HDR - Part 8 - Log Formats April 10th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Most people are aware that words like “gamma” and “gamut” are connected with the way a camera processes brightness and color, respectively. Some modern cameras might easily have half a dozen settings for each, and it’s not always obvious which is best for the circumstances at hand. To be clear up …

Critical Timing And Happy Accidents April 9th 2020 - 01:00 PM

Sometimes to understand the big picture of modern television broadcasting, it is helpful to understand its history. After the medium’s live formative years, it was the use of video tape beginning in about 1958 that permanently changed television production forever. 

Advances In 12G-SDI:  Part 1 - Developing 12G-SDI April 7th 2020 - 11:30 AM

Since SMPTE formally standardized SDI in 1989, it has become the dominant video, audio and metadata transport mechanism for virtually all broadcast facilities throughout the world. Technology advances have not only made SDI incredibly reliable, but the specification has continued to progress, embracing ever increasing data-rates and video formats.

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…