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Death Lens settings?
« on: June 30, 2022, 11:32:53 PM »
I bough the fisheye and the pro but what settings should I use in the death lens app when I want to make  Instagram clips ?

On thei website they say Ąsquareď is perfect for Instagram, but wouldnít hd make more sense?

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2022, 01:20:04 AM »

it depends "where" you upload it
as a classic post you can't turn your screen to make it full screen (square might be better in that case)
as a reel i think you can (HD should fit)

but it first depends on how you want it to look

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2022, 03:05:25 AM »

it depends "where" you upload it
as a classic post you can't turn your screen to make it full screen (square might be better in that case)
as a reel i think you can (HD should fit)

but it first depends on how you want it to look

Oh man I’m not even on Instagram yet! Could you explain the difference ? I have no idea what you are talking about



I’ll read up on it



Edit:ok I don’t get it. When would it make sense to post a reel instead of a classic post ?

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2022, 06:40:06 AM »
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it depends "where" you upload it
as a classic post you can't turn your screen to make it full screen (square might be better in that case)
as a reel i think you can (HD should fit)

but it first depends on how you want it to look
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Oh man Iím not even on Instagram yet! Could you explain the difference ? I have no idea what you are talking about



Iíll read up on it



Edit:ok I donít get it. When would it make sense to post a reel instead of a classic post ?

Reels make sense when you film vertically as the video will take up the entire screen. If you film in 16:9, 4:3 or square, the video will either be cropped in to fill the screen or have huge black spaces above and below the video.

Film vertical: Reel/ Story
Film horizontal/ square: Post

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2022, 09:26:08 AM »
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it depends "where" you upload it
as a classic post you can't turn your screen to make it full screen (square might be better in that case)
as a reel i think you can (HD should fit)

but it first depends on how you want it to look
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Oh man Iím not even on Instagram yet! Could you explain the difference ? I have no idea what you are talking about



Iíll read up on it



Edit:ok I donít get it. When would it make sense to post a reel instead of a classic post ?
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Reels make sense when you film vertically as the video will take up the entire screen. If you film in 16:9, 4:3 or square, the video will either be cropped in to fill the screen or have huge black spaces above and below the video.

Film vertical: Reel/ Story
Film horizontal/ square: Post


I see, thx!

But what differs a reel video from an average post?
Just the vertical / horizontal posts? Thatís it? I donít get it

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2022, 10:24:39 AM »

But what differs a reel video from an average post?
Just the vertical / horizontal posts? Thatís it? I donít get it

Reels are presented in more of a TikTok style, and maybe shown to everyone, not just followers? Stories are kinda like hard posts that disappear after 24 hours.

IDK, I'm old and that's the best I can come up with.

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2022, 02:14:03 AM »
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it depends "where" you upload it
as a classic post you can't turn your screen to make it full screen (square might be better in that case)
as a reel i think you can (HD should fit)

but it first depends on how you want it to look
[close]

Oh man Iím not even on Instagram yet! Could you explain the difference ? I have no idea what you are talking about



Iíll read up on it



Edit:ok I donít get it. When would it make sense to post a reel instead of a classic post ?
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Reels make sense when you film vertically as the video will take up the entire screen. If you film in 16:9, 4:3 or square, the video will either be cropped in to fill the screen or have huge black spaces above and below the video.

Film vertical: Reel/ Story
Film horizontal/ square: Post
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I see, thx!

But what differs a reel video from an average post?
Just the vertical / horizontal posts? Thatís it? I donít get it

it's a bit weird to explain because insta has flopped between different video formats/platforms for uploading. when the video thing first got added it was 15 second clips, then it got expanded to 1 minute, then they came about with the IGTV thing, then I assume that got scrapped and now it's "reels" - reels are basically just Insta's attempt at Tiktok videos.

so let's say you film a clip of someone in portrait/verical mode. if you post that as a regular video post it will be cropped down to a square format, so you'll either be chopping heads or boards off the clip most likely. this doesn't affect landscape/horizontal videos.

if you post the portrait/vertical clip as a reel, it will be uncropped and allow you to add other clips to the reel, along with music. it also shows up in the reels section of IG and not just the main post feed, so you tend to get likes from people who don't follow you etc. i started posting clips as reels recently as i was tired of insta's shitty cropping, last video post was 2 weeks ago and i still get a couple likes a day on it. had some friends who's reels got picked up by the algorithm and they got a shit ton of views/likes.

you can also post the vertical clips as a story; think of them like temporary posts that are there for 24 hours, however they also have the option to be permanently shown in a highlights section on your profile.

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2022, 04:20:36 PM »
Ok thx guys. That’s all new to me.


Another video question:
Is there a way to get the shaking out after it’s filmed?

Everybody who films me sucks at filming.

I would love an iPhone app for it if possible. I tried emilsio cause I heard that can do it, but no. Didn’t work.
I’d have to zoom like crazy and that would fuck the videos up too.

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2022, 01:45:51 AM »
isn't the shaking coming from stabilization being on on your phone while using a fisheye ?
if so, you can change that in the Deathlens app

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2022, 04:10:49 PM »
Oh I need to check if stabilization is on. So without would be better?

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2022, 01:19:00 AM »
you always disable stabilization when using a fisheye on a phone or on a real camera

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2022, 02:11:45 AM »
you always disable stabilization when using a fisheye on a phone or on a real camera

Oh man Iím such an idiot. I thought you use it always with fisheye lenses, at least when you use one with a vignette

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Re: Death Lens settings?
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2022, 06:06:52 AM »
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you always disable stabilization when using a fisheye on a phone or on a real camera
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Oh man Iím such an idiot. I thought you use it always with fisheye lenses, at least when you use one with a vignette

you def want any stab turned off while filming fisheye, but it might also be shaky from the actual filming. One of the best ways to avoid shaky cam is to add weight. If you're using a cam caddie or whatever they are, see if you can add a couple pounds of weight to it.