What is X’Y’Z’?

X’Y’Z’ is the color space utilized by Digital Cinema to process color data in all of its images. You’ve probably heard of RGB and CMYK. These variables represent the way that color is processed in a digital environment. In this case, X’Y’Z’ works very much like a Lookup Table when filming digitally. Incoming picture data is compressed into a more finite range of colors allowing the video compression to operate more efficiently and record the image with far greater detail. Viewed raw, the colors appear muted and warped, but when processed correctly the colors appear as intended. It is not necessary to deliver your source material in this color space.

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