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Technique that seems to freeze everything in the world except the camera

It's called "Bullet Time" and was popularized by the movie The Matrix. The effect is achieved by using many, many cameras to all shoot stills at the same time, and then effect of motion around the ...
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Technique that seems to freeze everything in the world except the camera

The BTS from The Matrix shows the early days of this technique: . The newest technology is Intel 360° Replay. Its customized for Sports Arenas and other places where ...
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Broadcast Television - Best specs to supply news footage

ABC, NBC, Comcast and others all have their own specs. What I've found is that 1080 progressive MP4 (h.264) at 29.97 fps (some rare cases need 59.94), with audio between 192-256 Kbps, usually does the ...
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Broadcast Television - Best specs to supply news footage

Getting a file format that works for everyone is very complicated. However, if you are are trying for network news, it is safe to use MPEG-2 TS 1080i29.97 (CBS, NBC, CNN) or 720p59.94 (ABC, Fox) at ...
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Chroma subsampling notation - rules

Yes, there are. Let x:y:z is a chroma subsampling. Then x = 4 So the begin of the notation is 4:. y|x (y is a divisor of x) So there are 3 possibilities for the first two numbers: 4:1: or 4:2: or 4:...
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Defined Technical Specs for 'Broadcast Quality'

This depends entirely on who you are delivering to. Different broadcasters have different requirements. Most have a delivery spec sheet that you can request, or that they publish online. e.g. here's ...
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How can people apparently manage to capture video in such poor quality in 2022?

The short answer is compression. While cameras these days are modern marvels, the images they capture are often encoded, re-encoded, and re-encoded again as they make the trip from the camera sensor ...
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Does any record exist of the animation techniques used producing Disney's Bambi?

The 'The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation' book by Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston is a great resource for this. It's available in hardback, and online in many places. It covers Bambi directly, ...
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Presentation techniques for YouTube

In Russian we have term for them — плашка. English name I personally don't like — Lower third I was making them in After Effects. With animations, dynamic text, etc. There is a lot of tutorial (...
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Chroma subsampling notation - rules

The numbers in chroma subsampling notation are the ratio of the sampling rates of the luminance, chroma difference, and alpha channel, if present (Whitaker, 2003). For example: 4:4:4:4 The color ...
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How can I film my two hands?

Go Pro offers both headbands and helmet mounts for their cameras. Once you learn how to position and aim your head-mounted camera based on what you want it to see, you then only need a mechanism to ...
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What is the camera technique use in desiigner - Panda vidéo?

It made with body camera rig. Here is tutorial, hot to do it yourself, but you will need some adjustments to face it from front. Or if you don't need hands in the shot, you can use your tripod, how ...
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