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Nokia N8 Imaging & Video Tips



Ari Partinen gave this presentation to the Cannes Young Lions 2011 to help them with their use of the Nokia N8.

Ari Partinen gave this presentation to the Cannes Young Lions 2011 to help them with their use of the Nokia N8.

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    • Nokia N8 Getting the most from itAri Partinen – Nokia Imaging
    • Nokia N8
      Best mobile imaging device today
      12Mpix stills and 720p HD Video (H.262/MPEG-4)
      28mm vide angle F2.8 Carl Zeiss Tessar Optics
      Large 1/1.83” Image sensor and Xenon flash
      HDMI connectivity
      Image processing tuned by photographers
    • Practicalities
      Make sure the Camera is on High Definition!
      To save battery, make sure you turn off the “Save Location info”
      For speed and reliability, use a memory card to store the footage
      For speed, download your footage to PC/Mac via card reader
    • Telling a story through video
      Excellent idea
      Fluent story telling
      Technical execution
    • Telling a story through video
      Excellent idea = Difficult
      Fluent story telling = Challenging
      Technical execution = Easy
    • Technical potholes
      Lens flare
      Auto Focus with video
      Auto exposure
      Auto White Balance
      Low light performance and noise
    • Lens Flare
      From this
      To this
      Plan your shots
      Make sure lens is clean
      Use hand as lens hood
    • Auto focus
      Video sharp from roughly 1 meter to infinity
      With additional wide angle lens you can use shorter distances
      Extreme Close-ups achievable with close-up lens
    • Auto Exposure
      AE adjusted according to relatively small spot located center of the image
      Place bright areas center frame when ever possible
      People see blown out whites but don´t mind black
    • Auto Exposure
      Scenes with very high dynamic range can be evened out with external lights or careful planning.
      If high contrast scenes can´t be avoided measure exposure from the brightest part of the scene!
    • Auto White Balance
      AWB designed to correct color errors caused by different lighting conditions.
      Designed not to be perfect. Candle light should be warm, snow gold.
      For desired effect manual AWB can be used. Cloudy pre-setting on sunny day gives warm tones.
      Several light sources in one scene may cause problems.
    • Low light performance
      For best possible results, Cheat.
      Normal mode 25fps, low light 15fps, night 5 fps.
    • Zoom
      3 times digital zoom available.
      No loss in sharpness!
      For best results go with either 2x or 3x zoom.
      Zoom above the “i” in Nokia!
    • Handshake
      Handshake rarely looks good
      Unless it´s intentional
      When using steady cams or tripods turn off the video stabilization
      Avoid very fast panning in your takes
      It might distort vertical lines
    • Audio
      Wind noise reduction.
      Recording level control in harsh environments like rock concerts.
      Bit rate 128000, Sampling rate 48000.
      Two stereo microphones, one facing forward one backward
      Singapore Birdpark
    • Other Benefits
    • Nobody takes you seriously!
    • Super easy to carry when travelling
      And you can call help when in you ran out of money
    • It´s easy to get creative with small device
      And you can take it to places
      where SLR´s are not allowed =)
    • Easy to cover the craziestscenesfrom multiple angles
    • “There´s more to the picture than meets the eye”
      -Neil Young
      Enjoy the device and Get creative
      Thank you