Colorimetry and Recording of Color Image

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304KOLS ZK 2 20S Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

hTo demonstrate the relationships of the fundamentals of the physics and psycho-physiological principles of perception of light and color. Means of finding the relationship of the spectro-photometric and colorimetric classifications of colors. Also discussed is the psycho-physical considerations of color vision, colorimetric determination of light color. The aim is to explain the fundamentals of color TV broadcast. The culmination of this is a description of the CIE tri-color system, derivation of the chromaticity diagram. The significance of conventional lighting and definition of chrominance. Color vision theory, perception in color differences. Colorimetric expression of color distortion. Colorimetric measurements.

Mode of study

Lecture with student active participation in discussions over the covered material.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A co-requisite course is the concurrent (in this semester) Optics I.

Prerequisites are primary school (upper level) physics: light and radiances, optical systems and optical imaging, the frequency charateristics of light, electromagnetic radiation and its energy, basic concepts of quantum physics.

Course contents

Course description:

Focus of knowledge of light and color as the basis of an objective view on creation, perception, developing and reproducing image information in film and television. This course unites a presentation of objective and subjective viewpoints of the genesis and evaluating color and light perception, broken up into specialized study lectures. From the basics of color vision through the definition of basic concepts to relationships of psycho-physiological and physical-technical dimensions. The presented colorimetric processes otherwise come from the general theory, but are presented in a systematic selection for future application in film, television and otehr multimedia creation processes and presentations of artistic sorks. Particular attention will be given to the often neglected practical application of photometric and colorimetric methods. For film and television image studies this is one of the pivotal lecture cycles.

Recommended or required reading


(1) P. Horňák: Svetelná technika, ALFA-SNTL 1989, kap. 5,6,11

(2) V. Kasika: Televizní měření, skripta IVV Čs. televize 1983, kap.1 a 7

Recommended supplementary literature:

(3) K. Mc Illwain,Ch.E. Dean: Principy barevné televize, SNTL 1960

(4) ČSN 01 1718 Měření barev, též DIN 5033 (německá průmyslová norma)

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on:

lectures participation

independent performance of an assigned topic related to the detailed treatment of a particular part of a problem.

passing of the final test and successfull passing of the oral exam.

The resulting grading is derived from lecture participation and independent performance of the assigned topic (30%), for the written test results (30%) and results of the oral exam (40%).



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