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What is White Balance?

The simplest explanation of white balance for photography and cinematography beginners.

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What is Exposure in Photography and Cinematography?

The simplest explanation of camera exposure for photography and cinematography beginners.

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Basic Cinematography

What is a Waveform Monitor and How to read a Waveform Monitor (Part Two)

Confused? The simplest way to understand the waveform monitor and how to read it for exposure and grading.

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Basic Cinematography

What is a Waveform Monitor and How to read a Waveform Monitor (Part One)

Confused? The simplest way to understand the waveform monitor and how to read it for exposure and grading.

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Basic Cinematography

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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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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Is Scope 2.4, 2.39 or 2.35 to 1?

Is the cinemascope widescreen format 2.4, 2.39 or 2.35 to 1? What’s the easiest way to remember it, which one should I use for my project, and why?

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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.