Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Poynton's Vector: CONTRAST, BRIGHTNESS, and the naming of things

We are very pleased that Charles Poynton, color science authority and author of the textbooks the whole video industry relies on, writes a monthly column for SpectraCal called "Poynton's Vector." The first article is titled CONTRAST, BRIGHTNESS, and the naming of things.

  • A lingering video profession issue: Consumers not knowing what knob to turn to make their pictures brighter!
  • Contrast and brightness controls are misnamed, with white and black level being more logical choices. 
  • The video and HDTV industry should consider adopting Apple’s move to remove brightness control from consumer displays.
Read the full article here. Check back weekly for new article highlights!

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