On monitor vs. Developed
Posted 21 August 2005 - 11:28 AM
Posted 21 August 2005 - 05:49 PM
The video tap has an automatic white balance and aperture that makes it constantly try and average the image out: if you are mixing color balance, or deliberately over or under exposing for effect, the video tap won't reflect that very well (it will try and normal everything out).
Additionally, the contrast ratio of video is mucher great than that of film, so area's that might be dark on the video, or so bright as to be completely overexposed on the tap, might be entirely within the sensitivity of the film and will have image detail on the film, which can really burn you if you can't see out the windows on the tap, but on the film you see buildings out the window you didn't want to see.
Lighting to the tap will lead to lots of problems.
Posted 21 August 2005 - 07:19 PM
I agree with Charlie. I wish the tap could be used like a monitor from a video camera, but it can't do it. I'm behind on advances in technology, but I don't recall anyone offering much in the way of help. It would be fine if someone would come up with a near equivalent system to assess the TTL image via a monitor. Think of how much time that would save on lighting set-up alone.
Posted 22 August 2005 - 09:39 AM
Posted 23 August 2005 - 05:36 AM
i thought that i couldnt rely on the monitor. It really would be a great help if it could tell us the truth, as it does in video
Unless it is set up properly, and viewed under controlled lighting conditions, a monitor often does NOT "tell the truth", even with video cameras. The Kodak Display Manager System helps post houses maintain consistent displays for making critical decisions:
Posted 23 August 2005 - 07:14 AM