High Definition and 24P Cinematography [NOOK Book]

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This authoritative new reference demystifies the technologies of high definition and 24P cinematography. It is written for the director of photography, camera crew and producer or director and deals with the subject from their point of view. It provides a thorough and logical description of the five scanning formats 24P, 25P, 30P, 50i and 60i as well as recording formats, editing options, delivery potential ...
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Overview

This authoritative new reference demystifies the technologies of high definition and 24P cinematography. It is written for the director of photography, camera crew and producer or director and deals with the subject from their point of view. It provides a thorough and logical description of the five scanning formats 24P, 25P, 30P, 50i and 60i as well as recording formats, editing options, delivery potential and discussions on the financial implications theses decisions might have.


It looks at comparative costs between different decisions surrounding camera formats, such as 16mm to 35mm shooting for different examples, such as a 100-minute low budget movie or 30 second commercial. There is also considerable discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of using HD versus film, seen from a producer's perspective and what the impact is on all those involved in making a movie. Different delivery systems and camera equipment are discussed as well as editing.

Filled with practical advice for tackling everyday decisions and choices, this is a must-have guide for anyone using or considering using high definition technology.

Audience: Professional Directors of Photography (DPs) and associated crew members: camera operators, focus pullers, first and second camera assistants who are converting to high definition from film or TV format digital tape. Directors, Producers and Production Managers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136054570
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Wheeler BSC FBKS was trained at the BBC rising to become a Senior Drama Film Cameraman. Paul Shot one of the first BBC Drama Series to be photographed using the then new Digi Beta cameras, by which time he was freelance. He is a renowned cinematographer/director of photography and trainer, he has been Head of Cinematography at National Film & Television School and still runs courses on Digital Cinematography there. He has also been Head of Cinematography on the Royal College of Arts MA course. Paul was invited to become an associate of Panavision in order to help them introduce the Panavised version of Sony's HDW 900f camera which meant he joined the HD movement 3 days before the first Panavision camera arrived in Europe. Despite all this he is still very much a working cinematographer. He has been twice nominated by BAFTA for a Best Cinematography award and also twice been the winner of the INDIE award for Best Digital Cinematography. His previous books, "Practical Cinematographyā€¯ and "Digital cinematographyā€¯, are both published by the Focal Press.

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. 1 Why Choose HDCAM? 1
1 What is 24P and HDCAM? 3
2 Picture quality 5
3 Display quality 8
4 Cost implications 11
5 Delivery requirements 16
6 Sales potential 18
Pt. 2 Pre-Production Decisions 21
7 Production considerations and frame rates 23
8 Production considerations relating to the type of production 29
9 Crewing 37
Pt. 3 Preparing for a Shoot 41
10 Camera preparation prior to the shoot 43
11 'Top of day' camera assistant checks 50
12 Troubleshooting 52
Pt. 4 The Shoot 57
13 Lighting and exposure for HD 59
14 Lenses 64
15 Monitors 75
16 Colour balance 79
17 Playback 83
18 Shipping 88
19 Multi-camera shoots 91
20 Hazardous conditions 96
21 Camera supports 99
22 How HD affects other crafts 102
Pt. 5 Examples of Shoots 105
23 Some pictures that made it to HD - and why 107
Pt. 6 Post-Production 115
24 Post-production 117
Pt. 7 The Sony HDW F900 camera 123
25 The camera head 125
26 Digital imaging 128
27 Frame rates and scanning 131
28 The on-board VTR 137
Pt. 8 A Selection of Other Cameras and Equipment 141
29 The Panavision HDW 900F and its system 143
30 The Sony HDW F750/F730 HD camera 149
31 The Thomson Viper HD camera 155
32 The Sony HDW F500 VTR 163
33 The Sony HDW F900 menus 166
Index 205
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