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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wielage View Post
    You could tell a lot more with waveform displays and vectorscope images. There have been methods for many years (decades, really) to interpret scopes and understand why a picture looks the way it does, and what could be done to improve it or change the look. I'd refer anybody interested to this document:

    https://www.tek.com/document/primer/...igh-resolution

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    think False Color is good to have if you're a camera operator shooting under tough conditions, like a fast-moving documentary or reality show, where you can instantly see when you're clipped an image or you're in some other exposure problem. But I don't think it's a good way to dissect or understand an image.
    Appreciate it! The conditions you explained are exactly what I am preparing for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Besh View Post
    Appreciate it! The conditions you explained are exactly what I am preparing for.
    I think a lot of people get seduced by False Color displays because it's what they know from using cameras. But we need much finer, more nuanced displays about what blacks, whites, mids, and color signals are doing.

    Check out the Scopebox displays, which I think are extremely good (particularly the HML vector display):

    https://www.divergentmedia.com/scopebox

    I've used this display in post with Scopebox for some time:



    Every scope is important, and each of them tells me something the other doesn't. All of them give me clues on what we can do to make the picture match better or look more like what the filmmaker wants to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wielage View Post
    I think a lot of people get seduced by False Color displays because it's what they know from using cameras. But we need much finer, more nuanced displays about what blacks, whites, mids, and color signals are doing.

    Check out the Scopebox displays, which I think are extremely good (particularly the HML vector display):

    https://www.divergentmedia.com/scopebox

    I've used this display in post with Scopebox for some time:



    Every scope is important, and each of them tells me something the other doesn't. All of them give me clues on what we can do to make the picture match better or look more like what the filmmaker wants to see.
    I like what this thread is transforming into. Thanks foer the knowledge Marc!
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    I think false color has some usefulness in post too, especially if you get the values dialed in in a way that gives you a nice overview of various zones of your image. But it's just one tool and having traditional scopes along with false color is very powerful.
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    The plugin referenced in those stills is https://timeinpixels.com

    He did a great job with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P. View Post
    I know The Strangers: Prey at Night is definitely on there... Ender’s, Detention, and Dredd *were* on there, but they may have been taken down over the years.
    Strangers added to the page, good looks! Great example of very "dark" look that is not too "dark." Like to see where the values are in those stills.

    http://trustydigitalmedia.com/epic-grabs/
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    "In a World," shot on the lovely Hawk C Series lenses, added. Forgot how much I liked this movie :)

    http://trustydigitalmedia.com/epic-grabs/
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    Few more added :) almost done with my list
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wielage View Post
    I've used this display in post with Scopebox for some time:
    This is for OSX only, yes? I was under the impression you worked in windows or Linux.
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    Added Dragon Tattoo to finish up the research. Hope this helps someone along the way!
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