April 13, 2022

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Might be a Good Lens to Get

Have you ever wanted to add a little bit of creativity and artistry to your videos? With a kaleidoscope lens, you can! A kaleidoscope lens is a special type of lens that creates interesting patterns and designs when used on video cameras. This can add an extra level of interest and intrigue to your videos, making them more visually appealing.

If you're looking for a way to spice up your videos, consider using a kaleidoscope lens. You can find these lenses online or at camera stores. They're relatively inexpensive, so it's worth giving them a try!

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Canon xa40

The filter diameter on the Canon xa40 is 58 mm. This means if you are going to add a Kaleidoscope lens, you'll need one that is 58mm.

The Kaleidoscope lens is good to use for landscape view transitions.

I have never used a Kaleidoscope lens in any of my cameras. I can produce the same effect using various filters in Final Cut Pro, In Motion, there is a Kaleidotile filter that simulates looking through a kaleidoscope with rectangular facets. There is also a Parallelogram Tile which offers a different Kaleidoscope effect.

The reason you would use a camera lens instead of Apple Motion or Final Cut Pro, is that you have more control over the colors and styles when you are doing it live.

Note: This blog topic came about because today is 'K' day in the 'A to Z' challenge and it's hard to come up with a "K" topic for the Canon xa40.

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