Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Basics of Working With Waveforms

The Basics of Working With Waveforms:
Being able to read a waveform monitor is one of the most valuable skills you can posses, both on set and in post. The waveform is the most precise way to check for exposure and, to a certain extent, color accuracy. Eric Philpott over at the Adobe SpeedGrade blog, Moving Colors, has written an easy to digest article about the basics of working with a waveform, including how to balance your blacks and work with luminance settings. While he focuses on utilizing waveforms in SpeedGrade CS6, the information is certainly applicable to all waveform monitors.

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