Getting good pix from an ROV
Wednesday, May 15, 2002
2:00–3:00 p.m. Seminar
3:00–4:00 p.m. Hands-on demo session
The cameras in an ROV are your underwater eyes, and the tapes recorded
from them are the most direct ways for landlocked researchers and the
general public to participate in undersea explorations. This seminar will
discuss the technical controls available for ROV videography and the
principles guiding their use, so that you can record the best video
possible for both scientific and general purpose viewing. We’ll look at
lighting, contrast, dimensionality, color, texture, motion, and scale.
We’ll explore the differences in perception of a video image between the
on-scene operator and the armchair viewer and discuss the importance of
contextual cues. Video clips will be shown and there will be plenty of
time for questions and answers.
Adam Wilt is a videographer, engineer, and writer for DV
Magazine. His website is http://www.adamwilt.com.
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