CAPcam application is divided into four panels.
Any mouse operation inside the image panel (scrolling, drag n' drop) does not influence the focal plane. To manipulate the focal plane, cmd-key must be pressed.
The colors used for the different controls are showing their relations.
Any lens or back comes with a dedicated configuration file. There are also configuration files for any possible mounting option.
Chose the appropriate INI-file from the configuration menu.
Connection mode buttons are placed in the control panel.
When starting a new session it is recommended to reset any settings to their default values using Menu \Edit\Initialize.
Menu \Edit\Undo discards any changes applied to the shown image. It has the same effect as reloading the image.
Unlike other cameras, CAPcam allows to define individual distance to different points in the scene.
The markers indicating where a distance value should be applied, are called focus handles.
Handles can be moved with the mouse in the focal plane indicated by the grid.
Moving handles does not change the orientation of the focal plane. But since different scene points have different distance to the sensor, the distance value will be updated.
Distance is notated as the length of the light ray from a given point on the sensor (image) to its corresponding point in the focal plane of the scene.
The colored bars in the control panel correspond with the focus handles in the image panel.
Δ indicates the focus difference between the last and next image in viewers direction.
ΔN indicates the focus difference between the last and next image measured in the right angle to the focal plane.
The gray bar is assigned to the cursor position. These values cannot be edited.
Adjusting the distance for the next image can be done in several ways:
The focal plane can be controlled using two different approaches. Modes can be switched freely during focussing.
Any distance or tilt/shift reading is updated independent of the focussing mode.
Editing tilt/swing automatically switches to single point focussing. The yellow handle is the anchor where the focal plane tilts/swings around.
The grid visualizes the orientation of the focal plane.
Moving the magenta grid handles changes the size and rotation of the grid on the focal plane. The orientation of the plane in the 3D scene is not affected by this.
In single point focussing the two higlighted grid lines allow to manipulate the orientation of the focal plane. Press cmd-key while dragging the lines.
see how it works...