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How Video Works, 3rd Edition by Vance Piccin, Diana Weynand

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20Recording and Storage Formats

As discussed earlier in this book, all video images begin as a form of light, which is then converted to electrical signals. These electrical signals can then be stored to solid-state devices or converted to either magnetic or optical signals for purposes of recording on tape or disk. At the beginning of all productions, thought is given as to the specific recording format that will be used to capture the material in the shoot. At the end of the shoot, thought is again given as to how that material will be stored for use during post production or archived at the end of the project. In previous chapters, you’ve learned about large-scale workflows and digital distribution options. In this chapter, you will take a ...

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