Exposure tools for RAW recording (2 replies)
I'm new to RAW recording and would like to know what most cinematographers use as an exposure tool when shooting RAW. Are most using a gray card with waveform monitors, False color, or are many still using a light meter or some other method? Is this a matter of personal preference, or is there an accepted industry practice? I've been shooting Blackmagic RAW mostly using a waveform monitor and gray card and have gotten consistent results so far. I'm just curious about what other tools DPs use as a guide when exposing RAW formats.
Most DP's I see light to a calibrated monitor with a LUT like a k1s1. You can also use false color, waveforms, and/or light meter. If you're using the meter do some tests first to make sure you're in sync.