Chapter 9. Quality Control and Broadcast Safe

Broadcast Safe Settings in Color Correction Apps, AKA “Clippers”

The majority of high-end color correction applications have traditionally not had broadcast legal settings built in. Although some have a simple clipper designed to limit maximum levels, reliably limiting RGB and Composite gamut and chroma components requires more sophisticated means of automatically manipulating the signal.

Although the responsible colorist heeds the issues presented earlier in this chapter to manually limit the corrections being made in order to exert the maximum control over the quality of the signal, broadcast safe settings (sometimes referred to as clippers) are a necessary safety net for automatically catching ...

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