ATOMOS 10 features monitoring tools that help with making your shot picture perfect. Easily access Focus Peaking, Zebra, False Color and Blue Only Exposure to check image is in focus, noise free and correctly exposed. Options for safe area/ title area markers along with aspect ratio markers and anamorphic de-squeeze functions are also available.
The focus peaking feature provides you with visual guides that enhance the areas in your shot that are in focus. The parts of the image that are in focus are highlighted by the selected color. You can customize the settings for focus peaking in the Mode of the settings menu.
The Zebra feature overlays a diagonal pattern over the parts of the image that are exposed +-5% of the target level set. This allows you to see at a glance, where parts of the image have reached a certain exposure level. You can customize the settings for the zebra function in the Zebra Threshold of the settings menu.
The False Color feature allows you to quickly expose your image by seeing an overall representation of brightness grouped into meaningful colors.
False Color Scale
The False Color Scale on the left-hand side of the screen is a legend that correlates brightness values in the image with specific colors. The numbers in this scale represent the IRE %. As an example, mid grey is present between 44-47 IRE (green), underexposed footage is -7 to 2 IRE (purple), and overexposed footage is from 96-109 IRE (bright orange).
Blue Only Exposure
Blue only displays a greyscale image based on the blue channel of the input signal. This is useful to observe the noise content of a video image as sensor noise is most visible in this channel.