3 Potential Game Changing Film Technologies of the Future
Film technology has come obviously come a long way in the last couple of decades. We are now able to record, store and enjoy our own home movies more conveniently than ever. We are all essentially walking around with high quality video cameras wherever we go and are able to upload away videos we record online within a few minutes! That seems impossible just a few short years ago. But what technologies does the future hold?
Light Field Technology
Thus far, this is available only for some image capture cameras, but it is highly likely to become available in film at some point in the future too. Light field technology essentially allows a camera to capture the whole image or shot in focus. Rather than focusing in on part of the shot and having the foreground add/or background blurry, these cameras would allow for a completely in focus image.
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There is certainly something artistic and special about changing the focus of a shot or image, and filmmakers utilise this to create a certain feel in certain scenes, for example. But the potential of this technology is quite exciting, particularly when it comes home movies and the like.
The science behind this is quite fascinating, as the camera essentially picks up on where all the light that enters the camera is coming from and adjusts accordingly. There is obviously a lot more to it than that and if you want to find out exactly how these cameras work, you can find out more here.
3D Films and Footage
While the technology is available, the idea of 3D movies hasn’t really taken off for various reasons. For one, nobody really likes wearing those uncomfortable glasses when going to the flicks. Others find that it can be dizzying and hurt the eyes. And often it’s the case that the 3D technology isn’t that good and seems like a gimmick more than anything.
3D technology has been developed and it’s very likely that 3D technology will continue to change and improve considerably over the next decade, to the point where it may be the norm. Technology is being developed that allows us to experience 3D films without the need to wear glasses. Instead, a filter of sorts is placed on the screen that allows us to perceive it in 3D.
This technology would enable us to film videos at home on our smartphones and cameras that are 3D enabled, which is a very exciting concept indeed.
Dual lens, which is actually already available for some smartphones, is a technology that will certainly improve the quality of our home movies sooner rather than later. Dual lens technology allows for a number of benefits, improving film quality considerably. With one lens highly zoomed and the other a wide angle, the two combine to offer a much clearer, higher quality image. You don’t need to zoom in as you currently would, which often leads to blurriness and an unimpressive picture.
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By the same token, the camera provides improved depth perspective, lending itself more to 3D technology. A dual lens camera performs significantly better in low light environments. It can be quite frustrating nowadays when we can see someone clearly in front of us but when we film them, the result is a dark picture where nothing is visible. Dual lens technology offers a solution to this problem and is something we’ll all be looking forward to.
Who knows what other technologies the future brings? It will be interesting to see how much of an effect these technologies will have on the way we enjoy watching films and making our own home movies too If you do have old film that you need to convert to a digital format , remember to get in touch with Cineclair Productions.