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Basics of Color

What is Color Space and the Tristimulus Values XYZ?

An explanation and overview of color spaces, chromacity, CIE XYZ and tristimulus values.

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Basics of Color

What is Color, Color Bit Depth and a Color Model?

The simplest explanation and overview of color bit depth and color models, especially the RGB model.

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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

What are Progressive Segmented Frames (PSF)?

Progressive Segmented Frames (PSF) The end result of many years of interlacing meant that most broadcast systems, especially hardware, were built to read interlaced footage. These systems are still widely used today because SD still is interlaced. However, HD standards support progressive footage in addition to interlaced video. The younger generation of engineers had to find […]

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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

What are Progressive Frames, Interlaced Frames and the Field Rate?

A brief explanation and overview of progressive vs interlaced frames, and the definition and application of the field rate.

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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

Understanding Terminology – Scanning and Interlacing

  Scanning Traditional electrical systems use electrons to transfer data, and electrons travel one at a time through a wire (it’s much more complicated than that in practice but for our purposes it’s okay to think of them as such). This almost forced engineers to design systems to scan the image one line at a […]

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Basic Cinematography

What is Frame Rate?

A brief explanation and overview of what frame rate is, how it came about, and its relationship with the electrical utility frequency and bandwidth.

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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

What is Aspect Ratio and Pixel Aspect Ratio?

A brief explanation and overview of Aspect Ratio, Pixel Aspect Ratio and the difference between resolution and image size.

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Camera Concepts

What are Pixels, Megapixels and Resolution?

A brief explanation and overview of Pixels, Megapixels and Resolution.