Camera Configuration Nikon D2X

Use the following guide to set up your camera to capture exposures ready for HDReal® processing.

Set Camera to Aperture Priority Mode
Press the MODE button and turn the dial to A. Aperture should stay the same so that the depth of field does not change in between exposures. Only the shutter speed should change.
Set Aperture
Set the Aperture to 8.0 by turning the front dial. This preserves a deep depth of field while increasing shutter speeds so you can move faster.
Press the ISO button on the back and set ISO to 400. This is a good balance between noise and shutter speed.
Image Settings
Press the MENU button, and in the Shooting Menu, set Image Quality to JPEG Normal, set Image Size to Medium, and set JPEG Compression to Size priority.
Set White Balance
Press the WB button on the back and set white balance to Auto. Our system automatically corrects white balance so you don't need to do it in the camera.
Set Shooting Mode
Turn the Shooting Mode dial on top to Ch (Continuous high speed). This way, you'll be able to take all bracketed exposures with a single press of the cable release or shutter button.
Set Metering Mode
Rotate the Metering Selector on top and select 3D Color Matrix Metering. This is so the camera meters across the whole scene.
Set Auto Exposure Bracketing
Press the MENU button, and in the Custom Settings menu, set Auto bracketing set to AE only. Then press the BKT button on top and turn the dial on the back to set 7 shots. Turn the dial on the front to set 1.0 exposure increment.
Turn on Auto Image Rotation
Press the MENU button and in the Setup menu, set Auto image rotation to On. This way, vertical images can be recognized as such.
Set File Numbering
Press the MENU button, and in the Custom Settings menu Shooting/Display, set File No. Seq. to On. This prevents images from having the same file number.