Early Access Feature
Cinema Capture is a feature that is actively in development and requires Depthkit's Early Access program to activate. Early Access it recommended for user testing and prototyping. We strongly recommend thorough testing before taking it into production.
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Welcome to Depthkit’s Cinema Capture workflow, a system of pairing the industry’s highest quality depth and color cameras for cinematic results out of your volumetric footage. This feature is all about augmenting your existing video workflow with depth data, for maximum flexibility over your 2.5D capture, putting the power of high quality volumetric video at your fingertips.
For highest quality volumetric footage, we recommend that you record with Cinema Capture on a green screen, to take advantage of the quality boosting impact of Depthkit's Refinement Workflow. This is not required, but we guarantee it will look awesome!
In this guide we will cover everything required to make the best possible recording with Depthkit.
- Recommended Equipment: Covers supported depth sensors, camera/lens recommendations, required calibration charts, and how to securely mount your sensor to the camera. The latter is essential for a successful camera pairing and will require the purchase of standard grip gear.
- Lens Correction Profiles: The key step before pairing your camera and sensor, this generates camera and lens pairing data that will be unique to your camera/lens combination. This step requires some care and precision and may take over an hour. However once completed, you can reuse this profile if using the exact same camera and lens combination (with matching focal length).
- Camera Pairing: Pairing your camera and depth sensor in Depthkit. This is the final step in preparing for a Cinema Capture and generates pairing data between the camera and sensor with the help of a calibration chart - calibration chart - A chessboard pattern used to calibrate multiple devices, either for a camera/lens combination or a camera/depth sensor combination. . This process may take over and hour to complete.
Never paired cameras together before? No worries, we are here to take you through each step. Let's get started!