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Digital Intermediates for Film and Video by Jack James

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Digital Media

4.1 Digital Images

A fundamental requirement of the digital intermediate process is that all images involved in the process must be digital. Because of this requirement, the entire digital intermediate pipeline is prone to exactly the same limitations and potential pitfalls inherent in digital media. Just as a cinematographer needs at least a basic understanding of the photochemical process, so people using the digital intermediate process need to have a basic understanding of the properties of digital images.

The concept of the digital image has been around since the early days of computing. Back in the 1960s, getting a computer to display even a small picture took incredible resources. Nowadays, we are so overwhelmed with digital ...

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