Cameras and exporting

Here we have posted common questions to do with camera and issues related to exporting from SMP.

Should I use a still or video camera?
There are different ways to use SMP - typically using a video camera or webcam, or with a digital still camera. If you are new to animation we recommend a ...
Fri, 29 Jul, 2016 at 7:13 PM
My webcam image is all pixellated and grainy.
The quality of image is determined in a couple of areas - When you start a new project, the Capture Settings window opens.  Go to the Video camera/webcam...
Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Flicker and color changes with webcams and video cameras
The changes in color are to do with your camera. You need to "lock off" the exposure and white balance. Most cameras automatically change the colo...
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014 at 6:32 AM
USB video adaptor - other uses?
"Hi, we have miniDV tapes on cameras where the firewire connection no longer works.  Will your video adaptors help get the content off the tapes and in...
Thu, 28 Aug, 2014 at 11:37 AM
How can I set up my DSLR to film at 16:9?
Keep the size the same as the camera defaults when shooting.  From the Settings > advanced settings window select the overlay tab. In th...
Sun, 31 Aug, 2014 at 2:05 PM
Why does my camera turn off after a few minutes?
Does your camera keep going into standby mode?  (Go black or blue on screen) Check the following: - you may need to plug it into mains power - Take out...
Mon, 25 Nov, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Can Stop Motion Pro handle 4K image sizes? EG 4096 x 2160 pixels?
You can certainly capture and preview your work filmed at 4K (in Action! HD and Studio editions).  We generate a proxy (a smaller version - up to 1024 x ...
Wed, 8 Apr, 2015 at 10:52 PM
DRAFT Filming and exporting 4:3 or 16:9 (SMP V7.5)
Note, this is for SMP v7.5.   While shooting your animation: As a guide, go to the Settings > Advanced Settings menu item. Select the button ...
Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 at 9:11 PM
DSLR images are very dark
With a Canon or other auto iris changing lens (no manual aperture control): When you capture frames with a DSLR, there are two sets of images. One set is ...
Wed, 15 Jan, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Using a Firewire video camera (MiniDV).
Firewire cameras (often with MiniDV tapes)  - should be in DV mode, not HDV. Also, always turn the camera off when connecting or disconnecting it to a compu...
Mon, 11 Aug, 2014 at 7:34 PM