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:

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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.