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Lightweight Digi Camera

Last post 05-18-2013, 22:08 by BARYE. 11 replies.
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  •  05-18-2013, 4:36 592940

    Lightweight Digi Camera

    Hi Folks

    I have a Sony Alpha Camera, which is very heavy. But is ideal fro my wife's photo requirements as well as mine.

    My wife is unable to hold anything heavy, so I bought her the small Samsung ES15 camera.

    It is just about light enough for her to manage.

    BUT, she mainly wants to take high resolution close ups of her Hand Made Cards that vary in size from A5 up to a 12 x 12 inch card, 

    The Samsung always gives her a "Curved"  image, (mainly top and bottom), which cannot be straightened out using PSP.

    We have tried to take at a distance, to no avail.

    Is there a lightweight digi camera that would give a nice photo image that has straight sides on the market ??? 

    Any suggestions please, and I will follow up at a Camera shop.

    Cheers. 

  •  05-18-2013, 5:25 592944 in reply to 592940

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

    If with "Curved" you mean some kind of fisheye distortion then this tool might help.

    BARYE posted about the tool here, he even bought the product and hence might be able to do some tests for you.

  •  05-18-2013, 5:50 592946 in reply to 592944

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

    Defishr from the same compagny is more expansive but much more powerful. ProDAD's webpage of Defishr and my review of the product at Declic-Video-Fx.com.
  •  05-18-2013, 5:51 592947 in reply to 592946

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

    Oopps, Paul !

    aet3 is speaking about still pictures.

  •  05-18-2013, 6:02 592948 in reply to 592944

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

    Hi - Thank You the responses.

    Yes - I am asking about still photos, it must be a "fisheye" effect.

    Instead of a square picture, it is curved at the top and bottom. 

    I was surprised that PSP was not able to correct the picture.

    It only "squared" the picture to upright etc, but still had the curve of the outer frame work..

    Cheers. 

  •  05-18-2013, 6:10 592949 in reply to 592948

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

    If PSP =PaintShopPro, check out Menu Settings, Fisheye distortion correction.
  •  05-18-2013, 6:19 592950 in reply to 592949

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

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  •  05-18-2013, 6:20 592951 in reply to 592950

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

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  •  05-18-2013, 7:22 592956 in reply to 592947

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

    saby:

    Oopps, Paul !

    aet3 is speaking about still pictures.

    ProDRENALIN and more specifically the fisheye distortion removal tool does work for still pics.

    From the Prodad product page:

    Why Choose ProDRENALIN?

    • Automatically remove fisheye distortion from video or still pics – Sometimes the fisheye effect is desired however sometimes you want a flat, normal looking image and correct perspective distortion too.
    • .... .

    ... but if aet3 already has PSP, he'd better use that program.

  •  05-18-2013, 8:23 592962 in reply to 592944

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

    plemmens:

    If with "Curved" you mean some kind of fisheye distortion then this tool might help.

    BARYE posted about the tool here, he even bought the product and hence might be able to do some tests for you.

    sometime this weekend I'll try to use the Defishr component of ProDrenalin on GoPro3 footage -- presumably it ought work essentially the same with stills ...

     

  •  05-18-2013, 11:08 592978 in reply to 592962

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

    Hi Again

    OK - I will try the PSP correction.

    I don't know how I missed it -"Old Age" again I expect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

    I have a busy weekend - so I will give it a try over the next day or two and let you know how I get on.

    Cheers. 

  •  05-18-2013, 22:08 593022 in reply to 592962

    Re: Lightweight Digi Camera

    BARYE:
    plemmens:

    If with "Curved" you mean some kind of fisheye distortion then this tool might help.

    BARYE posted about the tool here, he even bought the product and hence might be able to do some tests for you.

    sometime this weekend I'll try to use the Defishr component of ProDrenalin on GoPro3 footage -- presumably it ought work essentially the same with stills ...

     

    I shot some stills using the GoPro 2, and then applied the Defishr correction. (There are about 25 profiles available -- various GoPro permutations, as well as Canon cameras, Samsung phones, etc)               

    The profile applied to the original photo is posted here -- which is a GoPro 2 shot in 1080 wide, within the housing.   

    (I'll continue this post and upload most of the samples in the primary GoPro thread... )

     


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