The art of combining ingredients.
Like a master chef that mix ingredients to create a great dish, editors know how to put together image, sequences, audio clips and special effects to captivate and entertain the audience. It’s an art and a skill. A labor of love, patience and precision. Editing in the old days was done by cutting and splicing strips of film. Technology evolved with the invention of videotape, (Ampex) and electronic editing was established by the 1950’s. About 50 years later, Non-Linear Editing would arrive with the computerized desktop revolution (Avid). The cost of computerized editing systems was out of the reach of most. Then after the 2000 millennium, a technological revolution exploded and the super expensive editing tools became “democratized” with reasonable prices.
Editing tools for all
In the old days, the “Holy Grail” searched by independent video producers was “RESOLUTION”. Resolution was an important component that differentiated “amateurs” from “professionals” and the term “Broadcast Quality” was a common way to say: “we do have the resolution demanded by T.V. stations”. The gap in quality was big, like 240 lines of resolution with “VHS” tapes, and about 700 Lines of resolution with broadcasting systems like “Betacam-SP” from Sony. This created also a higher production costs due to the cost of professional gear. When the digital revolution arrived at the end of the 20th Century, the rules of the game started to changed. New formats like “Mini-DV” videotape, where serious contenders to the “Broadcast Quality” establishment. Few years more and the tape-less digital era began. Adding to the equation the High Definition revolution started to close the big gap in the resolution wars. The final step just happen with the arrival of 4-K (UHD) Ultra High Definition was released to the general public recently in 2014-2015. Ultra High Definition (4K) will take some time to become a new standard. For YouTube applications, High Definition (MP4) (1080-P) is more than sufficient.
The near future will be delivering 8-K resolution. The problem is, the human eye can not distinguish more resolution after 5-K. It remains to be seen what applications will 8-K be use for. Probably for satellite imaging, military or intelligence applications. Astronomy and nano-imaging technologies could also be some of the uses for a super ultra high definition. The future will tell us soon. In the meantime, 1080-P is fantastically economical and viable specially for on-line distribution.
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