What is Full Swing, Studio Swing; and How to Work with Video Levels in Adobe Premiere Pro? (Part One)

The simplest explanation of what studio swing and full swing is, and how they are different.

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

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

What is Video Encryption and Should you Care?

An overview of video encryption and whether it is important to today’s digital workflows.

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: Color Bit Depth, Middle Grey and White Balance of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: Color Bit Depth Middle Grey Whiteness and White Balance Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions – Pablo Picasso We have already seen that the color space of the eye, as defined by the CIE 1931 XYZ color space, estimates about 10 million colors for our vision. The word size required […]

The Advantages of Working in 32-bit Float

First of all, let me get one thing straight – I’m not referring to a 32-bit vs 64-bit OS, CPU or software. I am referring to the ‘environment found in applications like Photoshop, After Effects or Nuke. Many high-end applications allow one to work in a 32-bit environment. Is that a good thing? Before we […]