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How Video Works by Marcus Weise, Diana Weynand

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CHAPTER 7

Monitoring the Color Image

Unlike television receivers at home, which are set to personal preferences of brightness, contrast, and color, professional monitors must be set to specifications that have been determined by the NTSC, PAL, or SECAM standard. Using a professional standard to set up a video monitor is the only way to ensure that the image that is viewed on a monitor is an exact visual representation of the electronic video signal.

The color monitor is in the group of test equipment used to judge the quality of a video image. Adjustments made to a monitor do not affect the video signal itself, but only the monitor is used as a reference to view the video image. Other test equipment is used to view different aspects of the video ...

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