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Old Nov 10, 2002, 8:34 PM   #1
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looking for advise on using my D7hi to get the best posiable results taking pics of TV screen or Computer monitor screen. Any have any suggestions. Thanks
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Old Nov 10, 2002, 8:58 PM   #2
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Use a tripod, the shutter must be slower than at least twice the scan rate (ie 1/30s for a TV)... anything faster and you'll capture the blanking interval! For non-interlaced device like a computer monitor you can speed the camera shutter up to just below the refresh rate!
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Just out of curiosity, why would you need to photograph that?
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I guess it 's useful for someone that doesn't have a video capture card or a Printscreen program installed on their PC... or may be it's the best convenience way they know how to get their hand on for a .jpg screen capture...
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If you need to copy screen images as jpegs then you can use the following method and skip using the camera.
On a computer running windows 95/98/2000 ... Just press print screen. Then bring up any art program(imaging is included under programs accessories in win 2000) and create a blank jpg. Most windows programs will have a menu option file and a dropdown selection of new. Click the edit option on the menu and click paste from the dropdown. You should now have a jpg file you can save and use.
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Cool!

It works on NT too, but this imaging version only have tiff/BMP options... It works extremely well with Microsoft's Picture It! or Photoshop though.
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On a computer running windows 95/98/2000 ... Just press print screen...
I believe the keystroke for screen capture is Alt-PrtScrn. To copy to the clipboard just the current window, press Ctrl-PrtScrn.
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You just have to hit the printscreen key to send the full screen to the clipboard. You might be thinking back to the dos days or earlier keyboards with alt print screen which dose the same as print screen.
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jjgncmg is right all one has to do is hit PrintScreen directly... and paste in the new application.
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By golly, you're right! Oh, well, both work just fine, and the info for a Window screen shot may be handy to somewant wanting to copy just a window. Thanks for the correction, and please excuse my error!
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