Frequently Asked Questions
We know you have them, here are answers to the common ones.
I'm having trouble getting MovieSlate to appear on camera in sunlight, what can I do?
There are a number of things we recommend you do when shooting outside in bright daylight:
In MovieSlate > Settings > Slate Appearance:
Change the slate background to black, this automatically changes the slate font color to white-- creating a higher-contrast background-to-foreground.
Set the Timecode Color to White or green.
Set the Timecode Font to "Denecke Bold" or "MovieSlate Bold Italic".
Turn off ghosted timecode elements (appears in the Timecode Font setting).
Change the Slate Font to a bold/black and blocky sans-serif typeface.
Use the "Classic Zebra Wide" Clapper stick design.
Change the Flash Graphic away to white or choose one of the larger-scale images like "Gray Card" or "Color Bars, EIA".
Consider using MovieSlate's Leader Roll feature to flash on screen important data in large type that is easier for the camera to capture.
TIP: Save the preceding changes as a New Theme, that way you've got a "Daylight" set of choices for quick access.
Some other recommendations:
Set the screen brightness to maximum (but be aware of the extra power drain on your battery).
When shooting the slate, angle the screen towards the ground to reduce glare.
Put an anti-glare or matte screen protector on the device to reduce reflections.
Consider a hood for the iPad, or a case with a rigid screen cover that can double as a shade for the screen.
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