I have said this for about two years now, but I feel like I'm finally gonna have the time and money to do this shit. I want to get into video as I found myself more-and-more thinking about video and getting creative with it and all that.
Now, of course making good video's and taking good photographs are very similar in many way's, but also very different. And then I'm mainly talking about the technological aspects of video.
I know some basic technical things about video, but not much.
A few things I know I need to school myself on (to give an indication of the stuff I do and don't know):
- Uncompressed HDMI out. Always wondering what this exactly means apart from that it's good. Uncompressed sounds like RAW to me (I know it isn't)
- 4:2:2 and 4:4:4. I imagine this is about bpp and corresponding with Bayern patterns as we know them?
- I still got a question about the RED's 12-bit RAW as Landis pointed out in this thread http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/716343/page/2/
Is that 12-bit bpp or bpc? Either way I'm confused...
What's the bitdepth of most camera's?
- I remember reading stuff about Canon sensors shooting 1080p and having lines filled in (or something like that), because it's not native to the sensor, whereas the GH2 doesn't do that as much (I think it was Evan who said this, probably a year or more ago).
I'm sure there's other slang, technical stuff and what not to learn; please point them out so I can dig into it. Not really feel like studying for midterm tomorrow...
The goal of this thread is just stuff I need to do research on myself; if you want to elaborate that'd be great, but it's mainly just mentioning topics I need to go over and understand.