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Why does The Revenant look so 3D and Life-like? What makes the 65mm format Special?

Here’s a simple explanation of why 65mm cinema looks so life-like and three dimensional.

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Why are there Four Crop Factors, and Do we need all of them?

What is the crop factor and why are there four of them? This article helps you sort out the mess.

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Basic Cinematography

What is the 35mm Equivalent and Why is it Confusing?

This article explains what 35mm equivalent means, and takes a stand on how it should be used.

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What is a Light Meter and do you need one for Video?

One of the most common questions cinematographers have is whether to invest in a light meter or not. This article gives you the straight dope.

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What is Bokeh?

The simplest explanation of lens bokeh, and why the term confuses many.

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The Difference between Rolling Shutter and Global Shutter

The simplest explanation of the difference between Rolling Shutter and Global Shutter.

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What is Frame Rate?

A brief explanation and overview of what frame rate is, how it came about, and its relationship with the electrical utility frequency and bandwidth.