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Dimaging

But first, we need some new terminology that transcends an epithet ascribed to recording digital video: “capturing,” as in “we captured some awesome shots today.” With apologies to Nabokov, no butterly nets were used, nor, we trust, were wild creatures harmed in the gathering of wild photons. Perhaps we’re trying to render a process once called “shooting” less intimidating; there certainly are more of us doing it. Even the designation “video” is an understatement. Consider the path of a project that originates on DVCAM, digitally recorded on magnetic tape, sent by i.LINK cable to a computer’s hard drive where it is edited and output concurrently to DVD, streamed on the internet, and recorded to film. Is it video, or film, or digital motion imaging-dimaging?