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Camera menu navigation, white balancing
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The iris is wide open and the ISO is set to its highest setting. The image is still dark by one stop. How much dB gain are you going to increase to add one stop of sensitivity to the sensor?
T or F: When the iris is wide open and the image is still under exposed, you should first increase the dB gain.
T or F: When the iris is wide open and the image is still under exposed, you should only increase the ISO setting as a last resort if the maximum dB gain setting is not enough.
T or F: When the iris is wide open and the image is still under exposed, you should first increase the ISO setting to attain the proper exposure.
T or F: When the iris is wide open and the image is still under exposed, you should only use "dB gain" as a last resort if the maximum ISO setting is not enough.
Most digital cameras have a direct/spot light meter that translates light intensity information into three types of electronic displays. What are these displays called?
- Zebra Pattern
What is the name of the electronic light representation display that appears as a harsh pattern over the picture's image when the luminance level on an object reaches the intensity level set up in the camera menu?
What four steps would you perform to set the proper exposure of a shot using Zebra pattern?
1. In the camera menu, turn on the Zebras
2. Then in the camera menu, set Zebras to 100
3. On the set, put white background in key light and fill frame
4. On the camera, adjust iris until Zebras appear
What is the name of the electronic light representation display that reads the light from bottom to top? At the bottom is a 0% line/black. At the top is a 100% line/white. And you can see the luminance values of all other objects between 0% and 100%.
What is the name of the electronic light representation display that reads the light from left to right? On the left is black. On the right is white. But, you can't tell the luminance values of anything between 0% and 100%.
To attain an accurate white balance in the camera, you should set the WB switch to manual and set toggle switch to either "A" or "B" and then...
Hold 100% white card or paper in the key light, fill the frame with the card or paper, set proper exposure, hold the white balance button until the "A" or "B" stops flashing and the Kelvin temperature is displayed.
T or F: You can select the zoom speed for the FIX position of the top of camera handle zoom switch from  (slow) through  (fast). The default setting is .
What is the benefit of shooting a Macbeth Chart placed in the key light before you shoot the scene?
- The colorist can set the white and black levels to an accurate starting point before making adjustments.
- The colorist can set the hue of the colors to an accurate starting point before making adjustments.
- The colorist can set the saturation of the colors to an accurate starting point before making adjustments.
Steady shot should be turned on to help steady the image when...
You are shooting hand-held with a long lens.
You should use auto white balance...
When you insert a new media card in the camera and it has been formatted, what is the very first thing you record?
Color bars and tone
T or F: The higher the pixel count, the higher the resolution.
T or F: The higher the pixel count, the less recording time will be on the media card.
T or F: The higher the Mb/s, the higher the resolution.
T or F: The higher the Mb/s, the less recording time on media card.
T or F: The lower the quality recording, the more available time on a card.
You have set up the camera menu and have set a shot. But the external production monitor has no signal from the camera. There is a BNC cable connected to SDI-OUT on the camera. The cable runs to SDI-IN on the monitor. What would be the logical thing(s) to do?
- Check camera menu > Video Out = SDI
- Check monitor menu > Video In = SID
- Replace the BNC cable with a new one
What in the camera menu would you turn on to help you focus while actively shooting?
In the camera menu under expanded focus type, you should choose _____ because when engaged, it is the safest way to quickly recognize if the image on your monitor is expanded for checking focus.
Type 2 - Enlarges and shows image in black and white.
T or F: The camera LCD monitor's contrast, brightness, and chroma should be set up to color bars so that what you see is what is being recorded.
T or F: The camera LCD monitor's contrast, brightness, and chroma should be set up the way it looks best to your eye.
T or F: Changing the LCD monitor's chroma level will also effect the recording.
T or F: Changing the LCD monitor's chroma level will not effect what is being recording.
Your first project in production one will be shot in black and white. Which picture profile should you choose in the Sony NX-5 camera menu which closely resembles the tonal quality of black and white film?
To shoot for black and white after you choose the picture profile in the camera menu, what else will you need to do?
Turn off chroma in the viewfinder and all the monitors.
0.3 ND filter _____ (1) the amount of light transmitted to the sensor by _____ (2) f-stops.
ND filters _____ the color temperature of the light transmitted to the sensor.
Will not change
What is the best procedure to erase and format media cards as you get them ready for a shoot?
Format the cards only on the camera you are going to use the card in.
You have only two cards to the shoot. You don't have a computer or drive to dump the media onto. You have one more scene to shoot. But, both media cards are full. What should you do?
Go get or have delivered to the set another card, format it and shoot the final scene.
Before putting the head and legs back in its case when wrapping at the end of a shoot day, you should...
Set the pan and tilt friction/drag to 0 and counter balance to off. Lock the pan and tilt.
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