ITS 364 Ch 12

1.       Video cameras now come in many sizes. Many can fit in your pocket, like a smartphone. Video cameras that are made only for that purpose usually have better quality of video. The quality can change from resolution, sharpness, and aspect ratio. New video cameras can record in 4k or ultra HD.

2.       It depends on the device as to what the high definition means. Blu-ray has a resolution of 1920x1080. Some record at 1280x720.

3.       A 4k ultra HD camcorder has 3840x2160 pixels as compared to a regular HD camcorder which the maximum is only 1920x1080.

4.       Letterboxing is putting up black bars on widescreen video recorded in standard definition and increases the quality.

5.       Interlaced format alternates the lines being drawn on a screen and is what television uses. Progressive format draws one line after another and works better for videos.

6.       You can store media on a disk, a hard drive, or memory stick. If you really wanted to you could upload it to a cloud storage service. Typically I trust my computer so I probably would only have it stored in the camcorder and on my external hard drive.

7.       Using the LCD screen would draw extra power from the battery. If you use the zoom function a lot and also playing back video straight from the camera would all decrease battery life.

8.       Scripts are a series of scenes or units of action. One page of a script is roughly one minute of film. Every new scene is marked by a centered heading. Scene descriptions start at the left margin. Character names are written in all caps the first time they are used.

9.       First is to remember to have the right amount of light, second is to keep the camera steady, and third is focus on framing the subject.

10.   If you took a video of a trip of something and you wanted your friends to see it then you could post it to Facebook. If you made tutorial videos and wanted as many people to see it as possible then you could upload it to YouTube for people to watch.