what does an artifact look like?

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  1. shane_watson

    shane_watson Stunt Coordinator

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    i have watched alot of dvds and i still cannot put my finger on what this is,if anyone has a screenshot it would be helpful ,this is the only subject i seem to be missing from my nitpicking library.
     
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    Shane,

    An artifact is anything that doesn't belong in the picture and originated from a recording or reproduction error.

    Speckles are artifacts. Hair-lines in films are artifacts. Edge enhancement coronas are artifacts.
    Even, strictly speaking, wrong colours are artifacts.

    Comes from Latin, meaning "artificially" (sic!), "not made by nature".

    Cees
     
  3. GeorgeAB

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    I thought an art fact was like, "Vincent Van Gough liked sunflowers."

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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    Like the 1st guy said, an artifact is anything that should not be there. This includes:

    Hairs
    Scratches
    Dust
    Noise (not to be confused with grain)
    Pixellation
     
  5. Frank Zimkas

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    Not Art Facts....Arti Facts.
    All facts relating to Arti Johnson!
    Where have you been?
    Geesh[​IMG]
     
  6. Yee-Ming

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    have a look at michaeldvd.com.au which has a comprehensive list of artefacts, descriptions and examples thereof.
     
  7. Dave Getson

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    Wow, that link was great!! Thanks!
     

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