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    Cool solved out of the quotient

    In following sentence:

    "Using steady-cam, the presence of the human being holding the camera is erased, solved out of the quotient by gyroscopes and shock absorbers that yield a perfectly smooth shot."

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    Default Re: solved out of the quotient

    solved out of the quotient

    To me, this looks like nonsense. There may well be Americans that would disagree.

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    Default Re: solved out of the quotient

    It doesn't seem to add anything.



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    Cool Re: solved out of the quotient

    I've found it in a context talking on the process of documentary-making. It is referring to the fact that steady-cam operators are not perceived at the final shot we see on the screen because the image is balanced, without any kind of shaking. On the contrary, a held-hand shot denotes the presence of the operator; somewhat he is there, behind the image we see on the screen.
    So it seems the idea is clear: gyroscopes and shock absorbers take out the presence of the operator, but the exact meaning of what is in red is what I am not able to translate into any perhaps more coherent sentence.

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    Cool Re: solved out of the quotient

    Please, any assistance?

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    Default Re: solved out of the quotient

    As I said before, it is nonsense, and as Ronbee has said it doesn't add anything to the sentence, in other words, if you leave it out the sentence makes perfect sense, with it it is nonsense.

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    Cool Re: solved out of the quotient

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    As I said before, it is nonsense, and as Ronbee has said it doesn't add anything to the sentence, in other words, if you leave it out the sentence makes perfect sense, with it it is nonsense.

    Thank You very much for your kind attention and helpful message.

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