We Need Perfect Lenses After All April 2nd 2020 - 01:00 PM

Veteran cinematographers and DOPs have long understood that lenses have a personality with a specific look and feel. In the same way that an actor imparts his or her interpretation on a film’s story, the DOP selects a lens that best supports the program’s emotional stakes. The ideal cam

Sensors and Lenses - Part 3 February 10th 2020 - 09:00 AM

There’s a terrible tendency in cinematography to concentrate too much on the technology, overlooking creative skills that often make a huge contribution. In the last two pieces of this series we’ve gone into some detail on the historical background to current camera technology. In this last piece on the

Color and Colorimetry – Part 8 January 22nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

The derivation of the famous CIE horseshoe was explained in the previous part in terms of a re-mapping or distortion of rg color space. The derivation is somewhat abstract because the uses of color science go far beyond the applications in broadcasting. However it is equally possible to describe CIE