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Digital Intermediates for Film and Video by Jack James

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10

Digital Effects and Titles

The previous chapter dealt with the various ways to repair damage sustained by various formats, as well as digital methods for subjectively improving the perceptual quality of footage. This chapter focuses on methods for adjusting images using various digital effects, as well as adding titles, watermarks, and logos to the footage prior to output.1

10.1 Optical Effects

The simplest and most common type of effect used is the “optical” effect.2 This covers a variety of processes used to reposition and retime and to apply transitions to finished footage.

Many of these optical effects can be applied at the push of a button in the conforming or grading system, or are run as separate processes that generate new material ...

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