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Encyclopedia > Digital film

Digital film refers to cinema production and performance systems which work by using a digital representation of the brightness and colour of each pixel of the image. A digital system is one that uses discrete values (often electrical voltages), especially those representable as binary numbers, or non-numeric symbols such as letters or icons, for input, processing, transmission, storage, or display, rather than a continuous spectrum of values (ie, as in an analog system). ... This example shows an image with a portion greatly enlarged, in which the individual pixels are rendered as little squares and can easily be seen. ...

This allows much more flexible post-production in the digital domain than would be possible using analogue techniques such as traditional film opticals. Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ... An analog or analogue signal is any continuously variable signal. ...

Digital film systems have much higher resolution than digital video systems, both in the spatial dimension (number of pixels) and the tonal dimension (representation of brightness). They also tend to have much finer control over colorimetry throughout the production process. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

Early digital film systems scanned images that were shot on film, and transferred the output images to film for projection.

Modern systems now allow both the use of digital cameras and digital projection. A theater using digital projection is known as a digital cinema. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A typical multiplex (AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California). ... This article is about digital presentation. ...

Digital film is typically used in conjunction with a digital audio soundtrack. Digital audio comprises audio signals stored in a digital format. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ...

A common format for digital film post-production work is the DPX file format which represents scanned negative density in a "10-bit log" format. There is typically a different file for each frame, often 20 to 50 megabytes in size. Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ... DPX, the short form of Digital Picture Exchange, is a common file format for digital film work and is an ANSI/SMPTE standard (268M-2003). ...

Digital film festivals are now common around the world. the largest and pioneering being onedotzero, that tours as well as produces digital film content. essential. ...

See also

sfddfds Digital cinematography is the process of capturing motion pictures as digital images, rather than on film. ... Digital intermediate (often abbreviated as DI) describes the process of digitizing a motion picture and manipulating color and other image characteristics to change the look, and is usually the final creative adjustment to a movie before distribution in theaters. ... This is a list of movie-related topics. ...

External links

  • CFC digital lab website
  • EFilm website

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