Introduction

High Definition (HD) cinematography is a relatively new acquisition format which, I believe, is set to revolutionize much of the theatrical film world and, perhaps, even more, of television. It has been around now for little more than 8 years compared with film, which has been with us for considerably more than 100 years. In some areas it can compare; in some others, currently, it struggles to achieve any kind of dominance. Film, with its utterly superb image capture capabilities, is surely an anachronism in a television environment and with more and more digital effects appearing in feature films it is inevitable that, on occasion, there will be advantages in originating in the same image format as that which is to be used for the ...

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