Video Scope Options

You can modify the display and behavior of the video scopes in a number of ways.

To turn on real-time video scope updates
  1. Open the User Prefs tab located inside the Setup room.

  2. Select Update UI During Playback.

  3. To set the video scopes to update during playback, select Update Secondary Display.

    Figure. Update Secondary Display option in the User Prefs tab of the Setup room.

    Tip: You can turn off Update Primary Display to improve playback performance.

    Some scopes can be switched among different modes.

To change a scope to a different mode
  • Click the button corresponding to the mode you want at the top of that scope.

    Any quadrant containing a video scope can also be switched to a different kind of scope.

To switch the layout of the Scopes window
Do one of the following:
  • Control-click or right-click within any scope, then choose a different scope from the shortcut menu.

  • Move the pointer within any region of the Scopes window, and press W (Waveform), V (Vectorscope), H (Histogram), or C (3D scopes) to change scopes.

You can zoom in to all scopes to get a closer look at the graph.

To zoom a scope’s display
Do one of the following:
  • Roll the scroll wheel or scroll ball of your mouse down to zoom in to a particular scope’s display, and up to zoom out.

  • Click one of the percentage buttons in the upper-left corner of the Vectorscope to scale the scope’s display.

The 3D video scopes can also be rotated in space so that you can view the analysis from any angle.

To reposition any 3D scope
Do one of the following:
  • Drag horizontally or vertically to rotate the scope model in that direction.

  • Hold down the middle mouse button and drag to reposition the scope model in that direction.

To reset any scope to its original scale and orientation
  • Control-click or right-click within any scope, then choose Reset from the shortcut menu.

Some scopes can be displayed in color.

To turn video scope color on and off
  1. Open the User Prefs tab, located inside the Setup room.

  2. Click Monochrome Scopes to turn scope color on or off.

Scope color is affected by the following customizable parameters: