Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks


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Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks

The first of the video scopes that we'll take a look at is the Y-Waveform Monitor, which allows us to see and measure the luma or light and dark values of an image. It's very important to know and correctly set your luma values, because the human eye is extremely sensitive to accurate blacks and whites. Having a dingy white or a muddy black is not only unappealing to the eye, but it also throws off the entire luma palette of the image. Our overall goal is to expand the tonal range or variants from black to white.

So let's take a look at how we can best set our white and black values. Right now, we are in Source/Record mode and we want to launch Color Correction Mode [00:00:412.07] by pulling it up from that toolset. And we have three windows that pop-up. The top window is a triple monitor that displays a number of different things. We can set these as needed. Right now we have a video scope in our left monitor called the Y Waveform graph. We have an image and we have our thir...

Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks
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Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ashley Kennedy as part of the Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

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