Technical Archive

Colorgrading Round-Up

Today I use Avid Symphony. I love Symphony. I love the way it introduced

What is CinemaDNG ??

Hey here you can find some cinemaDNG footage to test http://www.ikonoskop.com/dii/footage/ here is there another

The Engineering behind CCD cameras

Bill Hammack takes apart a digital camera and explains how its captures images using

Art of Stereo Conversion: 2D to 3D – 2012

Stereo conversion, or dimensionalization as it is sometimes called, is the process of making

The Secret World of Colour Correction – Part 1

The idea and the reality of colour correction looms for many people as a

Avoid These 3 Practical DSLR “Gotchas” for a Smoother Shoot

Where were you when the floodgates opened? Only a few years ago, the first HD

CAMERA MATH: The Importance of Ratios

I’m better with words than equations, but once in a while a math technique

How A Shotgun Mic Works

The long tube with slots on the sides visually distinguishes the shotgun microphone from

1080p video smackdown: iTunes vs. Blu-ray

Ars was recently able to conclude that the newly launched iTunes movies encoded in 1080p do,

And this is why you don’t film concerts with your camera phone…

Think about this for a second and a half. You’ve got your very expensive

Mozilla considers H.264 video support after Google’s WebM fails to gain traction

Mozilla’s director of research Andreas Gal has proposed enabling mobile H.264 video decoding via

Why the new iPad’s resolution is irrelevant to HDTVs

With all the incessant hoopla about the new iPad, the one comparison that keeps popping

HD Monitor Calibration – SMPTE, ARIB, and White Balance

I haven’t spent a whole lot of time revisting old entries on this site.

A RED post production workflow

When you work with RED Digital Cinema’s cameras, part of the post production workflow is

What is OLED TV?

By now you’ve probably heard about OLED, or organic light-emitting diodes. LG and Samsung

Mastered for iTunes: how audio engineers tweak music for the iPod age

In an age when Apple has become the top music retailer without selling a single physical

Behind the movie magic: a 4k video editing setup

Tom Lowe, a budding filmmaker, and self-proclaimed “Terrence Malick disciple,” is setting out to

Michael Cioni talks 4K workflow and FCP proxies for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Whatever you are doing, stop, get yourself a coffee and spend the next 30

PL-mount Primes Compared

On December 10, 2011 Indent Studios organized a lens test that was very eye

Pulse Width Modulation is NOT Your Friend

Here’s the deal: there’s this thing called “pulse width modulation,” and under certain conditions

Rough Guide to Flicker-Free HD Shooting

The most common HD frame rate is a 50-year-old byproduct of the invention of

Strengths and weaknesses of HTML5 video

HTML5 has much to offer for video delivery, as the HTML5 video element seamlessly

The DSLR Filmmaker’s Workflow

DSLR video has changed the industry. Over the past year, our photographic sensibilities have

Watch the THX Color Management 101 Webinar

Working in a modern production or postproduction environment requires knowledge about the issues and

Calculate Memory Usage with KataData App

Emery Wells at Katabatic Digital has created a handy memory usage calculator app for

How camera lenses are made.The Gift and the Curse of Zeiss Superspeed Lenses

I found this “How it’s made” video on youtube and find it quite fascinating.