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Behind the Lens by Jay Holben

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1.11Maintaining Your Image Integrity: Masterclass on Monitor Calibration

I can’t stress enough about the importance of a professional calibrated monitor on set to maintain image integrity. Without a professional-grade monitor, that you can precisely calibrate, the image you’re looking at while shooting is—at best—a guess at what the image might look like.

Even when working with raw cameras, maintaining consistency over the image and making quantitative judgments over your exposure, color, contrast, and lighting quality can’t be done, with any real precision, without a calibrated tool to monitor the image—for some that tool could be a light meter and experience, for most it’s a monitor.

LED monitors have come of age in the last few years. Where ...

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