TABLE OF CONTENTS
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360° is a variety of virtual reality (VR).
Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), autonomous or controlled aircraft.
Arri's high end camera platform since 2010
Arri's complete large-format camera system
The Arri Amira has been expanding the portfolio of the Arri camera series since 2013.
Sound is one of the most important elements of film and television productions.
The URSA Mini Pro, successor to the URSA Mini, brings DigitalCinema quality in a shape similar to classic broadcast cameras.
Filters work according to the principle of subtractive color mixing.
The Canon Cinema EOS series has been available since 2011.
The Rec.2020 color space is used for standardization in UHD television.
The TV color space Rec.709 was established in 1990.
The digital camera market has become increasingly diverse in recent years, serving a wide variety of users from high-end, high resolution dramas, to small flexible self-operated cameras for documentaries.
Comparison table of important Digital Cinema Cameras.
The new law for drones in Germany is valid since 2017.
Introduction to the Photosensitivity of Digital Cameras.
Frame rates refer to the number of individual images displayed per second when a piece of video is played back.
The ultra-compact cinema camera was introduced in 2014.
With the GH4, Panasonic delivered 2014 its first 4K stills/video camera with the ability to record 4K, 4096x2160 pixels in 24p.
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 takes the position of the high-end system camera in the G-series.
The Sony Alpha 7s II was introduced in 2015.
The Canon EOS 5D Mk III in 2012 became the successor of the revolutionary EOS 5D and the EOS 5D Mk II.
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) is a standard developed by the BBC and NHK.
3D 360 ° VR camera with 8K resolution.
IPP2 improves handling of difficult hues, softening highlights and enhancing details in the shadows.
In addition to digital video cameras and DSLRs, some smaller cameras now also offer the option to change lenses.
Despite recent technological advances, many filmmakers still prefer the look of film.
Lytro is a US-based company that design and build light field cameras.
A free software add-on, that provides increased functionality to Canon EOS cameras.
Everything about mobile journalism.
Capturing 360° video is challenging, as it requires the use of multiple cameras, as well as stitching the camera outputs together.
The DVX200 was introduced in 2015.
Compact & lightweight shoulder-type P2 Camcorder from Panasonic
With the launch fo the AU-EVA1 in 2017 Panasonic closed the gap between the Lumix GH5 and the Varicam series.
Panasonic's smaller brother of the cine camera Varicam 35.
The 8K-Large-Format- Camera by Panavision.
The RED camera family.
Crop Factors is the cropping that a sensor does of the image it is presented from a camera lens. The overview.
The advantages of Sony´s CineEl mode.
Since 2012, Sony has released three F-series cameras under the CineAlta 4K brand.
Sony launched the FS- series in 2015.
Meet the VENICE, flagship of Sony's CineAlta range
The very popular SONY XDCAM series of cameras has experienced a facelift in recent years.
Classification and types of spotlights for Film and TV.
Timecode is used to synchronize audio and video or multiple video sources.
Video recordings with log curves, are not raw data.
RAW is an uncompressed video format.
The RGB signal offers full colour resolution with a ratio of the sampling frequencies of 4: 4: 4.
A brief history of the video signal is required to understand today’s waveforms.
Virtual Reality (commonly abbreviated to VR) is the common term used to describe a range of technologies.
The basics of log curves and gamma (part 1 of 4).
The dpp´s 10 things to know about - location workflows.
The field of application of 3D audio is highlighted in this article.
Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud is a very powerful, cross-platform editing platform.
A cloud-based platform for uploading and viewing dailies, grades, edits or other work items.
Assimilate SCRATCH is an end-to-end colour correction and dailies workflow tool with extensive functionality.
The main problem of sound in the digital age.
TV and media providers are encouraged to make their programs accessible to hearing and visually impaired people.
There are many technical possibilities available today for sound on television.
Pro Tools is a digital audio editing, mixing and sound design application, made by Avid.
AVID has been one of the main providers of non-linear editing systems for a long time, thanks to its editing system Media Composer.
Is a dedicated colour correction system, designed for fast and secure processing of complex projects involving large amounts of data.
COPRA has been developed by the CinePostproduction GmbH as an iOS app for dailies reviews and approvals, used predominantly on an iPad (although is compatible with other iOS devices).
