Module 5: The Display, Monitors and Timecodes

Adjusting a Video Monitor   We all watch TV and use computers without much thought about how the screens are adjusted for brightness and color.  When shooting or editing video, however, having a properly adjusted picture is critical to evaluating and controlling the picture. While shooting, a monitor displays a likeness of what the camera is capturing, which is not necessarily identical to what the camera is actually capturing to tape or disk.  The color, shadow detail, contrast, or overall brightness shown by the monitor may or may not match what the camera is actually capturing due to the type and quality of the monitor and the way it is adjusted.  The problem here seeing is believing ---- concept that’s hard-wired into our brains.  Whether the monitor is correct or not, we tend to believe what it shows. We’ll be