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BASIC PRIMER IN SIGNAL MONITORING

Reading a waveform monitor (WFM) is largely a matter of experience; it’s something you get used to as you do it. Video engineers can use WFMs to measure a number of aspects of the signal, including frequency response, sub-carrier phase, and so on. For now, however, I am mainly concerned with basic monitoring of the signal to make sure that exposure and color values are within legal limits (Figure A2.1).

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FIGURE A2.1A studio technician monitors the video signal.

You may have two dedicated monitors, one a waveform ...

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