[Tig] LUTs for Video File Codecs - carrots

Jeff Booth jeff.booth
Wed May 3 17:21:16 BST 2006

Thanks to oktobor for supporting the TIG
I disagree. If the material is intended (say for approval etc.) then I
would doubt that the exec would have a calibrated monitor in their

Suppose it was being viewed at home? On a plasma bought from the local
TV shop?

A cheap CRT?

Agreed, if the viewing conditions were controlled (as they would be in a
facility) then yes, there would be a calibrated monitor available.


-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Thomas [mailto:adrian at autotv.co.uk] 
Sent: 03 May 2006 16:41
To: Jeff Booth
Cc: tig at tig.colorist.org
Subject: Re: [Tig] LUTs for Video File Codecs - carrots

On May 3, 2006, at 16:33, Jeff Booth wrote:
> A LUT is designed for moving/mapping colour space between calibrated 
> systems. Calibrated systems being the point of this email. If you want

> a LUT for every WM11/MPEG5/H265 codec (I have intentionally put wrong 
> numbers here to illustrate the plethora of codecs available) then you 
> would need a LUT for every monitor being used to view these files on!

You'd need no such thing, as modern computer monitors come with ICC
colour profiles which are used by software like Apple's Colorsync to
correct displayed colour - usually within the sRGB standard space.

Adrian Thomas
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