Join Robbie Carman for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating contrast and exposure with the Waveform, part of DaVinci Resolve Guru: Mastering Scopes.
- Now that we know how to read a waveform,…let's put that knowledge into action…and evaluate the overall exposure and contrast…of a few shots.…That's actually an important point.…The Waveform is the tool you'll use the most…for evaluating contrast and exposure,…and as such, it's an important tool…in any image evaluation toolset.…So here in our resolve project,…I'm on this timeline 02_03_EvaluatingContrastandExposure.…I have a few shots on this timeline…and I'm starting out here on the first shot.…
Let me press the Loop button right here in the Viewer,…and play this shot.…We can see that this is a okay looking shot,…but it's rather flat.…It seems to be a little overexposed.…I'm not worried about the color at the moment.…I'm simply worried about the exposure…and the overall contrast.…Yeah, it doesn't seem to have a lot of contrast,…and seems to be a little overexposed,…but of course, let's verify what our eyes are telling us…by using the scopes.…Coming up to the View menu,…I'll choose to activate the Scopes.…
Here on my waveform, yeah,…
- Opening and configuring scopes
- Evaluating color, contrast, and balance with a waveform
- Evaluating skin tone and saturation with a vectorscope
- Using RGB Parade or the Histogram
- Matching shots using scopes
- Guiding look development with scopes
Skill Level Beginner
1. Scope Essentials
Types of video scopes2m 25s
2. The Waveform
3. The Vectorscope
4. The RGB Parade
5. The Histogram
6. Evaluation Workflows
Where to go from here1m 3s
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