What are Zebra Stripes in Photography?
A Lesson on Exposure
It’s an exciting time for both iOS and Android users of the Moment Capture App. Today, we’re adding a Zebra Stripes Feature to our diverse collection of manual controls made to enhance your mobile photography and videography. Learn more about what the zebra function is and how it can deeply impact the way you shoot your photos and videos.
The “zebra pattern” is a photography and video feature that overlays a set of thin stripes onto the image that indicates improper exposure levels. It acts as an aid to exposure levels by showing an ugly striped patterned over areas that are blown out or even somewhat close to a slight overexposure. This is also true for the shadows, it detects where and how black your shadows are. If the maximum brightness levels shown in the shooting viewfinder are defined as 100, the Zebra function is an excellent tool to remedy the harsh brightness exposed.
Important to note: The Zebra Pattern is a highlight warning indicator that is most common in digital video cameras; it does NOT control exposure; it only warns you which highlights are problem areas. These stripes will not record onto the resulting image.