How to Read and Interpret Video Scopes [v]

[ This is an excerpt from a recent on-line webinar: “Ask Larry Anything!” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library. ]


“Ask Larry Anything!” is a free-form conversation about video editing technology.In this short tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates how to read the video scopes inside Apple Final Cut Pro and, by extension, Adobe Premiere Pro, because they share similar scopes. He also provides a table describing where to set skin tones to make people on camera look “normal.”


How Read and Understand Video Scopes

TRT: 11:08 — MPEG-4 HD movie



One of our favorite – and most wide-ranging – sessions returns with “Ask Larry Anything!” Presented by Larry Jordan, this session focuses on real-world storage speed tests, reading video scopes, fixing color problems and answering reader questions.

This session covers:

If you are wondering how much storage speed you REALLY need to edit video – or want to learn how to read video scopes and color correct images – this session is for you.


These topics range from beginner to advanced. Subjects change quickly, so if you aren’t interested in the current question, another will be along in a few minutes.

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