Understanding Wireless Video Production (Part Two)

What does it take to make a production set completely ready for wireless video? This article shows you how to get started.

Grandma Moon Speaks: Harmonics

Topics Covered: Harmonic Fundamental Frequency Harmony I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to – Elvis Presley You might be thinking: So far every property we’ve seen about sound is subjective. How do people get a handle on it, then? Especially a mathematical handle. We get our ‘math fix’ with […]

Grandma Moon Speaks: Timbre and Duration

Topics Covered: Timbre Duration Spectrum and Envelope Rhythm After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music – Aldous Huxley Sounds are complex waves: It is this complexity that gives us so much variety. Otherwise everything would sound like the ring tones from the first mobile phones! Question to ask yourself: If […]

Grandma Moon Speaks: Pitch and Tone

Topics Covered: Pitch Tone You can actually have a pitch button, you know, to get people on pitch – Helena Bonham Carter   Are some frequencies more important than others? That’s the question one needs to ask if one wants to understand Pitch. Pitch is a sensation. Different frequencies affect us differently, and we assign […]

Grandma Moon Speaks: Frequency Range of the Human Ear

Topics Covered: Audible Range of the Human Ear Audio or Sonic Range Ultrasonic and Infrasonic Frequencies I remember attaching a wire clothing hanger to the antenna of my radio in my bedroom, so I could get the frequency and get that station and listen to the top 10 every night – Nelly Furtado The average […]

Technicolor Cinestyle vs Neutral

I did a dynamic range test for Video vs RAW in my last post, and RAW won hands down. If you haven’t read it already, read it here. In this post, I decided to test the Technicolor Cinestyle Picture Style for Canon DSLRs against Neutral and RAW, to find out which had the greatest latitude […]

Dynamic Range comparison of RAW v/s video mode on the Canon 550D

Does a DSLR output the same dynamic range in stills mode (RAW) and video? I decided to test for myself to see if that was the case. Test conditions and steps (RAW): Camera: 550D. Lens: EFS 18-55 3.5-5.6 II at 35mm (56mm on the APS-C) Aperture: f/8; Shutter: 1/30 sec (for both still and video); […]