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    An Old Ore
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    I’m interested in this type of software. I might borrow the camera from work and make a short film with it. It’s a canon (not sure of the model number) but it’s a DSLR and I wasn’t sure if it could be used for brickfilming…

    #176114 Reply
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    DSLRs are great for brickfilming, because you can attach a manual lens. You need a webcam or dv for live-preview, though, because a DSLR can’t do this (Olympus E330 being the notable exception).
    Shutter lifetime is another aspect… I don’t hesitate ‘murdering’ a cheap 150euro A520 for brickfilming, but a $1000 E330 ?

    #176121 Reply
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    I’ve been looking for a suitable lens for my Pentax istD for some time now, to no avail. I want a small minimal distance (like 3-5cm) but even macro lenses don’t seem to be able to do this, the distance between lens and object usually has to be more like 20cm. I’ve also experimented with macro rings (too narrow depth of field) but I don’t quite like what I get there: In my opinion, the camera has to be really near to the objects or otherwise it’ll look like the film consists of one boring tele shot after the other. I think I will stick with my A70 now, the image quality is certainly good enough and the camera itself is quite handy (small and with flexible options like zoom in macro mode). If anyone has success with a DSLR, I’m certainly interested to see the results and reconsider, but for now I have given up the search for a lens that suits my needs.

    Mirko

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    After my Sony digital still camera broke, I’m thinking about getting a new Cannon camera. I’m thinking about this one. If I got it, would I be able to animate with it, or what? Would I be able to get live feed through my camera with this one? Thanks,

    -htf

    #176333 Reply
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    The A610 looks good because it has all manual control. Whether it is remote controllable via the SDK and Haukinger’s software, he should be able to tell you. The Stop Motion Pro website doesn’t list any specific models, maybe that means all Canons work, but I don’t know.

    Mirko

    #176341 Reply
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    Not all Powershots have the full manual mode, which is absolutely essential for animation. I think that one does, though.

    #176530 Reply
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    The A610 is not listed on the Canon developer-site, and dpreview.com says it has no remote-control
    You should look for one of those:
    Digital IXUS, Digital IXUS 30, 300, 330, 40, 400, 430, 50, 500, 700, i, i5, II, IIs, v, v2, v3
    PowerShot A10, A100, A20, A200, A30, A300, A310, A40, A400, A510, A520, A60, A620, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, Pro 1, Pro 90 IS, S1 IS, S10, S2 IS, S20, S30, S40, S45, S50, S60, S70, S80.
    For these, there’s an SDK available, either the one I use or a special one for A620 and S80. Be aware that not all cameras support all of the SDK’s functions…

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    High Tower,

    stay away from the A610 for brickfilming. As Haukinger said this one is (for some stoopid reason) not remotely operatable. Its a very fine cam though… I’ve got mine about a month ago. :) Its just not fit for brickfilming. :(

    I might buy a used A70 or A90 just for filming, if I will find time and space for brickfilming again.

    brickbrock

    #176843 Reply
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    Previously, I have worked with a security camera with interchangeable lenses.
    http://www.nextworldstudios.com/tlc/ind … age004.jpg
    It’s a 4.0 to 16mm zoom lens, and I was able to get it really close to the minifigs, about half an inch. But the quality was down on what it should be.

    I’ve seen films in the directory that were made with the QCP4000 that looked better. I think it may have been the codecs I was using to encode it.

    #177569 Reply
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    Thanks guys for helping me out.
    I’m thinking about the A520 does your software support this camera? Thanks,

    -htf

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