Digital Technology and Moving Images


Digital Technology and Moving Images

A film, also known as a video, motion picture, digital film or digital video, is a visual work of artistic visual art that employs moving pictures to simulate real experiences, emotions, stories, views, beauty, or ambiance through the employment of moving pictures. It can be television, cinema, home videos, or other medium. It is usually shown through the display of an electronic display unit (EDU) or through a television set.

There are two kinds of motion picture films – the pre-recorded video tape and the on-the-spot live action film. Pre-recorded video tapes have pre-recorded images or scenes from a movie or other source such as a live stage performance by a live actor or actress. The images or scenes are usually shot from a distance and then inserted on to a standard video tape roll. The images are then slowed down or sped up so that the characters in the scene are seen as though they are moving.

Old English speaking countries such as the United Kingdom used a type of slide film called broad slide or broad screen that displayed moving images onto a transparent pane of tempered glass. This type of film was first invented in 1825 by J. S. Napier. This technology was later taken over and modernized by the Leotheme Company in Great Britain. The term “motion picture” came about due to a misconception that the Leotheme Company invented the technology and named it after their company.

A standard film frame has twenty-four frames per second. A standard motion picture can be viewed by an audience that spans a very large radius. There are many advantages of having a standard film format over a motion picture presentation that uses a high definition video camera. The primary benefit of using standard format is that it is a lot more cost effective to produce an expensive product than a high definition video camera because the amount of labor hours required to complete each project are much less.

Standard format movies are not broadcast in widescreen format. The aspect ratio of the film is 16:9. Standard format was used for Betamax, the first widespread format of film. When VHS tape became obsolete, standard format was used for Betamax.

Digital projectors are capable of playing standard or progressive film footage at the same time. Digital projectors are also commonly used for projection on a television set. Digital cameras can be used for still shots. The advantage of digital is that it takes less time to develop a completed film project than it does to create a digital image from a computer.