Understanding Black and White Levels

Posted on Thursday, Dec 28 2006 @ 10:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Reviewers and editors writing about video displays and projectors routinely throw around terms like "blacks," "shadow detail," "contrast," "brightness" and "black levels" without really explaining them. It's confusing, since black levels (brightness) and white levels (contrast) influence each other, but also because video display manufacturers sometimes use different terms to refer to the same video issue.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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