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Tom Photiou
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 - posted May 26, 2013 06:56 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello all, No matter how hard i try to take an in focus screenshot i just never seem to make it [Confused]
What are your tips in taking a good screenshot please, some of the ones you chaps take are sooooo good [Wink]

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Vidar Olavesen
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 - posted May 26, 2013 07:03 AM      Profile for Vidar Olavesen   Author's Homepage   Email Vidar Olavesen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can not get a nice shot either ... I tried with a Canon EOS 450D, but it's just too slow. I use a videocamera, a Sony, and film the screen. Get the film onto PC and take snapshots of the film

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Martin Jones
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 - posted May 26, 2013 09:04 AM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Similar technique can be used for other purposes, too.
I wanted screenshots from the TV so I could give my niece a memento of her appearance as a featured extra on Doc Martin. Taking photos of the TV screen was useless, so I asked my son in Brazil (who downloads English TV series from the
Internet) to trawl through the episode until he found the places my BAD photos occurred, then take screenshots (Snapshots) of them from the PC file and email them to me! Result....BRILLIANT!

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Oemer Yalinkilic
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 - posted May 26, 2013 09:12 AM      Profile for Oemer Yalinkilic   Author's Homepage   Email Oemer Yalinkilic   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I use my HTC Desire mobile phone for screenshots.
You have to use it without a flash. About 80% of the screenshots are bad, but few are ok. If you use a projector with Xenon light, sometimes the pics can be look like made from a a pink print.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted May 26, 2013 09:20 AM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No matter what I try I get bad screen shots. They make the film look worse than it actually is. So I don't bother.

PatD

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Vidar Olavesen
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 - posted May 26, 2013 09:25 AM      Profile for Vidar Olavesen   Author's Homepage   Email Vidar Olavesen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Please do anyway, Pat :-)

Love to see other peoples print and most of us are aware that it's looking better in REEL life :-)

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Alan Rik
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 - posted May 26, 2013 12:12 PM      Profile for Alan Rik   Email Alan Rik   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I use my iphone with no flash and the pictures come out very well...unless there is a lot of movement and then there is blur but the colors stay true to what is on the screen for the most part.

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Flavio Stabile
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 - posted May 26, 2013 01:38 PM      Profile for Flavio Stabile   Email Flavio Stabile   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hi!

I take my pictures with a Nikon D3100...

@Vidar: with your Canon eos 450 you should be able to take wonderful pictures...
Try to use a very short exposure time, with absolutely no light in the room and of course no flash!

This is how I shot all my photos.

Of course I then resize them with my PC but I don't touch colours and don't apply any digital effect.

This is for all Sergio Leone's fans! [Wink]

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted May 26, 2013 02:55 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Like Flavio said, if you have a DSLR like the Nikon D-series or Canon EOS-series, then you should be set pretty much off the bat.

It's all about finding the right setting. I use high ISO and fast exposure, that way I "freeze" the frame nicely while still getting a crisp, clear picture.

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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A beautiful picture of "Per un Pugno" there Flavio,is this from
16 or 35mm? Also it looks like 'scope.

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Michael O'Regan
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My Blackberry does just fine.

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Flavio Stabile
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 - posted May 27, 2013 09:09 AM      Profile for Flavio Stabile   Email Flavio Stabile   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Hugh!

it is a 35mm print and in scope!
Very happy to show it because it is really a wonderful print!

Flavio

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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My congratulations Flavio on your having one of the greatest
ground breaking westerns ever made, and a great print to boot.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted May 27, 2013 12:25 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Tom, use your video camera for taking VIDEO (not still pictures).

Open that file in any player. Use pause button to get your desire pictures.

Press "print screen" button on your keyboard (some must be ctrl + "print screen" push together).

Open your MS Paint (should you be on Microsoft). Prest ctrl + v for pasting the picture on MS Paint. Do cropping and voila!...

With the above method you will get the best scene possible.

This is for an example of a screen shot from Super 8mm Ektachrome 100D I take form youtube

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and later I cropped for better presentation:

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted May 27, 2013 08:05 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
i shall have go, thanks for all the replies

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