DSC Labs FrontBox College

DSC Labs FrontBox College - 11 Step Grayscale Test Chart

DSC Labs FrontBox College - 11 Step Grayscale Test Chart

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The DSC Labs FrontBox College is a test chart featuring a spectrophotometrically neutral 11 step grayscale. This chart helps beginner shooters set up grayscale and color tracking on their cameras. DSC Grayscales can help optimize tonal reproduction and create richer-looking images.

Aspect Ratio
The FBC features instructions and framing apertures for 16:9 (1.77, 90 and 100%), and widescreen film formats 1.85 (90 and 100%) and 2.35 (100%).
Backfocus Star
A Backfocus Star is offered to the user on the reverse of the grayscale chart.
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Dimensions Scanned Area - 11.0 x 9.5", 27.94 x 24.13cm
Active Area - 10.0 x 6.0", 25.4 x 15.24cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 10.2 x 0.02"
FrontBox College is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from FBC black The DSC Labs FBC chart is nearly indestructible and resists fingerprint damage very well. However, one must consider the protective surface's reflectivity before one can get an accurate color balance. A flag or duvetyne is required beneath the lens with the FBC chart tilted slightly forward to mask any reflections in the chart before you color balance or paint the camera. A monitor is preferred to the viewfinder for making sure the (lack of) reflection of the fabric/flag fully fills the frame, masking any unwanted reflection that will alter color balance. Only then are the blacks deep and flat, and do the gammas and knees reproduce accurately. Care must still be taken to avoid scratching the surface, as an accumulation of foreign marks will also effect gamma, black and ultimately, color balance.
Date published: 2008-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good chart but difficult to light I thought it was a typo when the product description said non-flare instead of non-glare. Go to the company's faq for a complete discussion. While the chip chart is very good quality, it is difficult to get a clean waveform because the surface is so reflective. For electrical adjustment of cameras I agree with the statement on the chart For critical engineering applications, use DSC's regular CamAligns... The backfocus chart works just fine.
Date published: 2011-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Video Test Chart Good quality and fair price
Date published: 2012-06-23
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