Picture Monitors: Monochrome

A picture monitor is, to all appearances, a high-grade TV set without sound. It does not contain the circuitry for ‘off air’ reception, but is instead fed directly with a selected source’s picture. It is the vital part in the control of camera pictures and represents the final link in the picture chain. The size of a monitor screen varies from a compact 5 in (125 mm) to 26 in (660 mm) (diagonal) for group viewing.

Monitor adjustment

An incorrectly adjusted picture monitor not only shows a misleading version of the camera’s shot, but is liable to cause us to alter the staging, lighting, or picture quality inappropriately. A suit may look too dark, simply because our monitor is wrongly adjusted! Most monochrome monitors ...

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