Compact photo-video studios
How does it work ?
# The compact photo-video studios concept
Light is the key to successful photography and yet it is also its main difficulty.
ScanCube developed in 2009 the first compact photo studio equipped with FLC® technology (Full Light Control).
This continuous innovation has created a box including 6 light sources. Remotely controlled by our EasyScanCube software, the connected booth modulates the power of each luminous source so as to instantly adapt to the characteristics of the product to be photographed.
Moreover, EasyScanCube controls and synchronizes all other equipment that make up the ScanCube system:
- digital camera,
- the laser for quick and precise centering,
- the turntable for 360° animations.
It also automates all processes, from the picture taking to the creation of visuals and their file: in jpeg, tiff, png or raw; animations in html, gif or swf; videos in mov.
Creation, composition and rendering are also helped by many features: Automatic framing and cropping, position memory, dual cameras, animation script, multiformat save, stacking (hyperfocus) comparison table…
With ScanCube technology, producing quality photos or animations becomes much more accessible, not only in terms of simplicity and size but also in terms of cost.
# How Does it work ?
1 Place the product
Place the product to be photographed inside the light booth.
You can see on your screen the product as it will be photographed. The software’s interface, simple and intuitive, is organized around this preview: different tools assist you to position the product and reframe the image automatically according to your saved preferences. If you are creating an animation with the turntable, the software centre as precisely as possible. Accessories allow you to take vertical pictures, suspend a handle, a strap, and much more.
2 Choose a model
Choose a model photo similar
to the object to be photographed.
.In your model photos album, click on an object similar to the product to be photographed. With this click, you have just set your studio lights up according to the product as well set up the camera. Through your screen, you can control, in real-time simulation, the result. If you wish, you can make changes or enable automatic correction. If you are concerned about simplicity or if you are a professional, you can go much further, the software will accompany you (stacking, advanced settings …).
3 Launch, then visualize
Select the type of visual you need and start the creation process.
The software remembers your habits, but only a single click is needed to change things. The computer controls the various hardware elements and synchronizes the optional turntable. Automatically saved on your computer in the various requested formats, the image or animation is immediately available. You can create anything from photos with or without automatic cropping, 360° packshots, taking pictures at varying angles, stop motion, enriched or scripted animations, videos…
2 minutes and 20 seconds later…
For example, here is what the user will obtain 2 minutes and 20 seconds after having chosen a 360° animation in the set-up wizard. The html file is immediately available to display on the customer’s website. If the user wishes, the different shots that make up this 360 ° animation can also be saved as high-definition photos.
Light, the quality asset
A shoe does not require the same light as a wine bottle, a metal surface will reflect whereas a matte surface will not.
This is why a light booth must always be able to adapt its lights to various products.The reputation of our ScanCube studios has been built partly on this quality as well as their functional simplicity.
In addition to creating 360° animations, the ScanCube photo booths can produce a wide variety of visuals: high-definition packshots, cut-out objects (transparent background in png format), wiper animations (for glasses for example), stop-motion or scripted animations, giving free rein to your creativity. You will also be able to create 360° videos to accentuate your presence on social networks…
The EasyScanCube software has also many features developed to optimize the users’ productivity and facilitate the creation process: adjustments using template photos (EasyPreset), automatic framing, double framing, ghost position memory, automatic clipping when the picture is taken, extended sharpness (hyperfocus) through automated stacking, watermarks, dual cameras, smartcopy, an intuitive and ergonomic interface…
To help with certain effects, the user has the possibility to add accessories to his studio: a centering laser for quick animation set-up, suspension by nylon thread to suspend products, Topshot module for vertical shooting, Lumipod for taking pictures of bottles, flasks and jars, a Manfrotto tripod with a micrometric ball-head to position your camera with precision and ease …