Originally Posted by Bluewookie
Those are excellent pictures. Would you mind sharing a little about how you are able to get such good pictures?
hey thanks.. I'm sorry for the late reply but I didn't have much time to explain with detail.
It's really the combination of everything, both TV, its setup, camera, and techiques of taking the pictures.
- 1080i/p video source
- Sufficient amount of contrast and sharpness on both PC and TV.
- Decrease in brightness by few notches in PC. Brightness untouched on TV.
- Expensive cables (*helps a little, but every little thing adds up here and there*)
- Direct connection and short length cables
- Ultimate quality digital camera - Something that has large CCD sensor that is able to capture colors superbly. I use Fujifilm FinePix F30, which is number one rated in Japan, and is the only
one that comes close to, or rivals the SLR class high end cameras.
- Most importantly, I do this in controlled lighting environment. The amount of lights in the room and the amount of the lighting being emitted by the TV makes very critical factor. All my pics are done by manual adjustments on the camera. Shutter speed, aperture setting, exposure setting, ISO setting, focus setting, all had to be manually set depending on the lighting conditions. The camera is set on a tri-pod. Every camera is a little different(especially the ISO) so you will have to try different ISO, aperture, exposure, etc til you get really good pictures and comes closest to the real-time viewing. The picture resolution setting in the camera is generally good at 1024x768 but no more than 1600x1200. Also before taking the pictures set the camera back further - some 8~ 10 feet and use the optical zoom to fit the screen. Part of it is my sensitive - magic fingers.