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Is this the right way to shoot in the style of a Hollywood silent movie?

I need to shoot a silent movie on a digital camera. I have a Canon EOS 77D, which has an APS-C sensor (22.3 × 14.9mm). David Mullen, a cinematographer, said here that early Hollywood silent movies ...
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How does double Native ISO function?

My question are based on two things. SNR can be modeled by the poisson distribution and with increasing illuminance, noise increases (shot noise) but so does the SNR. Cinema camera sensors have a ...
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"Do monochromatic sensors without a CFA have better resolutions than sensors that do?"

I've been reading a bit about Bayer CFAs and still don't quite comprehend how it reduces spatial resolution? I can see that there is an evident lose in color resolution due to the interpolation and ...
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Benefit of being able to see the Infrared band in Monochromatic Cameras?

I have read that cinema cameras such as the ARRI monochromatic series have no IR filter, allowing them to "capture the non-visible infrared light that renders white foliage, milky skin, black eye ...
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The benefit of 14 stop acquisition when the exhibition is only in SD?

I’ve always wondered what benefit a 14 stop acquisition has when the exhibition will be in SDR which has around 6 stops of dynamic range (according to Wikipedia)? How does the 14 stop image fit into ...
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Digital 4K acquisition vs 4k exhibition

I did some simple calculations using the classic SMPTE reference for cinema viewing AOV of 43.4 degrees, at average human visual acuity of being able to resolve lines at 1 arc minute, at obtained a ...
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At what point is bit depth redundant in photography/cinematography?

When thinking of pixel (physical) resolution, I imagine the pixel count as sampling the spatial variations in luminance across the scene. More pixels, the greater ability to sample the undulating ...
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Rotation around the entrance pupil (nodal point) for more natural camera movements?

Do camera movements where the axis of rotation is fixed around the entrance pupil (nodal point), seem more natural by not shifting the perspective or do we as humans not actually move our sight/see in ...
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Vanishing Points and One-Point Perspective in Photography/Cinematography

To my understanding one-point perspective is produced when the parallel lines (depth) in a scene are orthogonal to the image plane and the other two dimensions height and width are both parallel to ...
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Difference between Spectral Sensitivity and Spectral Dye Density, and how are they linked?

I read on a paper from kodak the differences between the two, but I'm still not sure if I understand it correctly. I'm pretty certain I understand the spectral sensitivity of film, as it is pretty ...
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Wrapping my head around the signal to noise ratio

To my knowledge the signal to noise ratio when talking about shot noise, is defined as the mean signal divided by the standard deviation. In the Poisson distribution, which can be used to model shot ...
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DOF formula vs the simplified DOF formula

I was calculating the theoretical difference in the change of the DOF (depth of field), between a frame achieved on a 25mm signature prime and an "identical frame" achieved by using a 75mm ...
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Will a professional PL s35 anamorphic lens cover a fuji sensor and provide proper squeeze?

I have a fuji x-mount camera which is aps-c. As far as I understand it aps-c is just about the same size as super35, and I can buy a PL mount adapter for my fuji camera. Does this mean if i use ...
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Saturation and contrast in photography vs video

I've observed different ways and styles to edit photography, and sometimes "cinematic" photography. And I've observed in some places photography tends to have strong contrast and saturation. Very ...
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Why do my videos not look as good as professional examples I've seen? Screenshots attached [closed]

The first picture of a girl is a screenshot from the travel video that i am making, and and the second picture of a boy is a screenshot from a youtube travel video. I want to achieve the quality of ...
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Why are cinema cameras so big? [closed]

I have always wondered why cameras for filming TV are so big. Even the camera's that my high school video production class uses are huge. I tend to see some people starting to move towards cameras ...
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Are cinema lenses good for photography?

Are cinema lenses good for photography? Im flirting with the idea of using cinema lenses for some photoshoots, mostly fashion and studio work but also shoots outside. Manual focusing and extra weight ...
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Why are DSLR lenses measured in F stops instead of T stops?

I understand the difference between f-stop and t-stop, but why are cinema lenses measured in one, and dSLR lenses measured in another?
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How can I achieve a soft but detailed film look digitally? [closed]

Wonderful photo of the streets of Athens I found. I'm an amateur photographer curious to learn how to make my digital photos (Canon Rebel T3i) look more like film. Like this photo here, it has that ...
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If I mount a (heavy) cine lens on a DSLR, does it need additional support?

I'm shooting some video and I'm renting a Zeiss CP.2 50mm which is a whopping 2 pound lens. I'd like to mount it on a Canon 7D. Will the lens need some sort of additional support apparatus (i.e. the ...
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What gives lenses a cinematic feel?

Maybe this is far to broad a question, but I'm not sure I can do better: I'm interested in using a cheap DSLR for movies (hacked Panasonic GH1). I am a good artist, but I don't know anything about ...
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Why are cine lenses so much more expensive?

For example, compare a cine lens like the Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 ($3,900) to a high-end DSLR lens like the Canon 50mm f/1.2L ($1418). Both are EF-mount, have the same focal length, and it ...
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Can photographic composition rules be used in cinematography?

We all know that photographic composition has certain rules like the rule of thirds, diagonal lines, etc. I am wondering whether those same rules can be applied in cinematography. Can they? I ...
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