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Re: Electronic Cinema



"Michael D. Most" wrote:

> > In television broadcasting, so much used to be shot on film including the
> > news...now only expensive commercials (spots) or high quality drama is
> > originated on film. A reduction in usage but film has a firm hold in these
> > high quality areas "for now".
>
> Not in the U.S. Essentially all drama and a very high percentage of sitcoms
> are all shot on film. Video origination is prevelant for news,
> newsmagazines, "reality" and documetary programs, and ***some*** sitcoms
> (primarily those on "splinter" networks like UPN and WB.

Now I've gotta add my 2 cents as a TV viewer, not an engineer/expert. When
watching TV programs (only rarely, I swear!), it's pretty evident which are
shot on film. And in NTSC, it's not the resolution, or even the grain that
matters -- the handling of lighting makes a big difference. I wonder if the
nuances of lighting, the black detail, etc., can be preserved when
shooting in
video. I'm not familiar enough with the technical specs of the new equipment,
HDV-cams, to know. Can anyone shed any light (at the proper gamma) on this
subject?

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