Camera Settings

For RTI domes we recommend the following settings to ensure a consistent series of images:

  • Manual focus
  • Fixed ASA – typically 100
  • Manual exposure (e.g. 1/4s F10)
  • Vibration reduction off (lens and camera)
  • Manual white balance (set a custom one using a grey card – see camera manual)
  • Turn off image preview so the camera does not try to show each image on the screen
  • Turn off or prevent any automatic uploading to a computer (e.g. wifi, BT, USB)
  • Geometric distortion correction – normally left on as cameras know how to apply it for their lens
  • Turn off auto-rotate – as it makes looking at image sets confusing
  • Turn off any mirror-up or delay before capture (unless you can adjust the controller to compensate)
  • Check “Release mode” is Single – in case you have used the camera in another mode elsewhere
  • Set Picture Control (mild adjustment cameras have for sharpness/balance) to Neutral (if using JPG) – not any “Auto” which can alter between exposures.
  • On mirrorless cameras it is possible to use electronic shutter or “Silent” mode
  • Check image resolution is on maximum
  • Use a fast card as this reduces flush-to-card waiting and is safer for fast shutter speeds.