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Understanding Color & Gamma

AbelCine Training
Abel Code: AB-TC-ONL-COLOR-GAMMA
Access Period – Unlimited
Description
In this online course, you will learn the theory and reality of color. The runtime is about 34 minutes and is broken down into 3 lessons.
$99.00
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Overview

Overview

Color Science is an often discussed topic today and something that every modern cinematographer and editor should understand. This course goes into the theory and reality of color, including how color and brightness are created both in our eyes and in the digital world. You will learn about color space, color gamut, sub sampling, bit depth, luminance, brightness, and gamma curves. Special attention is paid to the color systems and gamma modes used in the latest cameras.

Topics include:

  • Color in our head
    • Rods & Cones
    • Intensity vs Brightness
  • Color Space
  • Color Gamut
    • XYZ Color Space
    • Rec709 and Wide Gamuts
  • Color Model
  • Color Reductions
    • Subsampling
    • Bit Depth
  • Understanding Luminance
    • Y’ matters
    • Contrast & Gamma
    • Gamma & Log
  • Conversions between standards
  • Color in Camera
    • ARRI, Sony, Canon, and Rec 709 Cameras
Instructors

Instructors

Nic Somera
Nic Somera
Nic Somera became a Camera Technology Specialist in early 2017. He has been with AbelCine since 2013 when he joined the Burbank office as a Retail Sales Agent. Nic has a freelance production background working as a Camera Operator, 1st Assistant Camera, DIT, and Gimbal Technician. His experience on set and on location has given him a strong perspective in the areas of camera rigging and camera movement. He was one of the first AbelCine employees to be trained with 3-axis electronic gimbals, like the Freefy MōVI, and has continued in the theme of cinematic movement by adding Steadicam Bronze level certification to his skill set. Nic holds a BS in Film Studies from Full Sail University, where he graduated as valedictorian.
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