Initial set up <ul><li>One of the first things that I needed to do was to find out all the equipment that I needed to make sure that everything was ok to use. </li></ul><ul><li>I then had to put up the light and angle it downwards. </li></ul><ul><li>Next I put a table directly in front of the light. </li></ul><ul><li>Then I put up the tripod and camera </li></ul>
Controls of the camera Power cable USB cable Set button On/ off switch and video/ still image option Zoom Function button
Adjusting the focus To adjust the focus I moved the wheel either way until it was sharp and clear. To help decide on how to focus the camera, I placed a piece of text in front of it, which became blurred or sharp when moving the wheel.
White balance To set the white balance, I had to click the function button, then scroll across to select the right tool, then click set.
Setting the exposure Next, I set the exposure to +3 but clicking set, then scrolling up to select exposure.
To make sure that each drawing was in the same place, I blue tacked an A3 sheet to the desk with ruler guides.
IStopMotion When the rig is set up, I loaded up the program IStopMotion. When open, I selected the device as Legria HV40 (camera). Once selected, the black screen changed to the view from the camera. I wanted 4 frames per second so clicked on the 4 key for my animatic.