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Video Production Handbook, 5th Edition by Gerald Millerson, Jim Owens

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CHAPTER 14Recording and Viewing theVideo

 

 

Formats make a difference, but not as big a difference as we usually think. Image quality is more than pristine pixels. Image quality is about having a picture worth viewing.

—Jim Feeley, Studio Monthly

THE VIDEO IMAGE

There are continual developments in the design and format of video and audio recording systems. Some are mainly used for acquisition (shooting original material); others are used for postproduction editing and archiving (storage) work. Video recordings can be done on videotape, hard drive, or a flash memory card. In fact, some of the newest cameras can record on hard disk, and standard definition (SD)—all in one camera. Traditionally, videotape has been the most popular medium. However, ...

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