The simplest explanation of what studio swing and full swing is, and how they are different.
Everything you wanted to know about video production monitors in one place.
Why on earth would anyone need a signal generator (also called a function generator) for video?
What is a scope, waveform monitor or oscilloscope, and why would you want one for video work?
The simplest explanation of the difference between layer-based and node-based compositing applications, and when to use what.
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 […]
Thinking of buying a camera for your next low-budget independent feature film? Below is a comparison chart of five systems to help you decide. The cameras are the Sony PMW-F3, the Panasonic AF100, the Canon 600D, the Canon 5D Mark II, and the old and outdated JVC GY-HD111E. Click on the image to enlarge:
To improve signal to noise ratio (S/N), many professionals advocate ETTR (Expose to the right) when faced with low contrast scenes. The Luminous Landscape has two great articles by Michael Reichmann explaining this here and here. You might want to read them first before going on. I decided to test this to see for myself […]
Topics Covered: Definition of a signal Electrons as signals One can never step into the same river twice – Heraclitus A signal is an attempt by human beings to communicate with one another. If one person throws a ball to another person, that ball can be said to be a signal. The Iliad can be […]