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Your setup should be sufficient with the white paper on the wall and a neutral white (not warm, not cool) lamp. However, if you are going to chroma key out the back drop, your setup may cast your shadow onto it. Having a uniform backdrop is essential when using chroma key. You can do a couple things to reduce or eliminate shadows on a backdrop. Add ...


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I'll be the first to comment that some white paints are "more white" than others - make sure to calibrate first, especially since you are capturing skin tones. Depending on your platform, you should have white balance tools for your webcam available to you. I've noticed, for example, that the auto white balance in software tends to calibrate for the blue ...


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There are old approaches to triggering two cameras simultaneously. While the Nikon AR-4 has two different threads (it was designed for a macro system where you want the lens disconnected from the body to be triggered at the same time as the shutter) - similar dual threaded cable releases can be found if one looks. Note, however, that this requires a ...


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As there is no way to synchronize the frame capture times between the two DSLRs, you cannot record in 3D. You would need to make some kind of a synchronization circuit and for that you need to hack into the DSLRs - way too complex for your project I guess. You can create 3D images though this way as single-triggering two cameras using one wire or wireless ...


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You, sir, are right on. What I like about your propposed setup is the simplicity, and the effectivity. You'd save space, time and money and will be able to get very, very good results. You can improve the reflactivity of your bounce difuser by choosing solid cardboard as white as possible. You can also use translucent paper with aluminum foil as a backing, ...


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Absolutely! You're using this for a video setup, but it's common in still photography with strobes, where this technique is known as "bounce flash". The caveat is that strobes — like from studio lighting, from hotshoe flashes, or even from the popup flash of a camera — are very short intense bursts of light. Your lamp, and probably even your spotlight, ...


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It will work after a fashion, but you'll get substantial reduction in light level when the light is reflected. In your application it may well be adequate. If you wish to use a diffuser you do not need a formal or commercial one. The paper that you intend stick on the wall could be used instead as a diffuser - it may prove too opaque, but it's easily ...



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