Chapter 3

Videotape Recording Formats

During the course of work, the operator generally has little way of knowing what type of source material the client will appear with. It could be anything from a DV videotape right up to a D-6 videotape. Of course, the source tape will greatly affect the quality of color correction available. The remainder of this chapter has a brief explanation of the various formats available.

Analog Recording Formats

In many cases, analog recording formats can be used for color correction and achieve acceptable results. There are two types of analog recording formats: composite and component. For color-correction purposes, ...

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