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Craig Alan
fcp x scopes settings
on Jan 2, 2014 at 4:38:59 am
Last Edited By Craig Alan on Jan 2, 2014 at 2:59:32 pm

I noticed in a Larry Jordan tutorial that he used the waveform scope with Luma and Histogram with RGB overlay. He used the histogram for black/shadow levels (0) only and then waveform scope for white/highlights levels (100) and mid tones.

When setting exposure levels using the histogram and waveform scopes for black levels, why is there a difference between Luma vs RGB overlay? I find that if I set shadow so that I am at 0 level with nothing below and then switch to Histogram and RGB overlay that there is still some colors below 0.
I can, if I like how the shadow setting looks on the broadcast monitor, use global to raise everything to just over 0, then adjust the white levels and lastly mid tones.

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