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Recent breakthroughs in technology have made it possible for high-definition digital video cameras to capture scenes with a degree of fidelity nearly comparable to that of 35-millimeter film and for projecting them digitally in theaters with no loss of image quality.

A. for projecting them digitally in theaters with no loss of image quality

B. for projecting them digitally in theaters without having image quality lost

C. to project them digitally in theaters without their losing image quality

D. to project them digitally in theaters with no loss of image quality

E. to project them digitally in theaters without it losing its image quality



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Recent breakthroughs in technology have made it possible for high-definition digital video cameras to capture scenes with a degree of fidelity nearly comparable to that of 35-millimeter film and

A. for projecting them digitally in theaters with no loss of image quality

B. for projecting them digitally in theaters without having image quality lost

C. to project them digitally in theaters without their losing image quality

D. to project them digitally in theaters with no loss of image quality - Correct Parallelism

E. to project them digitally in theaters without it losing its image quality
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Seems most people are getting this question very easily, but I found this one particularly challenging.

When undertaking this problem, I got stuck between balancing parallelism and modifier errors. Although it makes the most sense to use "to project" to keep it parallel with the prior "to capture", I didn't think it made sense that cameras were capable of projecting into theatres. Cameras can only capture, and cannot project. Therefore I eventually decide to eliminate my initial Answer Choice D.

However, that leads us to the modifier "for projecting" which is equally awkward. This would lead to "breakthroughs... have made it possible for projecting them digitally in theatres..."

First of all, what is the "them" that is being projected? From context, it could be the scenes, but it could also be the cameras. Therefore there's an issue with this pronoun.

I ultimately struggled to pick between these two issues.
Would appreciate if anyone could shed some light on why "to project" is correct in this context and why it is acceptable for "cameras to project"
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Seems most people are getting this question very easily, but I found this one particularly challenging.

When undertaking this problem, I got stuck between balancing parallelism and modifier errors. Although it makes the most sense to use "to project" to keep it parallel with the prior "to capture", I didn't think it made sense that cameras were capable of projecting into theatres. Cameras can only capture, and cannot project. Therefore I eventually decide to eliminate my initial Answer Choice D.

However, that leads us to the modifier "for projecting" which is equally awkward. This would lead to "breakthroughs... have made it possible for projecting them digitally in theatres..."

First of all, what is the "them" that is being projected? From context, it could be the scenes, but it could also be the cameras. Therefore there's an issue with this pronoun.

I ultimately struggled to pick between these two issues.
Would appreciate if anyone could shed some light on why "to project" is correct in this context and why it is acceptable for "cameras to project"

Good question! Yes, in the traditional sense, we think of a camera as a device for recording and a projector as a device for projecting.

But here we are talking about projecting video digitally. This is different than the old school method of projecting video using film, a bright light, a lens, etc. If your video is captured digitally, you can send it to a screen straight from your camera by simply connecting your camera to the screen!

So while a digital video camera cannot project in the old-school mechanical sense, it can certainly project video digitally.

I hope that helps a bit!
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