3The circle of confusion is defined as the largest blur spot that is indistinguishable from the point source that is being rendered. Stated more simply, it is the limit at which we start noticing that things are getting blurry. Based on this definition, the circle of confusion should more appropriately be called the circle of “maximum” confusion (or “least” confusion if you are a glass half full person).
4where to focus Where to Focus If you are focused on a subject you will have roughly twice as much depth of field behind the subject than in front of itA rule of thumb when shooting is to focus on the subject one third the distance from the closer to the farther object
5Exposure Range/Contrast Range Our eyes adjust to scenes way better than videoIn video you have to either choose between detail in the shadows or detail in the highlight areaVideo anywhere between 5 to 45 stops of contrast range
6GAMMA SETTINGWas used to compensate for the difference between a CRT monitors which were incapable of linear image reproduction—in which output brightness was directly proportional to input signal level. Gamma was needed so that shadow areas wouldn’t be too dark and bright areas wouldn’t wash outThis isn’t necessary with digital monitorsGamma curves can be used to capture a greater range of scene brightness than was possible in analog
7GammaIn photography and motion picture film gamma is a number that expresses the contrast of a recorded image as compared to an actual scene1:1 contrast would be if the scene was re-created perfectly.55:1 Motion Picture Negative2:1 is the final projection—twice what is seen in natureIn video gamma can be used as a creative tool to capture a greater range of a sceneHigh gamma setting: Can compress and stretch the blacksLow gamma setting can create a super high contrast image
17Pixels and ResolutionThe digital video frame is made up of a lattice or grid of pixelsHD Formats have a higher resolution (more pixels)Our ability to judge resolution is related to how large the image appearsHow big is the screen? From how far away are you viewing it?In most living room viewing conditions consumers can’t always see the difference between 1080p and 720pIn theatrical distribution it is debatable whether audiences can see a difference between 1080p 2k about 2048X1080 and 1080p 4k 4096X This depends on the screen size and the audience member’s distance from the screen
18Bit DepthResolution can be improved by measuring the brightness of each pixel more preciselyEight bit systems can distinguish between 256 different brightness values for each pixel256 shades of red, green and blue—millions of colors16 bit systems yield 65,536 gradations of each color. The more gradations, the finer the detail.Greater bit depth allows better color correction and the ability to recover shadow and highlight detail.
19Resolution and Sharpness The resolution of a video image refers to its ability to reproduce fine detail. Often this allows an image to look sharp to the eye.
20Still image and VideoDPI or PPI (dots per inch and pixels per inch) refer to the size of a single digital image.This is irrelevant in Video. The numbers in video only refer to the dimensions.1,024 × 576 pixels | 1,280 × 720 pixels.Full resolution (1,920 × 1,080 pixels
21Different formats Quicktime: Apple MPEG-4: container file format from Quicktime. H.264Windows Media: Microsoft container formatMXF: Material Exchange Format: Used in cameras and editing systemsAAF and OMF: Advanced Authoring Format: open exchange between different applications or systemsXML Interchange format: a tool used to describe data using plain text, so that it can be transferred from one NLE to anotherDPX: Digital Picture exchange is a nonproprietary container file for uncompressed images
22Data ExchangeA digital movie file is made up of video audio and metadata packaged inside a container or wrapperThe video may be uncompressed or compressed with one of many possible codecs H.264, DV, DVCPRO, HD
23ArtifactsA compression artifact (or artefact) is a noticeable distortion of media (including images, audio, and video) caused by the application of lossy data compression.
24What is MoiréMoiré pattern occurs when a scene or an object that is being photographed contains repetitive details (such as lines, dots, etc) that exceed the sensor resolution. As a result, the camera produces a strange- looking wavy pattern as seenRead more: t-is-moire#ixzz2hFKzfPFsLooks like vibrating of the actual imageA mathematical error that occurs when you are down sampling—not using all of the sensor
25Compressionintraframe: Compressing within a frame: DCT: discrete cosine transform or waveletInterframe: compresses several frames in a group
26Constant and Variable Bit Rates CBRVBR: efficient data It provides more data when you need it and less when you don’t. This can result in fewer artifacts and smaller file sizes.