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Adam Leonard
Reducing glare on a lightboard
on May 22, 2019 at 7:07:55 pm

So I'm working at a mid-sized university putting together a lightboard studio. It's mostly done, but we've realized that the TV facing the lightboard that we use as a confidence monitor leaves a large glare on the lightboard itself. Turning down the TV's brightness all the way leaves us with only the glare of the subjectfrom the monitor, but a) that's still more than we'd like and b) the confidence monitor is then dark to the point of only being about 50% useable.

We already have a polarizing filter on the camera. How do we reduce the glare further? This is the model of TV that we're using.

What we had been thinking about was ordering a polarizing film to put over the TV screen. Would that work, or would it not do anything, since all LCD screens already have a polarizing filter? If we do want one, what degree rating do we want it to have? The TV is directly facing the lightboard at a zero-degree angle, so we'd want a filter with a zero-degree rating, right? This part is new to me.

One tutorial said to put the monitor off to the right instead of in front of the lightboard, but that forces the subject to look off to the right constantly. We're looking to avoid that and leave the monitor where it is.

Totally different suggestions are also welcome.

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