With the advent of digital cinematography, many stills photographers are beginning to explore the possibilities of motion capture. Although the fundamentals remain similar, other aspects are likely unfamiliar. This article gives an overview of the key differences in order to make the “cinephotography” transition as straightforward as possible.
Monochrome camera sensors are capable of higher detail and sensitivity than would otherwise be possible with color. However, to understand why requires a closer look at sensor technology. This article gives an overview of the key differences between each sensor type, along with how these influence the resulting image.
In this article we’d like to give an inside view on how most cameras acquire their images, using something called a “Bayer array” sensor. This will help put the approach into context, in addition to providing a foundation for future topics.
Flickering in video and film is a common problem resulting from certain frame rate and shutter speed combinations under artificial lighting. This article gives an overview of why this happens, along with recommending settings for minimizing the chances of this happening in the first place.
REDCODE is a key advance that made the first 4K video captures a reality. It has since been used for a growing array of movies, and is fully supported by all major post-production software. In this article, we’d like to share more about the inner-workings of this much-discussed format.
The false coloring and zebra tools are useful for assessing tonal levels within different regions of an image. This reveals exactly where there are potential problems, and can make it easier to adjust the lighting or camera settings accordingly. In this article, we’ll discuss how to use these tools to improve video output and exposure.
The advent of digital cinematography has opened up new creative possibilities for how motion is captured. This tutorial explores the influence of shutter angle, along with how it can be used as a creative tool for accomplishing one’s artistic goals.
The advent of digital cinematography has opened up new creative possibilities for how motion is captured. This article explores the influence of high frame rate (HFR) video playback, along with the associated motivations and controversy, with an eye for what this might hold for the future of cinema.
Our visual system subconsciously removes color casts from subjects under a wide variety of lighting. Cameras, on the other hand, preserve these color casts—leaving it up to the cinematographer to decide how best to represent a subject. In this article we’ll give an overview of how this process is quantified and controlled.
There is often a lot of discussion about whether a particular device truly has a given resolution, such as 1080P, 4K or something else, along with how this impacts image quality in general. In this article we’d like to clear up some of that confusion by investigating the trade-offs of any discrete imaging system.