In short, I know what dynamic range is, how to expose properly, etc: don't clip highlights or crush shadows, higher ISO generally = more noise (though not always), etc.
I recently bought a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k g2. The dynamic range chart for it looks like the following image, but I don't understand how to read it, and their support won't explain it either.
Reading this answer gave me some more hints, but I still have some questions.
- Let's consider the vertical 100 ISO bar. You have a
0in the center of the chart,
3.9stops above, and
9.5stops below. According to the answer I just linked, I assume the line separating the two is middle grey, and it shifts based on the ISO you select, correct??
- If the above is correct, then the further you go toward 1,000 ISO, then you can maintain more detail in the highlights, but less in the shadows??
- If the above 2 are true, then what does the
0represent on the side of the chart?? (obviously it says "stops", but it doesn't make any sense due to the above).