News Flash: Palm-sized digital still cameras shoot big time 4K motion pictures! Yes, it is true, and we are paying $12.00 a ticket to see the resulting images at our local movie theater. The motion picture industry is at a point where digital cinema cameras of all shapes and sizes achieve incredible low light sensitivity and excellent skin tone reproduction, while benefiting from vastly improved dynamic range. Seeing is Believing, a short 30 min multi-media presentation, focuses on the applied use of these digital cameras (big and small), along with their remarkable sensor technology and cinema lenses for motion picture production. In the context of making movies, the presentation introduces and explains the industry standards for camera ergonomics, imager size, resolution and ISO. Using a high-end digital cinema camera alongside a pint sized 4K still camera the audience will be taken through the daily considerations of cinematographers and professional image makers.

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