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Nokia N8 Imaging & Video Tips

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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 Imaging & Video Tips

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

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