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Camera Concepts

What is ISO in photography and cinematography?

The simplest explanation of ISO in photography and cinematography.

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Sony A7s Guide

How to Expose and Grade S-Log2 for the Sony A7s

The definitive guide to exposing, monitoring and grading S-Log2 footage from the Sony A7s

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Camera Reviews

The Sony A7s Review

A detailed review of the Sony A7s for video and film professionals. What kind of productions are this camera suitable for?

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Camera Concepts

What is the Difference between Exposure Latitude and Dynamic Range?

The simplest explanation of the difference between exposure latitude of a camera and its dynamic range.

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Driving Miss Digital

Building the Ideal Audiovisual System: Sensitivity, Dynamic Range and Color

Driving Miss Digital: Bob’s and Cathy’s notes on what the ideal audiovisual system is. This part covers sensitivity, dynamic range and color.

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Camera Comparisons

Does your Camera Deliver the Film Look (Part One)?

Which video camera really delivers the film look? Part One asks: Does your camera meet theatrical distribution requirements or not?

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Driving Miss Digital

Lights Out

Bob’s cry resounded across the street like an analog alarm clock. The visuals were nothing much to speak of, though. He hadn’t broken anything, only his self-esteem. He picked himself quickly just as the front door opened. The person who stepped out was the size of a bear, with whiskers like a walrus and arms […]

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Driving Miss Digital

The Night Out

Talk about information overload! Bob put down Dr. Optoglass’ notes. It was two in the morning. Dr. Optoglass was right. Now Bob saw things he never noticed before – light, color, tonality, details, depth – it was like his eyes had suddenly developed superpowers. What would Cathy Digital look like with his new eyes? Will […]

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Driving Miss Digital

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 […]

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Driving Miss Digital

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Dynamic Range of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: Contrast Ratio Static and Dynamic Range The Dynamic Range of the Human Eye Contrast Sensitivity By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does – Edvard Munch The following image has two objects – can you see them? No? […]