Hi folks. I want to composite recorded footage from my video camera with objects rendered in Blender. I saw that,when rendering the objects that are to be composited, the most important things to get right are the focal length and sensor size settings for Blender’s virtual camera; to ensure the settings of the virtual camera in Blender match those of the camera with which the original video footage was shot.
I’m fairly sure I’ve got the correct value for the focal length, but the image sensor size is wierd, even for an image sensor size. Here’s a photo of the information from the instruction manual that came with the video camera.
I tried reading about image sensor sizes on the internet for a couple of hours yesterday before making this post, but none of them look like this. Obviously they have the fraction of an inch style formatting that turns out not to have anything at all to do with an actual measurement, but I can’t find any mention of all that other guff.
I did try to enter the fraction of an inch as millimetres (comes out at ~ 4.4mm) but it’s abviously not even close to the correct size because a render using these settings just gives an insanely zoomed in tiny little portion of what it should be rendering.
I guess this is a bit of a long-shot, but can anyone help me figure out what this is supposed to mean? The camera model is a Panasonic HC-V180, but almost every search result brings up information about some other variant of the model and I have no idea whether or not it’ll even be relevant.