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Digital Streak Camera Captures High-speed Objects In Full-color Photographs
2013-08-14 10:37:21

SPIE Optical Engineering article details device and innovation process Researchers at MetroLaser, Inc., have developed a new design for a digital streak camera that captures full-color images of projectiles traveling up to 3350 m/s, which is 10 times the speed of sound. This system was designed to replace the outdated film-based streak cameras that are still in use at high-speed test tracks. Film-based streak photography records the motion of an object as it passes in front of a...

2013-07-26 23:01:40

Final Cut Pro X filmmakers can create realistic, epic lens flares in Final Cut Pro X with ProVega Volume 2 from Pixel Film Studios. Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Post-production studio and special effects developers, Pixel Film Studios, announced the launch of ProVega Volume 2 today, a sequel to their professional lens flare plugin for Final Cut Pro X. "ProVega provides editors with a whole new library of lens flares to use in Final Cut Pro X," Said Christina...

2012-01-27 15:00:33

The eyes are the window into the soul–or at least the mind, according to a new paper published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Measuring the diameter of the pupil, the part of the eye that changes size to let in more light, can show what a person is paying attention to. Pupillometry, as it´s called, has been used in social psychology, clinical psychology, humans, animals, children, infants–and it should be used...

2011-12-15 08:00:00

Captivating, thought provoking photos and inspiring autobiographical adventures create for the reader a comforting bridge into the unknown. Ms. Zander's new book âœIntuitive Adventures beyond the Camera Lensâ presents and offers insights into rare, enigmatic photographs which she has coined â˜Photographic Energy Phenomena.â Kona, Hawaii (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 âœIntuitive Adventures Beyond...

2011-09-27 09:34:11

University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered how to extract and use information in an individual image to determine how far objects are from the focus distance, a feat only accomplished by human and animal visual systems until now. Like a camera, the human eye has an auto-focusing system, but human auto-focusing rarely makes mistakes. And unlike a camera, humans do not require trial and error to focus an object. Johannes Burge, a postdoctoral fellow in the College of...


Latest Science of photography Reference Libraries

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2010-10-27 21:50:51

Photographic film is a sheet of plastic coated with an emulsion containing light-sensitive silver halide salts that when exposed to light it forms a visible image. Through film developing, a chemical process applied to the film, a visible image is created. To create black and white photos there is only one layer of silver salts on the film and when exposed to light the silver salts block light and appear as the black part of the film. Color film uses three layers of salts and dyes in...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Parabolic Mirror -- A parabolic reflector or parabolic dish is a reflective device formed in the shape of a paraboloid of revolution. Parabolic reflectors can either collect or distribute energy such as light, sound, or radio waves. The parabolic reflector functions due to the geometric properties of the paraboloid shape: if the angle of incidence to the inner surface of the collector equals the angle of reflection, then any incoming ray that is parallel to the axis of the dish will be...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.