Cinema Technologies

Michael R. Ogden, Ph.D.*


Film’s history is notably marked by the collaborative dynamic between the art of visual storytelling and the technology that makes it possible. Filmmakers have embraced each innovation—be it sound, color, special effects, or widescreen imagery—and pushed the art form in new directions. Digital technologies have accelerated this relationship. As today’s filmmakers come to terms with the inexorable transition from film to digital acquisition, they also find new, creative possibilities. Among enabling technologies are cameras equipped with larger image sensors, expanded color gamut and high dynamic range, 2K, 4K, Ultra-high definition (8K plus) image resolutions, and high frame rates for ...

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