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Taking pictures from a MUTR

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:13 am
by ljones
Hello all! :-)

Ok yes I'm new around here(!) and although I don't do a *huge* amount of NBTV style stuff there is one question that I've always wanted to ask but could never really find out that much about the subject. You see I have one of the MUTR kits -- it is working without any problems (creating images to view on it though isn't that easy I find, as all the programs are windows only x.x).

However there's one question I'd like to ask -- how do you go about taking pictures of the MUTR's display with a digital camera? Does anyone know exactly which settings work best? I've tried several times over the course of when I've tried using the MUTR but all I succeded in getting was either a red fuzzy image or a partial image. Just wondered if anyone else had any better success?



Re: Taking pictures from a MUTR

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:47 pm
by Steve Anderson
Hello, and welcome to the forum.

It is tricky taking photos of flickering NBTV displays/monitors.

I wrote the attached some six years ago for incusion in the NBTVA newsletter, as far as I know it's not been published. Even at six years old it's still applicable to current digital still cameras. If this doesn't quite answer your problems, post them here and hopefully someone should be able to help.

Although the example used here is a CRT, it still applies to disc/drum monitors too.

Steve A.

As an afterthought, if you can't find the manual for your camera, most can be downloaded as a .pdf from the manufacturer's web-site. Have the camera to hand as you'll need the model number and quite often the serial number too...things sometimes change during a production run. The 'simple software' I refer to at the end is something like Irfanview, a freebie and good at what it does, Google it.