4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2011 11:19 AM by almlo1000

    422 Colorspace, How to measure.

    almlo1000

      I’m still trying to wrap my head around color space difference and I do not mean in technical terms but in realistic “can you see it” terms.  I understand that 4:2:2 has more color than 4:2:0 and 4:4:4 has more than 4:2:2. SO the question is can you really tell the difference and I mean can the average person tell or do you need a DP, ASC being critical on a big screen to show you the difference?

       

      Also what does compression do?  If I shoot 1080p 4:4:4 and compress to 1080p h.264 at 6Mbps do I still get that benefit?  Or compressed to HD for broadcast?

       

      Lastly how do you measure this color space?  Are there tools out there tha can tell you if you have a clip that has been shot at a certain color space?

      Is there a wow factor? I guess this is the true question.  So many people are obsessed with color space.  Should I be too? Thanks.