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In the vanguard of a film revolution

by Michael Shaw.

Something rather amazing has been happening in film-making over the past four years that has not yet received mainstream recognition. It is not the latest of the 3D revivals, but a technological development that was almost accidental.

For decades, home film-makers and low-budget directors had learned to live with disappointment: their Super 8 or 16mm films did not look nearly as impressive as the 35mm movies shot by professionals. The arrival of high- definition camcorders sounded promising, but the footage still ended up seeming flat and noisily pixelated compared to big-budget television dramas.

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