Why bother shooting test charts in everyday work? Why bring them on location or use them on set, especially if you’re only using one camera?
“Chip charts” have long been used to adjust and match cameras in live TV production, but they also add value in cine-stye shooting. Adam Wilt describes common color and grayscale test charts and shows how they help you in production and post—and, increasingly, how they let you color-correct clips with one click of a button. He’ll also discuss the use of focus targets and lens-testing charts, both in prep and in production.