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Understanding Digital Cinema Principles Through Photoshop


At AbelCine we hold a lot of events aimed at helping still photographers move into the world of cinematography or add video to their creative tool kit. These "Stills To Motion" events are focused on the art of cinema, as well as the latest camera technology. At one such event, we discussed the RAW and Log modes in the Canon EOS C500, as well as the wide cinema gamut found in the camera. Many of the photographers in the room weren't as familiar with these concepts and asked that we translate the terminology into something they could better understand.

It can be easy to forget that digital cinematography technically works the same as digital photography -- just at 24 frames a second (or more). So, what better tool to describe these digital cinema principles than Adobe's Photoshop software. As a staple in the photography community, it is a tool that is widely used and understood. I wrote an article for HD Video Pro magazine about translating digital cinema terms and principles using Photoshop. While it is geared towards photographers, I think many cinematographers will find it revealing as well. Check out the article over at HD Video Pro.

Andy Shipsides

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