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Vision Control

Course Description

This course will train you to work in a lighting and vision control area and to assist a lighting designer and console operator in the creation of stunning visual images in the multi-camera working environment. The course is a mix of craft and technical skills as the Vision control job interfaces between the visual imagery of lighting design and the engineering of the studio's vision system. It will deal with all the technical aspects of camera control and teach the skills required to accurately match and balance cameras in operational conditions to produce beautiful and consistent images.

Course Duration: 5 days.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Line-up cameras ready for multi-camera operations.
  • Match and balance cameras to meet operational needs.
  • Work with a lighting designer to help create the required look for a production.

Prior Knowledge

It is recommended that those wishing to attend should have completed the Training for TV Introduction to Video and Working with Waveforms course prior to attending.

Course Outline

The topics covered will include:

  • The role of vision control in the production of the televised image
  • The technical qualities of light and light sources
  • The principals of line-up, test signals and the use of line up charts
  • Vision monitoring, operational line up, television gamut, legal & illegal signals 
  • Photo Sensitive Epilepsy (PSE) 
  • The effect and use of operational vision control on the televised image: (Lift/Pedestal controls, Gamma, Black shading/White shading, Flare correctors, System gamma, Iris, Gain structure, Exposure knees, Matrix, Detail & Skin Detail, Saturation, Shutters)
  • Chromakey operations 
  • Front of the lens and behind the lens optical filters & devices.

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Knowledge for TV Professionals