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The Filmmaker's Guide to Digital Imaging from Focal Press is a paperback book that covers the new equipment, techniques, and roles that need to be learned and mastered by today's cinematographers, digital imaging technicians (DITs), and post-production artists. Author and filmmaker Blain Brown covers both theory and practice, providing in-depth coverage of essential terminology, technology, and industry-wide production standards such as ASC-CDL and the ACES workflow. The book features full color illustrations and interviews with professional cinematographers and DITs working on Hollywood productions that equip you with the knowledge needed to work in today's motion picture industry, either as a cinematographer, DIT, digital loader, data manager, camera assistant, editor, or VFX artist.
Digital sensors and cameras
The structure of digital images
Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts
Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video files
Exposure techniques for HD and Ultra HD
Understanding digital color
Codecs and file formats
The DIT cart
Downloading, ingesting, and managing video files
Workflow from camera to DIT cart to post
Using metadata and timecode
Introduction Sensors & Cameras The Digital Image Measurement Linear, Gamma, Log Exposure Digital Color Codecs & Formats Image Control The DIT Cart Data Management Workflow & ACES Metadata & Timecode Acknowledgements
Blain Brown has worked in the motion picture industry for over 30 years as a cinematographer, director, producer, and screenwriter. His previous books include:
Cinematography: Theory and Practice Motion Picture and Video Lighting The Filmmakers Pocket Reference