Ed Lachman's EL Zone System

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Cuervo

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Ed Lachman's EL Zone System

PostWed Apr 27, 2022 4:39 pm

Panasonic varicam has implemented a new "false color" mode using Ed Lachman's EL Zone System. I suggest this would be a very valuable tool to have in Davinci Resolve. Noteworthy, is that this system delineates exposure in f/stop steps instead of IRE steps. I suggest IRE is an outdated and outmoded methodology in today's imaging environment.
https://www.fdtimes.com/2021/04/25/el-z ... chman-asc/
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Re: Ed Lachman's EL Zone System

PostWed Jul 06, 2022 7:15 pm

Cuervo wrote:Panasonic varicam has implemented a new "false color" mode using Ed Lachman's EL Zone System. I suggest this would be a very valuable tool to have in Davinci Resolve. Noteworthy, is that this system delineates exposure in f/stop steps instead of IRE steps. I suggest IRE is an outdated and outmoded methodology in today's imaging environment.
https://www.fdtimes.com/2021/04/25/el-z ... chman-asc/


100% on this!!! I wish the current false color tool allowed more than 10 custom steps; why is it limited?
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Re: Ed Lachman's EL Zone System

PostWed Jul 13, 2022 1:25 am

Call me crazy: I think it's better to adjust levels with a Waveform Parade Monitor and a Vectorscope:

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You can really see subtleties like specular highlights before they clip doing it this way.
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