April 8, 2015 at 2:42PM

You voted '+1'.

Exposure Direction

Whenever I'm working with any sort of camera, I usually expose with the light meter that is in camera. I have a manual light meter that says differently. When I adjust the ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, etc. to the numbers on the light meter, my image looks over, underexposed, or griany. Which direction should I expose to?


It depends on your camera. A calibrated cine light meter like the Sekonic DigiCineMate L-308DC is one way to go ( I own one that I use from time to time ), or a good field monitor with a wave-form or false-color display can be extremely handy at getting the right exposure.

Otherwise, do some tests and try to calibrate your camera's light meter, by checking your results in your video editor, and keep adjusting things until your camera starts to match what you are seeing in your video editor.

April 8, 2015 at 6:39PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

What camera you use? if you use Canon, you can move the light meter of the camera in difference positions...

April 10, 2015 at 2:37AM

Rag├╝el Cremades
Film producer and director

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