Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video About limited latitude, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Chad Perkins: One of the biggest problems that I have with these little DSLR cameras …is they have such a limited latitude. …It basically means that the camera has a hard time taking in and correctly registering bright …areas and dark areas at the same time. …One or both of these areas usually suffer. …To make matters worse, when you do have something that is too bright or too dark, it just looks terrible. …Typically, what you want, even in blown-out areas, is a nice subtle gradation from white to darker tones.…
But on DSLRs, when you blow out your highlights or also you shadows, you will get these lines …where the tones instantly drop off. …The camera just can't see anything in between this pure white and the slightly darker tones next to it. …Because of that steep drop-off from blown out white to other tones, this problem could …be next to impossible to fix in post-production. …There is a little fix that might help. …If you're using something like After Effects or Premiere or some other tool that has a …
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