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. […]
Standard HD (720p)
This is the first of the 'HD' video resolutions, but has now been largely superseded first by full HD video (1080) and 4K video. Standard HD is now used mainly for slow-motion effects which rely on high-speed capture played back at normal speeds.
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 […]