Video jargon can quickly get complicated, and can seem even worse to stills photographers who’ve learned a whole lexicon of photography concepts and terms and now have to do the same with the very different world of video. But the video basics are comparatively simple and easily learned, and the rest can follow from that. […]
Cinema 4K (DCI 4K, C4K)
This is a version of 4K video with a slightly wider aspect ratio than 4K UHD and is actually ‘true’ 4K with a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels. The aspect ratio is slightly wider than the 16:9 ratio widely used in video, so it’s not suitable for all productions. Not all cameras that capture 4K UHD can capture C4K.
The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of its width to its height. The larger the ratio, the ‘wider’ the image; the smaller the ratio, the ‘squarer’ the image. Digital camera sensors have their own ‘native’ aspect ratio, and this is generally tied in to the sensor size. The small 1/2.3-inch sensors or […]