Has the biggest impact on the look of your image/film/video.
Intensity of Light
How much light is falling on your scene. Is most important to exposure control.
The visual dynamics, the physical properties of a space such as colors, size, reflectivity, etc.
Alter the quality, color, or intensity of light entering the camera.
Provide primary role in forming the composition of an image.
Determines the amount of light allowed to pass through the lens to the CCD chip.
Frame rate and size of the shutter, which determines the duration of each exposure.
Calculator to measure light intensity values of a scene to set proper exposure.
The light falling on a scene.
Measure of the light falling onto the subject.
1/48th of a second
The shutter speed for film running at standard 24 fps.
Aperture Opening. The final step in determining exposure.
Daylight 5600 degrees Kelvin
Distinctly blue hue.
Tungsten 3200 degrees Kelvin
Color temperature of most commonly used movie lights creating warm amber tints.
Cuts the amount of light hitting the lens.
Determines the speed of exposure to the sensor.
In the middle of the Zone System, has reflectance value of 18%.
Reflected Light Meter
Called an averaging meter measures light as an average for a scene.
Incident Light Meter
This light meter measures the intensity of light falling on a scene using a photosphere.
Through the Lens Meter
(TTL) A reflected light meter that calculates aperture by averaging the light after it enters the lens.
Attaches to the video output of the camera to provide quality review for what you are filming.
Thin, slanted black stripes that show the hotspots in your image in the viewfinder.
The electronic amplification of the video signal coming from the CCD chips. Increase in this, increases sensitivity of the imaging system to the light.
Unwanted electronic aberrations and artifacts in an image.
1/60th of a Second
The normal shutter speed for a video.