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Advanced Cinematography Concepts

Understanding Video Camera Profile or Preset Adjustments and Settings (Part Two)

The simplest explanation of the settings found on video cameras to control exposure and color information.

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Basic Cinematography

What is a Light Meter and do you need one for Video?

One of the most common questions cinematographers have is whether to invest in a light meter or not. This article gives you the straight dope.

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Basics of Color

What is a LUT (Look-Up Table)?

The simplest explanation of what a LUT (Look-up table) is, and how it should be used for color correction or grading.

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Photography workflows

Who needs the Zone System?

Every modern camera has an in-camera meter, and the most common of them is the Matrix or Multi-zone meter (also called evaluative or segment meter, among other names). Surprisingly, due to complicated algorithms that work effortlessly in real time, these meters give you the best exposure ninety nine times out of a hundred. And that’s […]