This paper represents a critical review of some of the color processing in the consumer TV processing chain. As such, a default processing chain is assumed as a starting point. The flow of color image information through this chain is described and critiqued. That is followed by development and description of some “clean slate” theoretical approaches to video processing with color accuracy and quality as the highest priority. These two approaches are compared and contrasted to provide some practical insight into how color science could be used in a practical sense to improve consumer video processing. Additionally, some examples how color and image appearance models might be used in the development of consumer video systems are described.

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These are the slides for a presentation at the 3rd International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2007. The full paper is located here:

Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)


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