Videography for Digital Films



Videography refers to the process of capturing moving images on electronic media, for example: videotape disk recording. The word Videography comes from the Latin word, where video means “I see” or “I apprehend” and Graphy means “To Write”, in short it means Videography. The term includes methods of video production and post-production.

Digital Videography

Digital videography in the late 20th century blurred the distinction between videography and cinematography. Any work related to outside commercial motion picture production is known as Videography.

There was an era where, with the advent of computers and internet, videography covered not only shooting video with the camera but also included the digital animation, gaming, video blogging etc. In this field, videographers produce their assets entirely on the computer.

A videographer can be a camera operator. Videography refers to a specific method of combining both pictures with the sound recording. There is way of creating a video by capturing moving images and combining and deducting the parts through video editing.

There was a time when most of the recording was done through videotapes, hard disk or solid state storage to capture the footage. But now these methods are not in use anymore. Nowadays, there is variety of methods to capture images and video footage through different video recorders.




From the time the digital cameras came into use, there has been a debate between the photography world and the film industry since late 20th century. Different Digital Movie Cameras produces different outputs. Digital Film can be referred to a number of different process and techniques used in the modern film.

The digital film making provides training in video editing, audio editing, shooting and visual effects. There are cameras that are designed for domestic use for some low budget independent production. From 2010, digital movie cameras have become the dominant type of camera in the motion picture industry.

A videographer is a person who knows how to operate and has knowledge regarding the technique of camera and video recording. A videographer in his videography works solo with his single setup. A videographer normally maintains and operates different types of camera equipment and stays up to date with latest equipment.

Digital Film formats are usually specified in terms of horizontal resolution. All formats designed are progressive scan and captures 24 frame per second rate established in the standard 35 mm film. In the last few years, 2k resolution has been the most common format for digitally acquired motion pictures and videos.

Now, 4k resolution has also become the most prominent format. There are numbers of video camera designed for different video recording purposes and those are especially for high end digital cinematography use. Some cameras provide large sensors; some provide recording options with low compression ratio, etc.


In the last decades, there were large numbers of movies which have been shot digitally. Videography plays a vital role in digital films in today’s world. Digital Film is a part of a storage medium which is used in digital camera to capture and store images (e.g.: memory card, hard disk, or recordable cd).

A digital camera may require a particular type of storage medium, or may be compatible with a number of different types. As a rule, a digital camera comes with a cable that allows you to transfer images to your computer without removing the storage medium.

Otherwise, you move the data from the camera to your computer manually, inserting the medium into the appropriate drive of your computer. Some newer printers also come equipped with slots for memory cards, so that you can print photos without using your computer.

The merits of digital versus film photography have been debated in the photography world and the film industry since the late 20th century, when the digital cameras became widely available. Digital photography and Digital cinematography have both advantages and disadvantages related to still film and motion pictures. In the 21st century photography became predominantly digital.


We too prepare our students to make digital films known as Digital Film Making (DFM). We have all kinds of sophisticated photography and videography materials in our centres.

Students use them to make their movies. Faculties teach and help them edit their video footages that they have shoot. We also conduct DFM Competition twice a year only for our students.

Groups of students actively take part in the competition and showcase their creativity in the form of short movies. It’s never late to learn good things. Join MAAC Kolkata today and know more about videography and how it leads to a great future.


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