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High Definition Cinematography, 2nd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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32

The Dalsa Origin

32.1  The camera

By any standards the Dalsa Origin is an extraordinary camera. Dalsa have produced a camera with an absolutely ‘no compromise’ approach to picture quality. It is widely accepted that a 35mm camera negative has an inherent resolution which, in the electronic world, is regarded as 4K resolution. This means that if you sample an image 4000 times across its width this will provide the same resolution as a photographic image on a single frame of 35mm film camera negative. The Origin can undoubtedly do this. But, possibly, at some inconvenience downstream in the production process. For an argument as to whether one needs this sampling rate, and when one does, see elsewhere in this book. Nevertheless, if your post-production ...

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