A Short History of Color in Film and Television

A Short History of Color in Film and Television 1

The beginning of the photochemical film process came in the form of still photography at the end of the first quarter of the 19th century (around 1826). It would be another fifty years before film began to move (the 1890’s) and another 30 or so years for television to begin its birthing process (1926). All […]

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Atomos Sumo: 19″ HDR Monitor / Recorder / Switcher

Atomos Sumo: 19" HDR Monitor / Recorder / Switcher 2

Atomos has come out the NAB 2017 gate with the appropriately named Atomos Sumo. The Sumo is a larger 19″ Monitor-Recorder delivering 4K HDR in 12bit raw or 10bit ProRes/DNxHR codecs. The monitor – recorder also features 1080 60p live switching and recording and a 1200nit bright screen suitable for monitoring in bright sunlight Atomos […]

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The Free Media Composer | First might finally ship in June

The Free Media Composer | First might finally ship in June 5

Today at the Avid Connect event that precedes NAB 2017 Avid announced Media Composer | First. This will be a free version of Media Composer targeted at “aspiring creative professionals, students, and those just starting their professional careers.” And no, you’re not having deja vu. Avid actually announced this free version back in 2015 but […]

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A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 5, “The Technical Side of HDR”

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 5, "The Technical Side of HDR" 6

This is the fifth installment of a six-part HDR “survival guide.” Over the course of this series, I hope to impart enough wisdom to help you navigate your first HDR project successfully. Each day I’ll talk about a different aspect of HDR, leaving the highly technical stuff for the end. You can find part 4 […]

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Term of the week: Circle of confusion

Term of the week: Circle of confusion 17

Circles of confusion are what create the beautiful bokeh effects in wide-aperture cinematography. But what is a circle of confusion and where does it come from? Click this link to find out in this week’s free glossary term from moviola.com. About moviola.com moviola.com is a resource dedicated to the art of filmmaking, and only filmmaking. […]

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