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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

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.

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Camera System

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

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

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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

What is a Signal Generator, and when would you need one for Video?

Why on earth would anyone need a signal generator (also called a function generator) for video?

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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

What is an Oscilloscope, and do you need it for Video?

What is a scope, waveform monitor or oscilloscope, and why would you want one for video work?

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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

Layer-based vs Node-based Compositing

The simplest explanation of the difference between layer-based and node-based compositing applications, and when to use what.

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Driving Miss Digital

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 […]

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Photography workflows

ETTR – Expose to the Right

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 […]

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Driving Miss Digital

Professor Sampler’s Notes: Signal

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 […]