The standardization of 35 mm film nearly 100 years ago paved the way for the growth of the motion picture industry. From its humble roots in nickelodeons and peep shows, the motion picture business evolved into popular entertainment for the masses. Along the way, the 35 mm film standard was extended to support sound, color, wide screen presentation, and multi-channel digital soundtracks.

The film-making process is being revolutionized by the adoption of digital imaging technologies. Digital post production was widely embraced in the 1990s, and digital cinema distribution and exhibition is now taking off with a consensus standard supported by all of the major studios.

This book describes the color mastering and encoding methods for digital ...

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