Youtube Settings for focusing on trading cards

Discussion in 'SJ7 Star' started by thecatsmeowth, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. thecatsmeowth

    thecatsmeowth New Member

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    I'm trying to record videos of complete set of trading cards, but can't seem to get a clear focus, especially on the card's text.
     
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    The SJ7 uses a wide angle lens, which means getting information printed on cards is going to need the camera to be close to the cards. But the lens isn't designed to focus up close. I think you want to do something the camera just won't do well, if at all.

    Many digital (still) cameras also shoot video. I think you'll have more luck with putting a camera on a tripod and shooting video that way.
     
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    The more I look into it, the more it appears that it won't be able to do what I need it to. I don't believe I'll be keeping it.
     
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    The SJ7 does a lot of things, but macro or near macro imaging isn't one of them. Now, if you want to shoot a "how I made a video of trading cards" video, the SJ7 is your go-to camera. [/ smile ]
     

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