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Old May 5th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #1
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need to shoot Cinema Display, cu screen: best settings?

Hi there,
I have to get some close up shots of my computer display (lcd), and so far, my attempts haven't worked. I'm getting funny lines and a "mesh" that I'd like to avoid.
Are there some settings I need to tweak to be able to do this properly?
thanks, Malcolm
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Old May 5th, 2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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It may be moire patterning. If so then just alter the focal length a fraction and defocus a fraction as well.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 01:40 PM   #3
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Thanks Bruce... I'll give that a try.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 05:37 AM   #4
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Thanks Bruce... I'll give that a try.
Malcolm

As Bruce says, just nudge the focus off by a fraction. Feels wrong to do it but gets the best results.
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yes - defocus just a tiny bit will get rid of the moiré
I like to be not too close to the screen in order to avoid wide angle distortion.
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Old May 9th, 2010, 03:08 PM   #6
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Unless it is part of a set, it is best to use a screen capture utility like Snapz ProX. And then add it in your NLE.

Even if it is part of a set, I like to capture the screen separately and then add it back in in AE or similar program.

This way you get total control of the look of the screen. And it comes out very clean.
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Old May 9th, 2010, 08:10 PM   #7
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Hi all,
I appreciated the help. I ended up taking all of your advice. I did shoot the screen, by backing off a bit and nudging focus a bit (as Bruce and Marcus suggested); I also used a great screen-capture software called ScreenFlow (thanks, Olof, for reminding me about screen-capture software): this gave me some very nice (and very clean) screen shots. The reason I wanted the EX-1 shots (as hard as they were to get) is that I got some nice pans and zoom-ins/outs, that no screen-capture software could have given me. All in all and all-together), it worked out quite well.
So, thanks again.
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