Discriminating video from film
June 24, 2010 9:40 AM Subscribe
Why do movies recorded digitally look different from those on film?
posted by stinker to technology (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I was watching two of my favorite movies (Atanarjuat [The Fast Runner] and The Gleaners and I [Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse]) and I realized that two of my favorite movies were recorded on video. I can certainly tell the difference, but I don't know why. It doesn't seem like digital photography has the same limitations. If there's very little movement in a scene, it can be hard to tell the difference between video and film. I'm interested in the properties of the recording processes and how these affect the final product. Is it physically possible for video to mimic film?
Bonus points: Are there other kick-ass movies recorded on video?