally nice lens for its intended purpose but I would buy a much cheaper but much more versatile zoom lens for video work. You will not be able to tell any difference in quality between the two because even the best 4K video is extremely low resolution compared to even a modest point and shoot still camera.

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FancyShoes

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#4 posted 10-28-2018 08:04 PM

I have the kit lens as well. I just wanted a fixed mm lens. And this lens will help for some video projects I have planed.

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Richard

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#5 posted 10-28-2018 10:47 PM


I think the camera does not know what to focus on. Figure out the depth of field for your camera settings and then how to position yourself and objects of interest to keep them in focus. It maybe that shooting in a manual mode would work better.

The camera in auto mode is trying to do what it thinks is best. You have to think thru what you are doing rather then just rely on the camera.

- Redoak49

I don’t totally agree. A lot of good Picture shooting is up to the Camera Knowledge of the Cameraman!

I have a regular, self focusing, Kodak , Mid Priced Camera that will take Picture in Many Different Modes including a short Video.

The Quality of the Picture depends on YOU understanding how to use it Properly. The Release Button on my Camera has 2 stop points. The first stop is where the Camera FOCUSES the Picture, then the second stop is when it takes the picture. A lot of cameras are like this.

What a lot of people don’t understand is that you have to use the Release Button Slowly, Carefully and a slight pause at the Focus stage, then Gently Snap the picture. Do NOT just Jump on the Release Button in one quick motion.

The camera should be well supported. A Monopod or Tripod is a good idea. If you do it Freehand, do it gently and keep it as stable as possible.

If it has an Auto Flash but I usually take 2 shots One with Flash ON & one with Flash OFF. It surprises me how many of the “Auto Flashe’s” that I turn off to “No Flash” turn out better than the “Flash On” did.

After I’m done, I use a special Camera Cable to Download them ALL to “My Pictures” on my Computer. I can make any and all further changes on a Very Nice Program I have by putting the Pictures (“Open With”) in there and making as Very Many changes as I want to. The Program I highly recommend is called “FastStone Image Viewer”. Then I close it and it automatically puts it back where it came from. The program can also be used for ANY other Pictures that you picked up from anywhere else.

OOOPS! I got way off track there. This Post is about VIDEOS. Sorry “FancyShoes” Maybe it will be of use to someone.

The Photo below was a “Save Image As” from another Web Site. It was ONLY a Plain picture of “The Devil”. I “Doctored” it UP A fair Amount, including the “Watermark” in the Lower Left Corner.

That’s it Ya’ll! Have a Nice Day!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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FancyShoes

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#6 posted 10-29-2018 01:16 AM

Thanka for the input rick. I actually just had the apature set to a very shallow debth of field, sould have widened that for the whole distance.

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Ripper70

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#7 posted 10-29-2018 05:21 AM

Shallow depth of field makes for a very narrow focal plane. A wider aperture allows for better exposure under low lighting conditions, however using a higher ISO setting will allow for low light and smaller aperture. What you have there is an exceptionally good setup capable of taking stunning images. However, it’s important to master the inverse relationships between aperture, shutter speed, exposure and ISO. Each of these allow you to compensate for changes you may make with the other.

Also, autofocus is not your friend. Figure out the area of acceptable focus from and stay within that range. You can mark the floor with tape to set a visual boundary which will help if you’re working solo, which it appears you are.

This illustration might help:

I also think, when demonstrating or instructing in a video, it helps to give your introduction the way you did but then cut away to a closeup of the details of the work you’re doing. If you’re showing me how to wire a switch, I want to be able to see exactly what you’re doing. Which wires go to which terminals, etc. I can’t see what you’re doing if you’re standing in front your work and blocking my view.

Just my $.02.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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FancyShoes

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#8 posted 10-29-2018 02:42 PM

Thanks ripper, I was not intending to do a how to, but a howto video would have probably been helpful to someone

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FancyShoes

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#9 posted 10-29-2018 02:43 PM

What do you guys think of the industrial switch instead of the normal boring garage door switch?

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MSquared

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#10 posted 10-31-2018 04:30 AM

I was going to chime in at the beginning of your post. However, as I read on, I see you got a lot of really good advice from LJ folks! BUT!... I will reiterate a couple of pieces of advice posted. Loose the auto-focus!... It’s there for your elderly aunt to take holiday pictures. Try playing with the focus. Walk around with it. Shoot up close, shoot wide. Get used to each lens. Put some more light on the subject! ...Not a ton, but some more. Low light is fine for romantic scenes and surveillance cameras. An old white bed sheet and a couple of those $10 old-school shiny reflector lights can be a beautiful thing!

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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FancyShoes

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#11 posted 11-02-2018 04:49 AM

Thanks flr the input, all help will be taken into consideration.

I really want to film a woodworking project soon. Would be a a fun project.

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MSquared

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#12 posted 11-02-2018 07:40 PM

Yeah! It can be a lot of fun. You have a very good set of camera gear. Don’t know what you have for a tripod, but a good, hefty, stable one is very helpful. Like most things, it’s a learning curve, make mistakes. Having been in video production for 35 years, I’d be embarrassed to tell you the ones I’ve made! Like the time I …...........! Oh! One more thing. As far as stills go, flash…bad! Diffused flash… better. No flash, available light or soft lighting ….optimal.

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#13 posted 11-03-2018 02:14 PM

Some good advice above.

Watched the video… around the 7 minute mark had me laughing. Brings me happiness to know that I am not the only one.

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FancyShoes

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#14 posted 11-03-2018 03:03 PM

She wears a fake ring to work cause she gets hit on constantly. One guy they had to ban from the store.

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