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Understanding Color & Gamma

Learn the theory and reality of color.


  • AbelCine Los Angeles
  • 801 S Main St
    CA, 91506


Understanding Color & Gamma
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Color Science is an often discussed topic today and something that every modern cinematographer and editor should understand. This workshop goes into the theory and reality of color. The workshop covers 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


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

  • Editors
  • Cinematographers
  • DITs


No certificate is provided with this workshop.



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