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Bob Cole
testing for dust on sensor; MBP as monitor
on Nov 26, 2017 at 1:35:52 am

In film days, it was very common to check for "hair in the gate." Now, I want to verify that I have no dust specks on the sensor. No matter how careful you are when changing lenses, stuff happens.

Do you think that a useful tool for this might be a Retina MacBook Pro? Both because it has such high resolution, and because it is a computer, with Photoshop's Magic Wand tool which is so good at finding sensor dust.

Adobe used to have software which enabled you to use a laptop as a field monitor and maybe even grab a still frame. Does this exist in any form today? (I know I can always simply capture footage as if I'm beginning to edit, but the goal is to avoid any interruption in the flow of the shoot.)

Bob C


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Bouke Vahl
Re: testing for dust on sensor; MBP as monitor
on Jan 29, 2018 at 1:10:07 pm

You can use Scopebox with a BM mini recorder.
It also doubles as a backup recording device.

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Bob Cole
Re: testing for dust on sensor; MBP as monitor
on Mar 13, 2018 at 6:43:14 pm

Thanks!

I don't understand exactly, how Scopebox would help me. Can you please explain?

Bob C


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Bouke Vahl
Re: testing for dust on sensor; MBP as monitor
on Mar 14, 2018 at 8:18:50 am

[Bob Cole] "software which enabled you to use a laptop as a field monitor and maybe even grab a still frame."

Scopebox can do this, and display vectorscope / waveform, and record video as well.
Isn't that what you want? (Oh, it's cheap too, and it takes a bit of fiddling around to find where everything is hidden, but you'll get there.)

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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