Mike Wilhelm - April 04th, 2012
Once a new editor has learned the basics of editing video, there are a handful of tools that they should learn as they advance their skills. Oftentimes simple to grasp tools get left behind in favor of more flashy effects and filters. Today I want to talk about a couple of easy tools that will improve the overall polish of your video: the vectorscope and waveform monitor. While clicking around your editing software, you may have stumbled across these screens and quickly clicked away, intimidated by their abstract appearance. Without having any background information about what you're seeing, understanding what these tools mean can be difficult, but as any professional will tell you, it's essential to look over your video with these monitors open before outputting a final product.