Chapter 2

The Video Signal

A video signal is basically composed of a series of voltages, which together form a pattern of light that ultimately results in the image that we see. This chapter describes the method for reading the various types of monitoring scopes that are used during color correction, followed up by a description of the various forms of video standards and systems commonly used.

Reading the Scopes

The utilization of monitoring scopes during the color-correction process is extremely important as it allows the colorist to view the video signal’s parameters and to ensure that the levels are within transmittable, or “legal,” limits. ...

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