October 31, 2015 at 7:31AM, Edited October 31, 7:32AM
Isn't Waveforms the only reliable tool for judging exposure on set?
As I am reading more and more about how to rescue over and underexposed footage, please educate me.
I am on an imaginary shoot, I got a waveform monitor. My camera has a decent dynamic range. I am going to make sure my highlights are max in the 100-110% range (Super white, still rescueable) and my shadows are not crushed.
I am in post production and happy that I have no problem at all.
Second shoot: I only have histogramms, I am not sure if I am in the 100-110% range highlight wise while still maintaining most of my shadows uncrushed. I am screwed.
What I am asking myself right now is: Who in their right minds would use anything but a waveforms monitor on a shoot?
I know that's polemic, cause it is a very budget question (I currently dont have one for the same reason)
But am I right that it's much superior tech?
What are useful applications for a histogramm?