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Intro image for article ALEXA Mini: Multiple Configurations and New Accessories
Tutorials & Guides
The ALEXA Mini has generated lots of excitement partly due to the form factor, which lends itself to many types of cinematography. The other day I had the opportunity to meet up with Snehal Patel at Arri in Burbank, California. Together we went over a variety of builds for the ALEXA Mini.
Intro image for article NAB 2014: Sony PVM-A250 & New 4K OLED Monitor
Tech News
Sony Senior Product Manager Gary Mandle was nice enough to give us a quick walkthrough of some of the newest monitor offerings in the Sony booth this year.
Intro image for article SpectraCal's ColorChecker Software Now Available for Free
Tools, Charts & Downloads
Not sure if your monitor is up to spec? SpectraCal, the company behind CalMAN monitor calibration software, recently announced that their Colorchecker Software is now available as a free download. This software, once only available for purchase or as part of a larger CalMAN product suite, allows users to determine whether their monitor is true to industry standards such as Rec709, DCI or Adobe RGB.
Intro image for article How to Auto White Balance Your Sony Monitor
Tutorials & Guides
To camera people like ourselves, the term Auto White Balance usually brings to mind that little AWB button on many camera systems. When you press the button, the camera tries to adjust its RGB gain levels to make white things in your picture actually white. However, this is not the only place on set where white values are important. A properly calibrated monitor is essential to ensuring what you see on set is what you'll actually get back in post.
Intro image for article How to Properly Calibrate Your HD Viewfinder or Monitor
Tutorials & Guides
While most cameras provide exposure tools like waveform monitors and zebras, having a properly calibrated monitor or viewfinder serves as an additional means to quickly determine exposure - something that is especially useful in run & gun situations. In addition to helping you gauge exposure, a calibrated monitor also gives you a way to check for color accuracy and can help in making color decisions.