Deconstructing RAW – Part III

Disclosure: Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Please help support this website by patronizing Amazon. It won’t cost you anything extra. In this part I’ll take a brief look at raw converters – the software that takes incomplete color and signal data and makes […]

A Look at Still Camera Systems

  This is an article intended for those who are absolutely new to photography, and want to know what options they have. Still camera systems are broadly divided by two classes: Film or digital Size of the medium The biggest decision a photographer has to take is whether to shoot on film or digital. The […]

Deconstructing RAW – Part II

Disclosure: Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Please help support this website by patronizing Amazon. It won’t cost you anything extra. By now you should have a general understanding of what a raw file is. In this part I will try to explain how […]

Deconstructing RAW – Part I

Disclosure: Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Please help support this website by patronizing Amazon. It won’t cost you anything extra. What is RAW, how is it used and why should you use it? These are questions I will try to address in this […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Noise and Dithering

Topics Covered: What is Noise? Signal to Noise Ratio Dithering Color Banding I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise? – Federico Fellini Noise is unwanted information in a signal. A fly in your soup is […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Challenges in Reproducing Stereopsis in Cameras and Displays

Topics Covered: Interaxial Distance Hyper Stereo vs Macro Stereo Keystone Effect and Keystoning Stereoscopic Window In order for stereoscopic cinematography to be a creative medium it’s got to be intuitive. If it’s not in the gut, it’s not going to succeed as an art form. If you have to rely solely on tables and calculations, […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Convergence and Fusion

Topics Covered: Convergence and Fusion The Singleness of Vision Taking aim for too long can ruin your eyes – Ivorian Proverb When we focus on infinity our eyes look straight on in a parallel fashion, as indicated by the red arrows. As we have already seen, optical tests on the Snellen chart are positioned at […]