What is Focus Peaking?
A Guide to Better Manual Focus
It’s an exciting time for both iOS and Android users of the Moment Capture App. Today, we’re adding a Focus Peaking feature to our diverse collection of manual controls made to enhance your mobile photography and videography. Learn more about what the Focus Peaking function is and how it can deeply impact the way you shoot your photos and videos.
First off, what is it?
Users and manufacturers have been seeking new ways to make focusing even more accessible through a variety of unique techniques. One of these techniques is focus peaking; an aid for manual focus that is both possible for photographers and videographers to perfect the art of attention on a narrow space within their camera’s frame. Focus peaking works by detecting edges on your scene that have the highest amount of contrast (and therefore, the most in focus) and emphasizing them with a particular.
While this might sound similar to the contrast defect focusing found in many digital cameras, that’s because, in a way, it is. The camera will use a bright color to distinguish what is in focus versus what isn’t since it will be contrasting with the standard colors in your frame. This is to help the photographer show how much of the focused part of your subject is in its current depth of field when stopped down.
When focus peaking is fully activated, the photographer should gauge which correct aperture setting should be captured, as you’ll be able to watch the digital overlay “roll” across the scene on your camera’s live view.