Wednesday, July 21, 2010

DigitalColor Meter

At last weeks BOSFCPUG meeting, Patrick Inhofer gave a great talk on color grading. I came away with some new things to try, as well as some great tips. One unexpected tip was a Macintosh utility that I had never encountered before (even though it's included free!); the Macintosh DigitalColor Meter.

If you have a Macintosh, and don't know about this tool - as I didn't - check the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder. When you launch the DigitalColor Meter, it opens a window that displays colors values as you move the cursor around the screen. You can see the results as:
  • RGB as Percentage
  • RGB as Actual Value, 8-bit
  • RGB as Actual Value, 16-bit
  • RGB as Hex Value, 8-bit
  • RGB as Hex Value, 16-bit
  • Y'PbPrITU-R BT.601
  • Y'PbPrITU-R BT.709
  • Y'CbCrITU-R BT.601
  • Y'PbPrITU-R BT.709
  • CIE 1931
  • CIE 1976
  • CIE L*a*b*
  • Tristimulus

Patrick Inhofer:
NotesOnVideo: BOSFCPUG Meeting Report

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