The Complete Guide to Choosing and Using Video Production Monitors (Part One)

Everything you wanted to know about video production monitors in one place.

How to Find the Right Cinema or TV Viewing Distance

This article explains how one can find the ideal TV viewing distance, given only the horizontal resolution and diagonal size of the display.

How to Estimate if your Lights and Gear will work on Portable Generators and the Mains Power Supply (Part Three): Generators

The simplest way to figure out how many lights or devices you can plug in to a socket or generator. Part Three covers portable generators.

How to Estimate if your Lights and Gear will work on Portable Generators and the Mains Power Supply (Part Two): Mains

The simplest way to figure out how many lights or devices you can plug in to a socket or generator. Part Two covers the mains supply.

Understanding the limits of Data Rates and Transmission

A brief overview of the data rates involved in various distribution channels, from cinema to television to the Internet.

What is a Digital Cinema System and How do you get there (Part One)?

A simple explanation of what a digital cinema system is, and what it entails. We also look at whether digital cinema is better than a home theater!

Understanding MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and H.265

The simplest explanation of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and H.265 you’ll find anywhere. What are they and how are they related?

The Costs of Working with 2K and 4K Uncompressed Footage

  First, we need to understand what we’re dealing with here. How big are uncompressed files, really? To calculate the uncompressed file size and data rate, use this method: How to Calculate Size and Data Rate of Uncompressed Files Where Resolution = Horizontal Resolution x Vertical Resolution Color Data = Color Bit Depth per Channel […]