As technology integrators, we are a part of the process of
delivering a filmmaker’s vision to the enthusiast at home. The setup of an
audio-visual system in a CEDIA member client’s home should be of sufficient
performance to immerse the audience in the narrative, and color is a key part of
Good video is a balance between human perception and
technology. The way a camera sees and records images is quite different from the
way our vision works, so we need technology to adjust for this. But technology
has historically always presented limitations, namely in processing power, file
size handling, and delivery bandwidth, be it via broadcast or a wired
Limiting the color gamut and depth, using chroma
subsampling, and compressing the dynamic range are all techniques that have been
employed to make the most of the video image within technological confines. As
technology improves, these limitations are reduced and video improves with
features like wide color gamut, greater bit depth, and high dynamic range.
Understanding what and why is key.