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Old March 16th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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Using photos to test presets?

In lieu of shooting tons of tape for comparisons between various presets, is shooting still photos to the card a decent compromise? I wouldn't have to spend the time capturing from tape, not to mention saving wear on the heads.

Anyone else finds this works for them?
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Old March 16th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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Consider using a Macbeth ColorChecker chart. it is a standard used in photography for checking color rendition/balance, and provides both color patches and gray scale patches. Available for good photo suppliers.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...cker_Card.html
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Old March 16th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. My question revolves around the differences between shooting stills to the card and shooting video to tape. I was wondering if anyone uses photos to capture images using various presets, and finds them a fair representation of how the same image would appear on tape.
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