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Header image for article Under the Hood of Rec.709

Under the Hood of Rec.709

Many cameras today have a Rec.709 color mode or LUT mode included, which is great for making a pleasing image on a monitor. Since Rec.709 is a standard defined by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), we might assume that the Rec.709 mode in every camera would look about the same - but this never seems quite true.

From camera to camera, the Rec.709 mode varies, as you can see in the graphic above. For more on why this is and what Rec.709 is all about, make sure to check out my latest Help Desk article over on HDVideoPro.

If you want to learn even more about Rec.709, XYZ color space, color gamut and more, make sure to check out our Digital Technician: Understanding Color class coming up in LA!

Andy Shipsides
Chief Technology Officer / Camera Tech Specialist, AbelCine LA

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