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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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CHAPTER 33

The Dalsa Origin and Evolution

33.1 The Dalsa Origin

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 35 mm camera negative has an inherent resolution that, in the electronic world, is regarded as 4 K resolution, which means the picture can deliver 4000 samples horizontally. This means that if you sample an image 4000 times across its width this will provide the same resolution as with a photographic image on a single frame of 35 mm 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 ...

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