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What You See Might Not Be What You Get

This is an important section, so pay attention. I mentioned earlier the importance of having a waveform monitor and vectorscope to check the accuracy of your video signal. A vectorscope is predominantly used to ensure that the colors you see are the same as the colors you will get in your final output media. To check the accuracy of your signal flow and monitor adjustments, you can use SMPTE color bars and a vectorscope to properly set up your system, as shown in Figure 6.23.

Figure 6.23. SMPTE color bars are the standard test pattern used to calibrate a video signal.



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