Camera Film Back Presets v1.4

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Contributor: Deke Kincaid
Film back presets for Camera and CameraTracker nodes.
6.3, 7.0 or later
Linux, Mac, Windows
17 Oct 2012

This implements preset film backs for many of the most common film and digital camera haperture and vaperture values.

 Now updated with all the additional ones from the page that Holger Hummel suggested in the comments.




Install Instructions:
1. copy the file into your .nuke folder or anywhere in your NUKE_PATH
 2. in your or put the following code:

import cam_presets

It uses Nuke 6.3's new node presets and will not work with older versions.  If you have additional camera values you would like added let me know.  There are still some missing ones that would be useful like weisscam and viper.  If you have these values offhand then post them in the comments and I will add them.

#quick note I changed this from a user_presets to it's own python script ( so there isn't any conflicting with your built in one.  Also this will allow you to deploy it on the server where the previous only only worked in you .nuke.


1.4 Release Notes

  • Nuke 7.0 support (camera tracker node was renamed from "CameraTracker1_0" to "CameraTracker")
  • Added lots of additional formats
  • More Epic formats (4k,3k,2k,1k)
  • Canon DSLR 1DX, M, 6D, 550D-650D, and new DCC models 1DC, C100, C300, C500
  • Updated Arri Alexa 16:9 and added new 4:3 sensor
  • Sony DSLR, F65, FS100U, FS700
  • Nikon DSLR: D4, D90, D300S, D600, D700, D800, D3100, D3200, D5100, D7000
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0 # Howard Jones 2011-08-10 16:32
Thanks Deke!
0 # Michael Bogen 2011-08-10 17:15
thanks for the tools
0 # Mohamed Selim 2011-08-10 23:04
Great job
0 # Mohamed Selim 2011-08-10 23:13
Would be great if you can add the filmbacks for the different aspect ratios of RED
0 # chris miller 2011-08-12 00:37
I've been trying to figure out how to calculate this. How do you know how much of the sensor it's using for fullHD?
0 # Deke Kincaid 2011-08-12 20:01
chris: which camera are you using? Every camera uses a different size chip. That's why I have so many different presets.
0 # chris miller 2011-08-12 20:40
Nikon D7000 23.6 x 15.6 sensor -- 16.2mpx
0 # Zach Lewis 2011-08-15 01:43
Deke, you brilliant masochist, this is so bloody useful.
0 # Carlos Trijueque 2011-09-03 02:16
Thanks Deke! Very useful.
0 # Holger Hummel 2011-10-11 11:24
Great work, thanks a lot for sharing!
regarding your question for some of the missing camera models: someone on the nuke-users list posted a good resource for this today:
has the Weisscam(s), D-21, Genesis and some more.
also useful for non-6.3 people...
0 # masson ledendon 2011-10-19 10:58
0 # Johan Romero 2011-12-10 19:10
I wrote an article check the RED sensor sizes calcs :-)
0 # Deke Kincaid 2011-12-10 20:09
I was using the page that Holger suggested. I will look at both yours and the site and compare the calculations. Some pages say the Epic is 27.7mm wide, others say it is 27.65.
0 # Deke Kincaid 2011-12-10 20:16
Also Janard and all other Red guys keep saying Epic is 27.65mm x 14.58, not 27.7mm x 14.6mm.

I know this is like slicing hairs, but I think I need to stick with what the Red guys say. I'll look at your Red One and MX info because you have some in there that clash a lot more then just a few mm.
0 # Matt Griffith 2011-12-10 23:56
Wow! Thanks for all the tedious digging Deke!

