Final Cut Pro 6 - Calibrating Video Monitors with Color Bars

background image

Calibrating Video Monitors with Color Bars

Videographers don’t rely on the viewfinder of a camcorder to adjust the image being
recorded. Viewfinders and camcorder LCD displays are often too small and have color
fidelity that’s too inaccurate to ensure proper focus, brightness, and color adjustments.
Instead, a properly calibrated video monitor can be set up on location to monitor the
video during shooting.

Similarly, editors and broadcast designers shouldn’t rely on an uncalibrated monitor
when making crucial adjustments to the color and brightness of their movie footage.
Instead, it’s important to use a calibrated broadcast monitor to ensure that any
adjustments made to exposure and color quality are accurate.

background image


Part III

Color Correction and Video Quality Control