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Feature Highlight: Spot Meter

One of the many advanced image analysis tools built into every Odyssey and Apollo is the Spot Meter, ideal for spot checking and camera matching.

The Spot Meter is an advanced, very easy to use tool for checking levels within video images. You have the ability to precisely verify colors in a given image, check your shadow and highlight areas, and even match cameras for multi-camera shoots. This is a very specific tool that allows you to meter down to one specific pixel, or average an area of 64 or 256 pixels. Spot Meter can be set to display IRE values, 8 Bit or 10 bit values, as desired.

By simply tapping a point on the Odyssey or Apollo OLED panel, you can access this information, and even use it to compare more than one input on the unit. Most importantly, there is no need to walk into the scene to take a reading!

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Spot Meter is extremely useful when:

    The “Compare Two” mode is especially helpful. In this mode, you have two spots to use, and a chart with details for each spot, as well as two Color Swatches. These allow you to instantly check to see if the two spots are evenly lit, and if the colors are precisely the same, which is very important for commercials.

    One of the greatest advantages of the spot meter is the ability to check luminance across an entire image, which makes checking a chroma key image very easy.

    Using an Odyssey7Q, Odyssey7Q+ or Apollo, one can check up to four cameras while in Multi-Stream Monitoring mode, or in Multi-Stream Recording mode using the Apollo or Apollo Option. The Odyssey7Q and Odyssey7Q+ allows you to view two camera sources simultaneously in many recording modes.

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You can easily set up to 8 points of reference and ensure each subject's face is lit appropriately! You have your choice of spot size, 1 Pixel, 8x8 Pixels or 16x16 pixels. You can select modes where 1, 2 or 8 spots may be checked simultaneously. You can move the spots to any area of the screen, check the values, then turn off all of the spots instantly. Then, you can turn them back on, and they will be in the exact same positions. Of course, any spot, in any video image can be checked, as it only takes a finger to move a spot to anywhere in the scene.

Spot meter is a unique image analysis tool only offered by Convergent Design. Beyond it's professional recording capabilitites, Odyssey and Apollo monitors are second to none in picture quality, accuracy, and value. 


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