Chapter 3Color

When talking about a color space, we usually agree that the standard starting reference is usually the CIEXYZ 1931 studies on human color perception, which were specifically designed to encompass all colors the average human can see.

Figure 3.1 The human visible color spectrum.

Figure 3.1 The human visible color spectrum.

In the 1920s, researchers John Guild and David Wright independently conducted several series of experiments on human sight, which set the foundation for the definition and specification of the Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage (CIE) XYZ color space, which is the basis for color standards in motion picture imaging.1 The experiments were conducted ...

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