when exposure on the NEX or any other camcorder is set spot on
Are you saying the waveform on the camera is displaying the same image differently to the wfm in PPRO? I would be surprised if that were the case.
That paper kind of looks very "hot" and it doesnt surprise me what the wfm is showing here.
FWIW: I extensively monitor my AVCHD by using level, gray and color cards in my shots. The wfms in the camera, monitor and PPRO always correspond.
Try shooting a color chart and also checkout .some color bars generated by your camera.
Yes, this is what I am saying. There is also an article on eoshd regarding this matter. but the author (Andrew Reid) thinks that this is only the case with Apple workstations I can confirm that I get the same results in Windows!
Now I installed Trial of Sony Vegas 11 pro and it displays the video correctly no clipping like in PPro. But the waveform looks just like in PPro and there is a check mark in vegas called (studio 16-235) when I uncheck it then the whole information is Displayed below 1.0 but the image does not change obv. Its just a different scale. So I am right its Adobe that masses up the Highlights.
Your waveform is not clipping. (Clipping is displayed as a flat line in a WFM). The screen grab display is showing a super white but no clipping.
To me ...the newspaper is "overexposed" and I would have exposed it at around 90-95%.
I am wondering how you determined "spot on" exposure in the NEX5n which does not have a WFM as far as I can see. Neither does a GH2 or the Canon.
well by spot on I mean that if I exposed a litle more It would have clipped according to the histogram of the nex5n.
While I might be wrong about the waveform in PPro because its the same in Vegas Pro 11, the image displayed at the and in PPro is def. clipped and the image in Vegas Pro is perfectly fine and basicly the same as played trough HDMI directly from the NEX to a TV, NOT clipped.
It seems that PPro correctly reads the waveform values but cuts everything bove 1.0 when rendered and played. So far the Programs that do it right are Vegas pro, the internal player of the nex5n and mp classic with ffdshow codec!