Techniques Archive

How to Calculate the Field of View (FOV) for Any Lens.

In this Skylapser video, we show you how to calculate the Field of View (FOV) for any lens on any camera. For shooting panoramic or giga-pixel photos, it’s necessary to know both the horizontal and the vertical FOV for the particular lens that you are using. Most sites only show you the Diagonal FOV for a full frame 35mm camera. Luckily there are exceptions, such as Max Lyon’s Photography Calculator page here:…
But another way to calculate FOV is by using the following formula:
2x arctan(Sensor mm/2/(Lens mm))in deg
You can copy or type this formula into Google search and substitute the values for your camera’s sensor dimensions and your lens focal length and it will calculate your FOV value.

Timelapse 101: RAW vs. JPEG Timelapse Workflow

In this Timelapse 101 episode we explain the difference between RAW and JPEG image formats and why you should always shoot your timelapses in RAW (except when you have to shoot in JPEG. We also demonstrate a time lapse workflow using Adobe Camera Raw and Panolapse softwares.
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Time-Lapse 101: Adobe CC Timelapse RAW Workflow Tutorial

How to import your timelapse RAW photos and create timelapse videos using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. We cover RAW file importing, renaming your files, organizing your files and creating timelapse video using Adobe Bridge CC, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe After Effects CC, and Adobe Media Encoder.