Movies – Now The Real Digital Revolution Takes Hold

As this year’s Sundance Festival showed, digital technology is finally taking over the movies. “Recent breakthroughs have already demonstrated the ability to make movies with the same clarity as 35-millimetre film using high-definition video cameras, and then project them digitally in theatres with no loss in image quality. In 1998, the number of digital video films presented at the film festival could have been counted on one hand. This year, more than 40 per cent of the festival’s 200-plus films were either shot on digital video or projected digitally. The audience has barely noticed the difference.”