If you’ve been attempting color correction without the aid of scopes, you’ve no doubt felt like you’re shooting arrows at a target in the dark. And if you don’t feel that way, you should realize that not using scopes can be like shooting what looks like a bullseye to you, while everyone else sees the arrow completely miss the target. Your eyes and brain are constantly trying to make everything look natural. This wonderful ability works against us when we’re trying to accurately judge the luma and chroma in our video. Luckily, the science and technology packed into scopes can help guide us to a more precise target. Knowing how to use a waveform monitor, vectorscope, and rgb parade as a reference will help you attain consistent color correction results, and can help speed up the process as well.