Re: Fan Filmmaker's Primer
@doubleohfive: Those colored stripes on top are another useful feature, since they provide valuable clues to the people in post production (VFX, color-grading, compositing, ...).
Those are good to have. Frequently I tape a printed set of COLOR BARS to the back of the slate and have the Camera Assistant show that to the camera before flipping the slate around to mark the take.
There's a whole truckload of tasks which are a lot easier to tackle once you have that information.
Being able to extrapolate the delta in colors makes it even easier, but even something like http://www.st-bilder.de/gallery/mode...axy-66226.html
is already a good start (extremes, mid-tones and the like).
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.