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Video Production Handbook, 6th Edition by Jim Owens

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CHAPTER 15Recording the Video

Formats make a difference, but not as big a difference as we usu ally 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. Most video recordings are done on a flash memory card or hard drive. Traditionally, videotape was the most popular medium. However, with the advent of higher-quality and less-expensive flash memory, most video today is being shot on digital memory.

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