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Old 07-29-2018, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Adlershof View Post
And thank you also for your notes about IO colour cameras, they explained some observations I already made. Is it a correct impression that for these productions it was a strict rule to avoid any haloing, thus any lights and reflections in the picture?
There was never enough headroom above "flat white," even with the special IOs, to avoid halos on jewelry and brass musical instruments. The main goal was to avoid colored halos from bright colored clothing, like bright red dresses.

There is even an internal CBS memo I have seen noting this problem with red clothing in the field sequential color system. I can't recall if it was posted on Videokarma somewhere.
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