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How Digital Cameras Changed Hollywood Film Making

by James Layton.

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Any movie fan is familiar with the traditional 35-millimeter video film camera. You know, the ones with big cans of film on top.

The nature of these film cameras and how they capture light and shadow is what gives movies that “movie” look. What is the movie look? Have you ever noticed when watching HD television sports and news, how the action looks almost jittery? It is sharp and clear, so lifelike. That is NOT film-like. That is high definition digital video capture.

Film has a certain grainy look, a distinct color and even a slight flicker effect. Film and film cameras capture the action in a certain mechanical way that digital cameras can’t. But all that is changing.

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The nature of these film cameras and how they capture light and shadow is what gives movies that “movie” look. What is the movie look? Have you ever noticed when watching HD television sports and news, how the action looks almost jittery? It is sharp and clear, so lifelike. That is NOT film-like. That is high definition digital video capture. Film has a certain grainy look, a distinct color and even a slight flicker effect. Film and film cameras capture the action in a certain mechanical way that digital cameras can’t. But all that is changing. – See more at: http://www.dtvusaforum.com/blogs/james/1126-how-digital-cameras-changed-hollywood-film-making.html#sthash.C3CUzabs.dpuf
Any movie fan is familiar with the traditional 35-millimeter video film camera. You know, the ones with big cans of film on top. – See more at: http://www.dtvusaforum.com/blogs/james/1126-how-digital-cameras-changed-hollywood-film-making.html#sthash.C3CUzabs.dpuf
Any movie fan is familiar with the traditional 35-millimeter video film camera. You know, the ones with big cans of film on top. – See more at: http://www.dtvusaforum.com/blogs/james/1126-how-digital-cameras-changed-hollywood-film-making.html#sthash.C3CUzabs.dpuf

Any movie fan is familiar with the traditional 35-millimeter video film camera. You know, the ones with big cans of film on top. – See more at: http://www.dtvusaforum.com/blogs/james/1126-how-digital-cameras-changed-hollywood-film-making.html#sthash.C3CUzabs.dpuf
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