High-definition is now ubiquitous in video production and High Definition Cinematography, Third Edition provides the explanations, definitions, and workflows that today's cinematographers and camera operators need to make the transition. Paul Wheeler will explain the high-definition process, suggest the best methods for filming, and help you choose the right camera and equipment for your crew with this comprehensive book. You'll also learn the different formats and when best to use them, how to create specific looks for different venues, and learn how to operate a wide variety of popular cameras.
Introduction; Why Shoot HD?; Which Formats to Shoot On?; Picture Quality; Display Quality; Delivery Requirements & Six Sales Potential; Crewing; Line Standards & Definition; Three Chip Technology; Single Chip Technology; Setting the Colour Balance; Lenses; Monitors & Cabling; Playback; Some Pictures Shot on HD and Why?; The Sony HDW F500 VTR; Update to Arriflex D-21; Update to New Dalsa Model; Update to Latest Variant of the Panavision Genesis; Current Practice Recording Equipment; The HDW f900 Menus; Conclusion