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flou, fondu

English translation: muzziness

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French term or phrase:flou (film, video)
English translation:muzziness
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04:52 Oct 29, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: flou, fondu
"Le studio video realise le composing (superposition des images, realisations de flous et de fondus, etc.) et le montage."
I know "flou" refers to blurring and "fondus" to fading in or out, but I'm wondering what the best terms are in this context. Thanks, Karen
Karen Tucker
United States
Local time: 17:25
fading/muzziness
Explanation:
. Domaine(s)
– Television (Arts)
– Cinematography
– Audiovisual Techniques and Equipment

dissolve Source CORRECT, NOM
fade Source CORRECT, NOM

fading NOM
fondu CORRECT, NOM, MASC
DEF – A gradual changing of one picture to another in a motion-picture or television sequence.
DEF – Effet technique cinématographique ou télévisuel permettant d'obtenir une apparition ou une disparition progressive de l'image.
CONT – L'effet de fondu de l'image peut être réalisé du noir au blanc ou à l'enchaîné pour le fondu au noir.

. Domaine(s)
– Computer Graphics

color muzziness CORRECT
muzziness CORRECT
muzz CORRECT
estompé CORRECT, NOM, MASC
flou CORRECT, NOM, MASC
flou des couleurs CORRECT, MASC

Example of muzziness found in Google:
The original file is an 1150 x 1500 pixel 256-gray-scale .jpg. Several transformations were used to create the image you see here. The look I was after was an old faded picture-book on heavy textured paper. The first manipulation was to adjust the color balance (R -10, G -20, B -50) to get the rusty-off-black ink color in place of true black and neutral grays. This left the background a dull mustard color, for which I substituted an ivory using the color replacer tool. The color depth was increased to 16 million colors to allow me to resample the drawing to 250 x 339; then I applied a sharpening filter to reduce the muzziness and break up the lines. The whole picture was marqueed and modified to 50% opacity and saved as a 31KB .jpg [http://www.legends.dm.net/illos.html]


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Connie Leipholz
Canada
Local time: 17:25
Grading comment
Thanks for all the research you did! I really appreciate it. Karen
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4softness, dissolve
Tony M
na -1fading/muzzinessConnie Leipholz


  

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28 mins peer agreement (net): -1
fading/muzziness


Explanation:
. Domaine(s)
– Television (Arts)
– Cinematography
– Audiovisual Techniques and Equipment

dissolve Source CORRECT, NOM
fade Source CORRECT, NOM

fading NOM
fondu CORRECT, NOM, MASC
DEF – A gradual changing of one picture to another in a motion-picture or television sequence.
DEF – Effet technique cinématographique ou télévisuel permettant d'obtenir une apparition ou une disparition progressive de l'image.
CONT – L'effet de fondu de l'image peut être réalisé du noir au blanc ou à l'enchaîné pour le fondu au noir.

. Domaine(s)
– Computer Graphics

color muzziness CORRECT
muzziness CORRECT
muzz CORRECT
estompé CORRECT, NOM, MASC
flou CORRECT, NOM, MASC
flou des couleurs CORRECT, MASC

Example of muzziness found in Google:
The original file is an 1150 x 1500 pixel 256-gray-scale .jpg. Several transformations were used to create the image you see here. The look I was after was an old faded picture-book on heavy textured paper. The first manipulation was to adjust the color balance (R -10, G -20, B -50) to get the rusty-off-black ink color in place of true black and neutral grays. This left the background a dull mustard color, for which I substituted an ivory using the color replacer tool. The color depth was increased to 16 million colors to allow me to resample the drawing to 250 x 339; then I applied a sharpening filter to reduce the muzziness and break up the lines. The whole picture was marqueed and modified to 50% opacity and saved as a 31KB .jpg [http://www.legends.dm.net/illos.html]





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Connie Leipholz
Canada
Local time: 17:25
PRO pts in pair: 80
Grading comment
Thanks for all the research you did! I really appreciate it. Karen

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Tony M: 'fading' would not be the right part of speech for Asker's context, it needs to be 'a fade', for example; and 'muzziness' is more appropriate as a defect, rather than as a deliberate effect of defocusing, so not right in this context.
4775 days
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1445 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
softness, dissolve


Explanation:
These would be the terms I am more familiar with in my own experience in the biz.

'muzziness' (I've never come across this as a technical term) is more used to describe an image DEFECT, whereas 'softness' is more likely to be regarded as a specific QUALITY.

It could, of course, equally well be referring to the technique whereby one shot transforms into another, not by dissolving between them, but by going completely out of focus and then coming back into focus again on the new image....

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Note added at 4775 days (2013-11-25 21:54:42 GMT) Post-grading
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Also, if these are extra effects being provided by this studio, 'fades' and 'defocusing' — commonly used, for example, to render a background scene 'soft' so as to emphasize a foreground pack shot etc.

Tony M
France
Local time: 23:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 14160
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