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    Second opinion on monitor calibration - Poll

    I always use the histogram to set the exposure, but often I have to underexpose to avoid clipping something and then pull it back in post.
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    Second opinion on monitor calibration - Poll

    I think this was a worthwhile exercise, all the checks I had done in advance told me that B was probably the best exposure, which has been shown by the Poll. One of the ways you can get a good idea what the real exposure level is is to use the waveform tool in some video editing software where...
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    Second opinion on monitor calibration - Poll

    If the same number of people say it is B and C then I would be happy that the ideal exposure level is somewhere between the two images.
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    Second opinion on monitor calibration - Poll

    If the majority of viewers using different monitors, browsers and devices concur that one image has an ideal exposure then I think that gives a good indication that the real world exposure of that image is probably right.
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    Second opinion on monitor calibration - Poll

    Thanks for the votes so far, please don't turn this into a debate about monitor calibration.
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    Second opinion on monitor calibration - Poll

    I have just replaced my monitor, the new one comes pre-calibrated to various calibrations like sRGB, Rec 709 etc. I have have also run my Spyder Express on it which gave the same result as the sRGB profile so I am happy with the colours. I thought it would be good to get a second opinion on the...
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    Basel Modernist/High Tech Architecture

    I was in Basel for a few days just before it was all locked down and managed to visit a few interesting sites. It's well worth a visit if you are into Modernist/High Tech architecture. I was in work mode so they are all in my normal work style and don't really show off what a great tourist...
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    Beginner Budget options for Video with external mic

    Depending on the phone he has he might be better upgrading his phone and using something like a rode videomic on a stand plugged into the phone.
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    Video varying Depth of Field

    You can use a depth of field pull. You can do it by using a variable ND filter or ISO to compensate for the change in aperture. You need to be able to vary the ND or the ISO smoothly or you are going to get steps in the exposure variation.
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    2 From Finland

    Very nice, they make me think about the work of William Eggleston.
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    Lime Kilns, Black Country Living Museum

    Thanks for the feed back.
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    Lime Kilns, Black Country Living Museum

    I was working at the Black County Museum yesterday and saw this scene while taking a break. 5 minutes calm in a hectic day. Nikon 24mm shift lens.
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    Audio recording with video

    Why don't you just plug your zoom recorder in to the back of the mixing desk.
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    Best focal length for interior shots

    I find that going wider than 18mm on a full frame makes things look very distorted in the corners. You can help this to a certain extent by not getting too close to things at the corners of the frame and using a lower camera position. This creates more perspective distortion on the ceiling but...
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