The Camera Settings

The virtual "camera" inside of continuum acts very similarly to a real camera in such it has the same parameters to expose or pick a brightness for the picture to be displayed on your monitor. These parameters include Aperture (in F-Stops), Shutter Speed/Time, ISO, and I include an easy exposure slider. Focal Length drives DoF and the Lens Flare, however, it is included here because it is a property of the lens.


Aperture

Aperture affects a lot of effects in Continuum, it changed the brightness, the DoF, and the Lens Flare. Higher apertures lead to a darker image (More Info Why), makes the DoF sharper or less blurred, it also expands the area of focus (Similarly to Focal Length), and finally the Lens Flare will become much smaller on the screen and much brighter.

F-Stops or Fractional Stops are an easy way to determine the size of the input lens, this is why it has such a dramatic effect on the image.

 

f/2.8

  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter Speed: 1 / 200
  • Focal Length: 90

f/5.6

  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter Speed: 1 / 200
  • Focal Length: 90

f/11.0

  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter Speed: 1 / 200
  • Focal Length: 90

Shutter Speed

Shutter Speed is pretty easy, it is the time it allows light to enter the camera for one frame, higher values will lead to a lot of motion blur, keep in mind 1/100 is larger than 1/500 for example. It also affects brightness as well, 1/200 is twice as dark as 1/100 and 1/100 is twice as bright as 1/50

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1 / 25

  • F/16.0
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 55
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1 / 100

  • F/16.0
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 55
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1 / 400

  • F/16.0
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 55

ISO

ISO is a little more complex than Shutter speed but similarly, it acts as a brightness slider, this setting describes the sensors sensitivity to light, so instead of time or the hole in the lens, this is the part when light becomes visible to the camera. Higher ISO's will eventually lead to a pure noise image, the higher the ISO the more noise there will be in the final image. This effect can be observed in cameras as well. (Noise not currently implemented*)

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100

  • F/16.0
  • Shutter Speed: 1 / 400
  • Focal Length: 55
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400

  • F/16.0
  • Shutter Speed: 1 / 400
  • Focal Length: 55
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800

  • F/16.0
  • Shutter Speed: 1 / 400
  • Focal Length: 55

Exposure Offset

The exposure slider is a non-PBR value that acts as a general color/luma preserving brightness slider. It's measured in stops, each stop is 4x brighter than the last.

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-1.0 EV

  • F/16.0
  • Shutter Speed: 1 / 100
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 55
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0.0 EV

  • F/16.0
  • Shutter Speed: 1 / 100
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 55
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+1.0 EV

  • F/16.0
  • Shutter Speed: 1 / 100
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 55