How often do people really take the time to explain the real basics? With stuff like colour correction, while you can and should rely on your eyes and a good, colour-calibrated monitoring system, you also need to make sure that your graded output is technically OK, or it might be rejected by your client
This summer we're re-running some of our most popular articles - just in case you didn't see them first time. Here's Phil Rhode's look at how to understand Waveform and Vector displays
As usual in the Winter season, we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time
If the recent review of Blackmagic's SmartScope Duo is anything to go by, there's a significant amount of interest in test and measurement equipment. Gone are the days when a light meter and a trained eye was enough; to do better, we need technological measures – test and measurement equipment, and in this article I'm going to discuss a few of the most common approaches and why some may be more useful than others, depending on the circumstances
Blackmagic's cameras are bringing a raw workflow to an uprecedented number of people, and also highllighting the difference between raw and "standard" ("Rec 709) video - the stuff we've been used to up to now. If it seems complicated, it will be a little bit less so once you've read Phil Rhodes' article.