Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema

Front Cover
Taylor & Francis, 2007 - Performing Arts - 185 pages
0 Reviews
Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema explores the implications for motion picture post production processes and changes required to the supporting equipment and software. While a new concept to the motion picture community, the selection of the wide gamut, output-referred XYZ color space for digital cinema distribution is based on decades of color science and experience in other industries. The rationale for choosing XYZ and the other color encoding parameters is explained and the book also provides a full case study of the development of DLP Cinema® projectors by Texas Instruments. Finally, this book explores how the XYZ color encoding concept can be extended to support enhanced display technologies in the future.

This book contains:

* Brilliant 4-color illustrations that compliment the color science explanations

* Never before published industry information from author Glenn Kennel, a world leader in digital cinema color technology

* Descriptions of key issues and background on decisions that were made in the standardization process

By Glenn Kennel, Glenn Kennel is VP/GM of Feature Film Services at Laser Pacific Media Corporation, a leading provider of a full range of post production services for television and feature film. Recently, he worked for the DLP Cinema group of Texas Instruments in a role that included technology and business development. Previously, in a twenty year career with Kodak, he led the development of the Cineon digital film scanners and laser recorders and the prototype HDTV telecine that became the Spirit Datacine. As a consultant, he helped DCI draft the technical specifications for digital cinema. Kennel also chairs the SMPTE DC28 Color ad hoc group and the DC28.20 Distribution working group. He is a SMPTE Fellow and has received the SMPTE Journal Award. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

* Brilliant 4-color illustrations compliment the color science explanations

* Never before published industry information from author Glenn Kennel, a world leader in digital cinema color technology

* This book describes the key issues and provides background on decisions that were made in the standardization process
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Overview of Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema
1
2 Color in Motion Picture Film
9
3 Color Space for Digital Cinema
33
4 Transfer Function
47
5 Reference Projector and Environment
67
6 Digital Mastering
85
7 Color Encoding for Digital Cinema Distribution
105
8 Color Processing in the Projector
119
9 DLP Cinema Case Study
131
10 Digital Display Technologies
145
11 Digital 3D Presentation
157
12 The Future
169
Index
181
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page x - I could not have written this book without the help of many people. Researchers, scientists, doctors, veterinarians, and "bearocrats...

Bibliographic information