Tutorial: Scopes: How to Use and Read the Four Primary Video Scopes

Tutorial: Scopes: How to Use and Read the Four Primary Video Scopes
Tutorial Dec 05, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Video scopes are an indispensable tool for editors. Here’s an introduction by Jarle Leirpoll, to the four primary scopes: Waveform, RGB Parade, Histogram and Vector Scopes.

Jarle Leirpoll believes that "a thorough understanding of the scopes will take your color grading to a new level of awesome!" And to that end has written this article explaining the most used scopes—Waveform scopes (RGB, Luma, YC and RGB Parade), the Vector Scopes, and the Histogram. along with practical uses for all of them.  Here's an excerpt from the article:

When you’re color correcting and grading, it’s important to accurately assess your video signal. You need to know if you’re crushing the blacks in that night shot, clipping the whites in those clouds, and what exact hue and saturation that logo is. Your monitor may not be properly calibrated, so that can’t be trusted, and our eyes adapt to the image, so we can’t trust them either.

But we can trust the scopes. The scopes never lie. They can be quite intimidating, though, if you’ve never learned how to interpret them. If you get high blood pressure and a rash from opening the scopes panel in your editing software, this article will cure your scope-o-fobia.

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