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Cinematography: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition by Blain Brown

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Figure 10.1. A method for viewing the image as both RAW/log-encoded and as color corrected at the same time using a quad display waveform monitor/ vectorscope. (Photo courtesy DIT Evan Nesbit).

linear, gamma, log

DYNAMIC RANGE

Brightness range, dynamic range, and luminance range are terms for the same concept: how much variation there is in the luminance levels of a scene and then how accurately the imaging system is able to reproduce those levels. Any scene we look at has a specific brightness range, which is a result of the combination of how much light is falling on the scene and how reflective the objects are. Also, some things in the ...

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