Travails with my camera

Colouring WW1 Footage

Excellent programme on TV3 Rhône last night about colouring WW1 35mm film.

A genuinely interesting method.  Tge image luminance is known.  So rather than using the RGB colourspace of Photoshop/Gimp, they use an ITU-R BT.709 colourspace.  They keep the luminance signal and generate the 2 colour difference signals, Cr and Cb.

This makes a lot of sense.  The colours were very lifelike and the techniques worked for motion pictures.


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