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The Filmmaker's Guide to Final Cut Pro Workflow by Dale Angell

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1 When Shooting on Film

The Film Format

Film provides the highest quality image currently available in motion pictures. Even with high-definition (HD) digital formats and new digital cameras coming out every day, film still provides the highest definition, best colors, and broadest contrast range. While there will likely come a day when digital surpasses film, that day has not yet arrived. And film has “legs.” As video formats have come and gone, and digital formats will come and go, there has always been film. It is high quality, it can be scanned into any video or digital format, blown up to another film format, or adapted to whatever exotic format is created. It has always been and will always be marketable because of this universality. And ...

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