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Technically speaking most DSLRA digital single-lens reflex camera (digital A single-lens reflex camera (SLR) is a camera that typically uses a mirror and prism system (hence "reflex" from the mirror's reflection) that permits the photographer to view through the lens and see exactly what will be captured. With twin lens reflex and rangefinder cameras, the viewed image could be significantly different from the final image. When the shutter button is pressed on most SLRs, the mirror flips out of the light path, allowing light to pass through to the film. Other camera typoes include DSLR, Rangefinder and Compact. More or A digital single-lens reflex camera (digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera with a digital imaging sensor. The reflex design scheme is the primary difference between a DSLR and other digital cameras. In the reflex design, light travels through the lens and then to a mirror that alternates to send the image to either the viewfinder or the image sensor. The viewfinder of a DSLR presents an image that will not differ substantially from what is captured by the camera's sensor but presents it as a direct optical view through the lens, rather than being captured by the camera's image sensor and displayed by a digital screen. DSLR is often (wrongly) used to describe cameras that are Micro Four Thirds or Bridge Camera - just because they look similar. This can bee seen when cameras are offered for sale. More) is a digital...Read More
The aspect ratioThe The aspect ratio is the relationship between an image's height and width. Aspect ratios are more often written with the width first, followed by the height. The aspect ratio you use depends on the type of project you're shooting. It is usually recommend to use 4:3 for photos and 16:9 for videos. A 3:2 aspect ratio is used by 35mm crop-sensor and full-frame DSLRs, some Leica medium format cameras, most mirrorless cameras, high-end compact cameras, and most 35mm film cameras. The 4:3 aspect ratio is used by Micro Four Thirds cameras, many compact cameras, some medium format digital cameras, as well as medium format film cameras using the 6 cm x 4.5 cm format. More is the relationship between an image's height and width. Aspect...Read More
In its purest form, a gimbalIn its purest form, a In its purest form, a gimbal is a pivoted support that permits the rotation of an object about an axis. In photography terms a gimbal is a device that allows you to capture stabilized, smooth footage from your camera or phone camera while moving. The two most common types of stabilization are 3-axis and 2-axis. 3-axis stabilizers counteract all three motions: up/down (yaw), left/right (pitch), and forward/backward (roll). 3-axis is the preferred type for professionals who want to eliminate camera shake as much as possible. 2-axis stabilizers only compensate for vertical motion which can be good enough if you’re not doing any panning or tilting movements on a tripod. Phone gimbals are now relatively cheap - examples. More is a pivoted support that permits...Read More
MP3MP3 unlike MP4 is the most prevalent video file format (MPEG-4 Part 14). MP4, Apple’s preferred format, is compatible with most devices. It stores video, audio, and text files using the MPEG-4 encoding process, but it has a lesser resolution than some others. MP4 can be used for popular social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. More is an audio-only container that stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer III. This...Read More
Although MOVAlthough Although MOV (QuickTime Movie) files store high-quality video, audio, and effects, they can be fairly large files. MOV files were created by Apple for QuickTime Player and use MPEG-4 encoding to play with QuickTime for Windows. Facebook and YouTube both accept MOV files. More (QuickTime Movie) files store high-quality video, audio, and effects, they can be...Read More
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