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    Hi guys

    Where do you usually set your zebras on the UM4.6k? 95% is usually the standard, but it's not the first time I've trusted 95% zebras and I failed to recover detail on fair skintones. I've read somewhere the UM4.6k sensor needs a different setting on the zebras, can anyone help?

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    I keep them far away as possible, about 100% if I was you. They've no idea what a magenta cast is. Or any other colour cast for that matter. ursazebras.jpg
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    LMAO!

    Hey David, try 90%. A lot of folks use 90%. Also, remember that highlight recovery of ProRes is far far less than with RAW.
    Heck, you might want to set them at 85% if you're shooting ProRes.
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    I used to shoot 85% zebras, mostly shooting ProRes. Frank Glencairn sets his camera at 95% zebras. Frank's a lot smarter than I so I've settled on 90% Zebra. But since I've also moved to using False Colour, I'm less concerned about what the Zebra level tells me than finding what is green and pink in my frame. Try to avoid red and purple, but concentrate on getting green and pink on taeget.
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    Or get a field monitor capable of displaying HDR and expose how you see it. The way I see it zebras and false colours are increasingly thing of the past when most monitors catches up with HDR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick.lang View Post
    I used to shoot 85% zebras, mostly shooting ProRes. Frank Glencairn sets his camera at 95% zebras. Frank's a lot smarter than I so I've settled on 90% Zebra. But since I've also moved to using False Colour, I'm less concerned about what the Zebra level tells me than finding what is green and pink in my frame. Try to avoid red and purple, but concentrate on getting green and pink on taeget.
    Rick,

    I also use and favour False Colour when I have the time to properly prepare for a scene, but for run and gun, zebras are a good tool to have around. I'll try setting it at 90%. I read somewhere, people were setting the zebras on their UM4.6k at 90%. Sometimes, even 85%. Thanks!
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