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#1 Randy J Tomlinson

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:57 AM

Hello,

 

I am considering to purchase a TV Logic LVM Monitor for my Arri SR3 and i wonder what if.....

The Monitor has a Zebra Option. I used this when i shot Digital with my GH5, but does it work with Film too?

Or should i rather use the good old Lightmeter? Has anyone done this Experiment yet? Using Zebra on the Monitor to set Exposure?

I'm pretty sure that Analog Film and Digital Sensors are a complete Different pair of Shoes regarding this Question.

I apprechiate your Opinion

 

Randy


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#2 Stephen Perera

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:03 AM

light meters all the way....you will feel better and more empowered for it too....not only that but film handles highlights way better than digital so meter for the parts you want 'lit as you imagine it'...added to that the dynamic range of film and you will do a great job if you get it scanned properly too....zebras, monitors and film unless you test will be off I would imagine.....


Edited by Stephen Perera, 06 December 2018 - 06:08 AM.

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#3 Bruce Greene

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:14 PM

You can not judge exposure on a video assist monitor when shooting film. Period.

You must use a light meter.
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#4 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:05 PM

The video assist output has an independent gain circuit to boost the brightness of the image from the mirror. This means that the brightness of the video tap has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with how the film is being exposed.

 

Use a lightmeter.


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#5 Alex Sprenger

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:34 AM

The video assist output has an independent gain circuit to boost the brightness of the image from the mirror. This means that the brightness of the video tap has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with how the film is being exposed.

 

Use a lightmeter.

To add to that, because of that and the completely different log curve of film you also shouldnt try to read your contrast ratios off of the video tap. It basically can only be used for monitoring framing.


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