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#1 Jason Hamilton

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 02:14 AM

When working with a DVX100 series camera what is a good light meter for calculating your fstop?


this is a double post but i didn't get any answers in the dvx100 section so...



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#2 John Hall

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 10:06 AM

You don't need a light meter to determine your fstop on a video camera. Just put an 18% grey card in front of your talent, zoom in on it, and the auto exposure will tell you the exact same thing a light meter will.
And you don't even need to do that. Just look in the eye piece and decide what you want to expose the shot at.

Spend your money instead on a good video monitor, like the Sony PVM-9L3.
You could probably find one used for about the same price as a good quality light meter.
A good monitor will do more to help you get great images than any light meter will.

Most of the DVX community seem to agree.
http://www.dvxuser.c...ead.php?t=40654
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#3 Jason Hamilton

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 07:08 PM

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