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Digital Intermediates for Film and Video by Jack James

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11

Output

The previous chapter looked at the uses of digital effects and titles for putting the finishing touches to conformed and graded productions. The digital intermediate process has a significant advantage over other paradigms for creating productions because it can easily and simultaneously output the same data to a number of different mediums, such as video tape, DVD, 35mm photographic film, and streaming web servers. This chapter discusses the different options for outputting the finished production to several different mediums.

11.1 Rendering

With many of the different systems and processes in the digital intermediate pipeline, changes, such as color grading, made to the acquired footage are saved as metadata and don’t permanently affect ...

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