Mixing Light Color Correction Podcast Series

Podcast: Keying On A Black Background + Chroma Subsampling Explained

September 26, 2013

We answer two questions: Solving a problem with keying and windowing the moon on a black background + explaining technical terms to co-workers.


We’re back with another episode of From the Mailbag. Remember, if you have questions that you’d like to get an opinion on please use the contact form. Your questions can be aesthetic, technical or even client related. We’d love to hear from you, and your question might make future episodes of From the Mailbag.

In this episode, we have two different segments:

First up, we’ll discuss a question we got from a Mixing Light member about a problem they were having with with keying and windowing the moon on a black background.  They were particularly concerned about the quality of the key and softening of the window given that they were monitoring on very high contrast OLED monitor.

Next, we got a question for Mixing Light regular Chris about how to explain technical terms like chroma subsampling to co-workers.  We also discuss some misconceptions about Apple ProRes 422 vs LT as it pertains to DSLR workflow and color. Enjoy!

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