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Cinematography: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition by Blain Brown

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Figure 8.1. The ARIB/SMPTE color bars are designed for use with HD/UHD video cameras.

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THE WAVEFORM MONITOR

For HD/UHD work, on the set, at the DIT cart and in post, the waveform monitor (WFM)is a reliable reference. Used in conjunction with the vectorscope, it can give us a great deal of important information about our video signal.

Figure 8.2. A sync generator from Blackmagic. (Photo courtesy Blackmagic Design).

The waveform monitor can tell us “the truth” about our video even if our monitors (on the set or in the editing ...

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