HiDef, short for "high definition," (also called 24P) is a 24 frames-per-second
digital videoformat for high-resolution capture of motion pictures. "24" refers to the frame rate—"24 frame/s"—and the "p" stands for "progressive image scanning" (as opposed to " interlaced scanning") (Wilt, 2003). As of 2003, there are two 24p HD formats: Sony24p and Panasonic24p. Cameras of this capture depth have been available only since about 2001. Notably, they were used by George Lucasfor the production of his second Star Wars prequel, "". The advantage of shooting with digital-capture cameras is the efficiency in the production process. To edit scenes digitally, no transfer from filmto digital is required. Also, if it is projected with a digital projector, no transference to film is required, either.
* Wilt, A. (2003, November). 24p dissected. In "Technical difficulties. DV, 11," 88.
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