Lighting for Digital Video and Television (3rd Edition) by John Jackman

By John Jackman

Improve the visible caliber of your movies and electronic video clips with a high-quality knowing of lights basics. this entire direction in electronic video lighting fixtures starts with how the human eye and the digital camera strategy gentle and colour, progresses during the fundamentals of apparatus and setups, and finishes with useful classes on easy methods to clear up universal difficulties. full of transparent illustrations and real-world examples that reveal right apparatus use, issues of safety, and staging recommendations, Lighting for electronic Video offers readers with all they should create their very own visible masterpieces.

* movie variety suggestions for electronic video productions
* developing "movie" seems on a low price range
* lighting fixtures for HD
* the right way to maximize present gentle
* the right way to be a grip + questions of safety
* interview setups
* colour correction ideas in combined lighting fixtures events

* indicates the right way to shoot in on hand mild
* colour correction in combined lighting fixtures occasions
* Film-style lighting fixtures recommendations that create lifelike appears
* really expert setups for blue monitor, evening pictures, and product images
* lighting fixtures units with fastened sensible mild sources

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That’s the one used on all your 120-volt appliances, computers, and of course, video lights. This connector is rated for 15 amps of load, so it would typically be found on any light up to about 1500 watts. But what about more powerful lights? Like your electric dryer, these require a different connector, one that is rated to bear the heavier load—and that is configured in such a way that you cannot accidentally plug it into a lower-rated outlet. There are also different configurations for different voltages.

You may not have paid a lot of attention to the details. But if you did, you noticed that the specific shade of chartreuse that you selected translated into a particular set of RGB digital values—say, the ugly shade of 127,255,0. This digital value represents that glaring green on a computer monitor by indicating 50% value for Red, 100% value for Green, and 0% value for Blue. By the way, this is not a color that would be legal for digital video! If you’re not familiar with how this works, stop for a moment and go to your computer and play around with setting colors in a paint program to see how this 8-bit RGB system works.

This is known internationally as a Type B connector. It plugs into the standard household outlet and has three connectors: hot, neutral, and ground. The hot or “live” connector is the one that is actually running from one of the black wires in the service panel. The neutral (sometimes called common) connector is run from the white center-tap wire. The ground (or “earth”) is connected to that bare copper wire that ties into the earth itself somewhere, usually through a water pipe or ground spike.

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