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Old August 6th, 2010, 07:06 AM   #1
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Shooting video in xvYCC color format

I would like to share my experience of shooting video in xvYCC color format (labeled by Sony as x.v.Colors): here are few short clips I recently recorded with x.v.Colors (my camera is AX2000):


It isnít that the difference is overwhelming (in comparison with footage shot in the causal YCbCr color space), but itís there and you can feel it: the colors become more realistic and saturated.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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Thanks a lot for sharing the video.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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Interesting. Maybe it gives a better range of colors for grading or color correcting... just a thought.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 06:29 PM   #4
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My experience with xv color is that I've only sees a difference when displaying the footage on a Sony TV that has the XV capability and, so far, the difference has been as described: subtle. Using xv also seems to disable any "picture profiles" presets. (See the FX1000 manual at p. 72 and the NC 5 manual at p. 75). From the manual, I gathered that xv is mainly for highly saturated bright images such as blooming flowers.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #5
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Thanks guys for your comments.

Yes, right, theoretically speaking, to watch video recorded in the xvYCC color space you should have an xvYCC-able TV set or PC monitor. However, you can appreciate the difference between standard colors and xv-ones even without this function enabled in your TV.

Itís the same as it is with color and black-and-white video.

When watching footage on the screen of a black-and-white TV, can we notice the difference between video shot with a black-and-white camcorder and video which was shot with a color camcorder but later converted into the black-and-white format?

The answer is yes, we can. As a rule, the black-and-white encoder processing two different colors that have equal brightness will convert them into two different shadows of grey. But with the black-and-white camcorder, those colors would come out indistinguishable.

Analogously, we can see the difference between video shot in standard colors and video shot in xv-colors and then converted into the standard format.
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