0 # Alexey Kuchinski 2011-12-17 12:15
Thanks a lot Deke - great job!!!
0 # Chaz Wren 2012-04-04 04:36
This is awesome!! Perfect!!
Would love to see 550d added too ;-)
0 # Santosh Seshabhattar 2012-05-12 12:49
Thanks Deke!!
0 # Hernan S 2012-05-23 13:24
Anyway to add the news Nikons to the preset such as Nikon D800, etc ... thank you !
0 # émil ZATOPEK 2012-07-20 07:54
oups this doesn't work with 6.3V7 and 6.3V8 ?????
0 # ff ff 2012-08-24 11:15
I am new. I do not understand how to install.

where is or
0 # Alexey Kuchinski 2012-08-24 11:27
Here you will find all basic knowledge you will need :-)
0 # zero zero 2012-08-26 19:46
Thanks a lot, Deke.
0 # Brian Willard 2012-10-15 11:12
Just a heads up, looks like the CameraTracker node class changed from 'CameraTracker1 _0' in 6.3+ to 'CameraTracker' in 7beta so the presets don't load into the nuke7 camera tracker.
0 # Deke Kincaid 2012-10-15 14:47
Thanks for the heads up Brian. I will make this work for both 6.3 and 7.0 and upload other changes I've been meaning to put up forever.
0 # Deke Kincaid 2012-10-17 15:23
I just uploaded 1.4. Lots of new cameras added. I am still trying to track down the sensor size of the video for Nikon cameras. If anyone has a resource for that let me know. I could simply multiply the haperture by 1.77, but there it also usually trims a few mm off the edges too so it would be nice to have the exact specs of them.

# 1.4 update notes
# Nuke 7.0 support (camera tracker node was renamed from "CameraTracker1 _0" to "CameraTracker")
# Added lots of additional formats
# More Epic formats (4k,3k,2k,1k)
# Canon DSLR 1DX, M, 6D, 550D-650D, and new DCC models 1DC, C100, C300, C500
# Updated Arri Alexa 16:9 and added new 4:3 sensor
# Sony DSLR, F65, FS100U, FS700
# Nikon DSLR: D4, D90, D300S, D600, D700, D800, D3100, D3200, D5100, D7000
0 # Vitor Guerreiro 2012-10-17 18:00
This is great! Thank you! Useful!
0 # Mike Connolly 2012-10-17 18:44
It just won't load for me. OSX on 6.8 and v7.
Followed all instructions, got shed loads already loaded and working fine.
Tried it in many places in my .nuke to cover bases.

No complaints from Nuke, it just doesn't happen;-(
0 # Deke Kincaid 2012-10-18 13:57
Mike: have you tried putting my python script in your .nuke folder and then in the script editor running the commands:

import cam_presets
0 # Mike Connolly 2012-10-18 14:11
Thanks Deke. It's in my .nuke with all my other gumpf.
I just get this:

import cam_presets
# Result:
0 # Deke Kincaid 2012-10-18 14:46
That means there isn't an error which is good. Now check the camera or cameraTracker node's camera preset button and see the list of presets shows up.
0 # Mike Connolly 2012-10-18 15:09
No presets show up, thats my problem.
But I don't have the 'Save as Preset' on my Nuke as per your screen grab, am I missing something here?
Nuke 6.3v8 and 7b
0 # Deke Kincaid 2012-10-18 17:57
If you click on the wrench and nothing shows up then something else must be up with your nuke setup. Maybe something in your or Email me offlist, deke at k
0 # Aitor Arroyo 2012-10-24 10:28
Massive work. Congratulation and thank you so much for your hard work.
0 # Chaz Wren 2012-12-13 08:41
This is great!! I use this all the time :-)
Out of interest, do you think it'd be possible to implement Nuke's 2D tracker inside the CameraTracker? Avoiding the need to track with a separate 2D tracker, export, then import the results into the CameraTracker. Giving a more wholesome, unified manual tracking experience.
Just thought I'd ask.
0 # Loredana Gangemi 2014-06-02 09:08
hey this is amazing! great job! thaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaanks
+2 # mohamed benmeddour 2017-08-19 14:33
Hi all,

Here is a good ressource

0 # fazal khan 2020-07-28 08:31
Hello Guys! can someone help me how to install this preset, I'm having difficulty to install it.


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