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Latitude - Latitude is the capacity of camera negative film to hold information over a wider brightness range than is needed for the final print. This provides a degree of freedom that is needed because it is impossible to see if the exposure is totally correct until the film comes back from the laboratory. Latitude provides room for later adjustment in printing to compensate for over or under exposure. This contrasts with using digital cinematography where it is possible to see the results immediately and make any required adjustment at the shooting stage. This procedure can reduce the need for a very wide latitude (which cannot extend to the release prints) by ensuring the lighting and camera set ups are always correct at the shoot.