Originally posted by 2ndSEED
I hear Ur point of view and consideration regarding reflections and so being.
That's a start...
The lights in the picture dont do just for my behalf, the camera was set to night potrait and if U convert the picture from RGB to CMYK U will
get a better tone of colors.
Oh dear. Did you not listen to the bit where I explained that I know
digital imaging? That is simply nonsense.
A CMYK conversion will
simply give you a slightly DIFFERENT gamut, it is only useful for high quality images as part of the print conversion process, and you will NOT get a
magical improvement in colour fidelity from such a low quality image by fiddling with colour mode/depth. To compare colors you need only look at the
RGB ratios. If, in one portion of the image, you have RGB ratios of say 100/50/3 and in another you find a very simlar ratio of say 80/43/2, then you
can very safely say that it is an almost identical colour, just a little darker.
It is your claim, so if you truly, informedly, believe CMYK will help here - firstly CITE your references, and then show us the numbers.
..an take 5 shots in 5 diffrents settings of any item U call it and I will show U that the color tones would alter from one
?? 5 shots in 5 different settings? Your camera almost certainly has a very crude auto (or constantly set) white balance, and no manual control. So
any application of that sort of 'high-tech' analysis is doomed from the start. If you mean sampling a single image in different areas, that is
irrelevant - it is the streetlamp and reflection that is being discussed, so those are the areas you need to sample.
U xperts Know that!!!! Why not apply ur skills?
Maybe you should listen to the experts, or better yet, become one.
Second why does the naysayers constantly analyze the pictures and not analyze the video?
Sigh. Because a video is simply a sequence of single frames. By all means point out what 'sequence' is important to you, or what better frames we
If U take a look of the video on the streaches where I'm focusing on the object (IN VIDEO) why doesn't the so call reflection move and remains
Because it NOT a lens flare - it is a reflection. Yes, people often lump these together, and yes, a true lens flare will move as the camera moves.
BUT A REFLECTION PROBABLY WON'T. To prove it isn't a reflection you need to vary not just the camera's aim, but its relative position (ie
sideways/up/down), and also its tilt, roll and yaw. Finally, you also need to show a different but similar bright object (ie the next streetlamp) at
the exact same location in the image frame and prove that you are not shooting through a window.
Obviously all the professional video experts as they call themself on here ATS
Getting a little snarky? Who on this thread claimed that? I've done plenty of still imaging for money, but no video. Being a 'Professional' does
not mean you are good, or that you know the topic especially well. Do you claim to have more knowledge or expertise than the 'experts' you are
with all their exspensive equiptment and knowledge
I only have a very cheap video camera, as it happens. I don't do a lot of video work myself, apart from using that same cheap camera to show others
how they can use their own cheap cameras to get far better results. But I do know the topic quite well - feel free to browse my contributions on
other threads like this one:
You should perhaps have a good look at that thread, and see if you can spot the difference between your approach, and that of the guy who authored the
and as I may say, why dont they take their curioisty and see just see if it's a reflection , what would it hurt them?
What, you want me to video a reflection on my window too? Wasn't my
good enough for you to recognise a reflection? If it wasn't then you
are unteachable. Does anyone else think it is necessary for me to go to that trouble?
If U are expects U will slow the video down and contstuct all the proper protocols.
As has been pointed out several times to you, not just by me, the quality of thsoe videos makes such an exercise completely pointless. If you want to
do it yourself, blow the images right up without realising that the interpolation is adding even more artefacts to the images than already exist, and
identify the little aliens hiding in their spaceship, knock yourself out.
But here's a thought - don't believe any of us. Go visit your nearest astronomy club. Ask who is the most experienced at videography. Then show
THEM and see what response you get. Please provide the name of club, so we can verify it.
edit on 24-9-2010 by CHRLZ because: my little paws left out a word