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Monitors are one of the most often used tools on set, but an improperly-calibrated monitor can be disastrous for the final image. In this module, we’ll show you how to use color bars to properly calibrate your production monitor both on set and in the edit bay.


  • 14:29 video that walks you through how to calibrate a production monitor
  • Complete resource guide


  • What is a waveform monitor
  • What is a vectorscope
  • How to use color bars to calibrate a production monitor
  • What is blue mode
  • How the ambient conditions can affect the image on the monitor
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