Recording and editing of TV sound is now almost exclusively digital using PCM (Pulse Code Modulation).
For the transmission of TV sound to the customer, several procedures and audio codecs are available today.
Metadata insight for Dolby sound.
Clipster provides Master for all cinema packages.
What is possible for sound mix in NLEs?
Baselight, produced by FilmLight, is one of the most feature-rich and complex colour-correction systems on the international market.
A shaky, blurred video is often a problem.
Across Europe from 2012 onwards, broadcasters have started to adopt and roll out sound mixing and measurement to the new EBU R.128 recommendation.
An exciting insight into the mixing aesthetics of the sound.
Steinberg, Nuendo, Sequoia and more in a short
Important for the Future: Next Generation Audio & Binaural Sound Techniques.
The Digital Vision Nucoda grading and finishing system is a comprehensive colour correction and online editing system.
In Version 6.4 one of the most comprehensive and advanced data management tools for use on set and in post production.
How to fix Rolling Shutter Effects.
The best apps to create video content with your mobile device: title animation.
In recent years, the intelligibility of sound, and in particular the dialogue in films and television programmes has deteriorated alarmingly.
Most audio from interviews is captured and recorded in mono.
In the high-quality areas of (cinema) film post production and in the area of VFX single-frame sequences are still used as standard.
To guarantee the safe exchange of programs, the following track and channel assignments are used internationally.
The dpp's guide to what you need to know about UHD
The RAW format of the Arri Alexa camera family.
The P2 card system (P2 HD) was introduced by Panasonic in 2004.
The new Blackmagic RAW codec was officially unveiled at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam.
The term CODEC stems from the blend of the words Coder and Decoder.
The Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM).
A Digital Cinema Package (DCP) is a collection of all the relevant digital audio and video files and metadata used for the delivery and presentation of a feature film to a digital cinema.
Deinterlacing is the process of taking an interlaced video sequence and changing it into a progressive video sequence.
The DNxHD video compression format was originally developed by Avid as HD became a media standard.
In 2014 AVID introduced its Codec DNxHR.
Since 2003 a recommended standard for audiovisual applications.
HDCAM SR (Superior Resolution) is a recording and delivery format introduced by Sony in 2003.
Since 2013 a standard for audiovisual applications recommended by ITU
High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a method of capturing and displaying images with much brighter highlights and more detail in darker areas.
Creating one master format for TV and film content
The JPEG 2000 format is used primarily within the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.
Metadata is used in film making for a number of different purposes.
A highly efficient video codec for compressing image data up to 5K, developed by Apple.
REDCODE RAW is a proprietary file format from the camera manufacturer RED.
In contrast to an analogue signal, a digital signal of bits (each either a 0 or a 1) can only represent a finite number of amplitudes at a finite number of moments in time.
The Serial Digital Interface (SDI) is used for transmitting uncompressed and unencrypted video data.
A RAW-format introduced by SONY.
Definition and spelling of TV- Formats by the EBU.
Things to know about UHD Production
Ultra High Definition video (UHD) became a broadcast reality in 2014.
The race for the top position in next-generation video codecs.
X-OCN stands for "eXtended tonal range Original Camera Negative".
The XAVC family of codecs were developed by Sony and introduced together with the high-quality PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 digital cameras
Recording Format XDCAM HD422 is still popular for Factual Production.
The world of live broadcasting online is evolving rapidly.
Technical Guidelines for HDTV to ARD, ZDF, ORF
Technical guidelines for HDTV to arte.
The technical requirements for the delivery of programme content to BBC Studios
Technical guideline for HDTV to BBC
How to deliver Selection Screeners to german film festival Berlinale
The following parameters give an overview of the delivery guidelines of Canal +.
Technical guidelines for HDTV delivery to CBC
Technical guideline for delivery to cinema
The following parameters give an overview of the delivery guidelines of Danmarks Radio.
In May 2011, Eutelsat launched a broadband satellite Internet service called Tooway.
This report presents the story of the UK broadcast industry’s transition to file delivery
An IRD is used to receive encrypted and digitized signals.
IP- Contribution offers the possibility for an entirely new and more cost-effective live contribution solution.
