The latest edition to my kit is a tent, that's right, tent. This tent however is no ordinary camping tent, its  a highly specialized DIT tent, designed to pop up in 30 seconds and tear down just as fast. Its specialty is blocking out all light so the image can be monitored without contamination. While on-set courtesies block direct sunlight, even 2 floppies side by side still leave monitors subject to a massive amount of spill light, colors, glare, and other unwanted distractions. Even lights from set and location that aren't causing viewing problems with the monitors can still play tricks on our eyes and how people perceive color on the screen. Inside the tent is a special, D65-white-point light, which matches the Kelvin temperature the monitors are calibrated to every day, providing an incredibly accurate monitoring environment . Now you know, you really know, even in direct sunlight, exactly what the image will look like when you get to the grading suite, because you are in a grading suite, a portable 6'x6' one but a grading suite none the less.

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In the photos the tent doors have been tied open to show the inside, but generally the doors are always zipped shut or the flap is down to keep as much light out as possible. Vents all around the tent well ventilated, and in the summer time a portable AC unit keeps it cool. It has a water proof top and ties on 3 sides for sandbags in windy environments (and zipped up, it doesn't in rustle that much in the wind).