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#1 Benjamin Lamb

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:45 PM

Could someone please explain what the purpose of the "+" in the center of a field monitor is? I'm assuming it has to do with the composition and framing, but I'm not sure I understand why. Personally I just find it distracting. Here's a photo for an example: https://www.flickr.c...157644027202177

 

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:48 PM

Center of frame. And the inside is the center of the center.


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#3 Benjamin Lamb

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:50 PM

Do some cinematographers/directors actually find that useful?


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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:54 PM

I do, yes. Sometimes; you want someone dead-center in the frame, other times i may use the lines to compose a little bit; still other times, if it's a sit down into a shot for example; and I have to pan away to grab a slate, I'll "bullseye" something in frame as a reference.

But just because i use it; doesn't mean you have to. There is normally a way to turn it off these days.


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#5 Benjamin Lamb

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:05 AM

Thank makes sense. Thanks.


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