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Tech Tip: Setting Up Camera Views


correct viewWhen setting up camera views, a customer will often ask for a wide-angel view to see as much as possible. Unfortunately, a wide view will give a picture with no detail. An analogy is watching a football game: If you zoom out to see the whole field, you can see all of the players moving, but can’t see the actual football. If you zoom in to see the player with the ball, you can’t see the whole field; unless you have a lot of tightly zoomed-in cameras. The strategy our techs use typically is a combination of tight views and wide angle shots to get optimum coverage. In general, we always try for the tightest shot possible without loosing information. Avoiding camera shots that have excessive sky or chunks of a building that we don’t need to see is our goal. Unless we are concerned about parachuting commandos, any of the camera view looking at the sky is wasted pixels.  🙂

These tech tips are intended to provide insights to small nuances to help with many different products we offer. It is the small attention to detail that separates an outstanding job from an OK one. Although these apply primarily to technicians, they will help others gain insight to what the technicians do – in small doses.