Is there any way on earth that one can develop one’s own movie style? Let’s find out.
What is a render farm, why do you need it, and how can you get one. Answered. Simply.
The simplest explanation of what OpenEXR is, why it was developed, and the advantages it offers.
What is Digital Asset Management (DAM), and why is it critical that you get a handle on it right now?
What is interframe and intraframe compression, what’s the easiest way to remember the difference, and which one needs more processing power?
A brief explanation and overview of Aspect Ratio, Pixel Aspect Ratio and the difference between resolution and image size.
Topics Covered: Spatial Frequency Cycles vs Lines vs Dots per mm Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? – Leonardo da Vinci Very simply put, the number of lines that fit a certain space defines the spatial frequency of the lines. If one can cram in […]
I’ve always wondered how much of a difference a tripod, mirror lock-up and a cable release would make to the sharpness of my images. So, I decided to test for myself. Test Parameters and workflow: Canon 550D with 18-55 IS II Kit lens at 55mm f/8 at ISO 200 and shutter at 1/60s Shot in […]
Topics Covered: On the nature of Edges and Boundaries The Sine Grating The eye altering, alters all – William Blake There are no sharp edges in the absolute sense. If you zoom in close, even the sharpest edge will become smooth at some point. If you zoom out far enough, even the smoothest of edges […]
Topics Covered: Resolution and Detail The Optotype The Resolution of the Human Eye at 20/20 vision “There are people who have been tested at 20/8 vision, and 20/12 vision is quite common. But that’s nothing compared to hawks – they supposedly have 20/2 vision.” Another long intake of breath by Dr. Optoglass. He was like […]