Re: how much of what we see is black?

From: Brook Hinton (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 11:48:40 PDT

"Does anyone know of a video camera that incorporates a shutter?

They all do, in one form or another. In fact there is all kinds of hubbub
about the rolling shutters in the new cheap HDV CMOS cameras. The commercial
video folks are all upset that they don't expose the whole frame at once. I
love them! Actual temporal distortion within the frame! Try a camera toss
and see! Not the same as a film shutter, but much more temporal
transformation than the shutters on most CCD cameras (and actually more than

The lack of blackness within and between frames in digital projection does,
I believe, negatively impact the psychological involvement of the viewer in
the image. That particular area in which the viewer's brain becomes a
collaborator in creating the image is, in digiworld, gone. Other means must
be employed.


Brook Hinton
film/video/audio art
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