CHAPTER 15

Recording the Story

“Don’t become too emotionally attached to a medium for its own sake—there’s no future in it.”

Leonard Guercio, Producer, Director, and Educator

Terms

Digital recording: The digital system regularly samples the waveforms and converts them into numerical (binary) data. This allows many generations of copies to be made without affecting the quality of the image.

Flash memory: Flash cards can store large amounts of digital data without having any moving parts. This makes them durable and able to work in a variety of temperatures, and data can be easily transferred into a nonlinear editor.

HDD: Hard disk drives can be used for recording digital video images and can be built into the camera or attached to the outside ...

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