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Digital Audio: Part 16 - Filters, Direct Implementation September 24th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There are two approaches to digital filtering. One is to implement the impulse response directly. The other is to use recursion. Here we look at the direct implementation.

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HDR: Part 33 - DOPs: The Less You Show, The More You Know September 20th 2021 - 09:00 AM

It’s a truism of our craft that compelling visual stories in film and TV are communicated in the subtext of scenes, that is to say, what we exclude from the Frame is almost always more important to the storytelling than what we include in the Frame. As master image creators and craftsmen, we know and understand: The less you show, the more you know.

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HDR: Part 32 - Creative Technology - Film Scanning September 6th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The film and TV business is a prominent producer of things that were once very expensive, but which have become much more affordable as developments overtook them. That’s never clearer than when browsing everyone’s favorite auction website, which has recently seen Spirit telecines, once seven figures, selling for less than the price of a good used car. For photochemistry enthusiasts, that’s exciting, though cooler heads might suspect a catch.

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Timing: Part 6 - Synchronization September 2nd 2021 - 09:00 AM

The need for synchronization rears its head in so many different endeavors that it has to be accepted as one of the great enabling technologies.

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Microphones: Part 5 - The Variable Directivity Microphone September 1st 2021 - 09:00 AM

The variable directivity microphone is very popular for studio work. What goes on inside is very clever and not widely appreciated.

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Mission Gears For Mobility With Leader LV5350 Test Instruments August 30th 2021 - 11:00 AM

Mission, a DIT and digital dailies service provider has invested in Leader LV5350 test instruments to support its monitoring of SDR and HDR on-set DIT, lab and DI pipelines.

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Digital Audio: Part 15 - Filters August 30th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Digital filters are ubiquitous. That has happened because they have significant advantages over the technology they widely replaced.

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HDR : Part 31 - Creative Technology - Stills Lens August 23rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

Still photo lenses find their way into film and TV work via many different routes and for many different reasons. It’s happened so much that the prices on some popular options have risen precipitously in recent years. Are there still good deals to be had?

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