Technical guidelines for delivery to iTunes.
Netflix requires content to be delivered according to its guidelines in version 8.1.
Modern smartphones provide a new opportunity for news operations to generate broadcast content.
The following guidelines represent an overview of the delivery to NRK.
Technical guidelines for HDTV to North American Broadcasters Association (NABA)
Technical guidelines for HDTV to North American Broadcasters Association (NABA/ MPEG)
Technical guidelines for HDTV to ProSiebenSat1.
The following parameters give an overview of the delivery guidelines of Rai.
This article shows the delivery of data to RTL Group.
A number of international news organisations make use of I.P connected; video streaming backpacks (such as TVU Networks, LiveU, QuickLink etc.) to transfer content back to the newsroom.
The following parameters provide an overview of the guidelines for delivery to SVT.
The most graphically the troubled relationship between production and connectivity was laid bare in our 2016 survey report Connectivity and Production.
Today there is more content created for non-broadcast distribution than for broadcast.
In the pages that follow, we look at what IMF is, how it works and what it does.
Introducing the new DPP Film Tech App.
The DPP's 10 things to know about - Connectivity
The DPP's 10 things to know series.
Archival storage is optimized for very low cost and low footprint of media and a very long durability.
Storage and computer technology is not flawless.
Protecting the integrity of data or at least detecting silent data corruption or malicous manipulation is a key requirement for storage and communication systems.
Cloud computing describes a virtualized computing infrastructure for data and application hosting on hardware owned and operated by a cloud provider.
Use Cases, Features and Security of Cloud Storage.
Today, every computer type or digital film camera follows a common architecture.
Whether a particular computing device is fit for a given task in a media production workflow depends on multiple factors.
Different stages in a production workflow require specific tactics to protect filmic data from loss or damage.
Data reduction methods are used to reduce the data rate of a stream or file.
Overview for formulas, storage space and transfer time. Please use as well the Data Calculator in DPP Film Tech App.
A Contemplation of Digital Archiving.
Encryption is a cryptographic process.
Files can be transfered between computers in many different ways and over many different protocols.
Durable storage in computers is managed and structured by filesystems.
High-performance I/O is a key component for an efficient media production workflow.
Local Mass Storage and it's interfaces in a short.
LockitScript is an iPad app created to manage production scripts & continuity.
Format for long-term archiving data in film production.
The types of memory modules differ in capacity, speed, cost and power consumption.
Mobile cellular networks are deployed on almost every country.
Securely storing large amounts of data for shared access by multiple users is a central requirement in modern media production.
Computer networks consist of many interconnected devices (nodes).
Many different networking technologies exist.
None of the publicly available networking technologies provides sufficient security measures for critical business operations or private use.
The operating system (OS) is the central system software that manages all computer hardware resources.
Processors are the central processing unit (CPU) inside computers.
The Atomos Shogun is an external audio and video recorder.
The Blackmagic Video Assist is a touchscreen-controlled field recording device.
The Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ is an external audio and video recorder.
The Atomos Samurai and the Atomos Ninja are external recorders.
Memory Card Standard by SONY.
CompactFlash (CF) is a flash memory mass storage device used mainly in portable electronic devices.
A flash memory mass storage device.
P2 ("Professional Plug-In") is a professional digital recording solid-state memory storage media format introduced by Panasonic.
Two types of RED storage.
Types and standards of inexpensive Recording Media.
Media for F65 RAW-Recording
SxS (S-by-S) is a flash memory standard.
XQD card is a memory card format primarily developed for flash memory cards.
How to manage risk?
In modern workflows it is often unfeasible or uneconomic to completely operate in private network environments or within the perimeter of a single organization.
Media technology has shifted from a solid mostly interoperable hardware-based fundament to a software-heavy landscape that runs on cheaper general purpose computing hardware.
Overview about Storage for Recording, Transport, Online, Nearline and Offline.
Storage technology is not flawless.
In Board rooms all over the world right now there is talk of a move to IP – or ‘Internet protocol’ – working.
Network nodes may be directly connected by a multitude of physical carrier technologies.
Using cables for network connectivity is both costly and cumbersome, hence wireless networking technologies gain traction.