Elevated Black Levels
“Elevated Black Levels” can be used to describe measured setup video level being elevated.
Elevated Black levels impact the Technical and Content Quality of the asset. Member experience is negatively affected by color that appears unnatural or misrepresented. Severely elevated black levels may also indicate a Full/Legal range conversion issue.
Black levels are only slightly above baseline, but are not visibly raised with monitor settings in unity/detent.
Black levels are severely elevated above baseline causing blacks on screen to appear “gray-ish” or washed out.
How to Prevent:
Monitor levels using waveform scopes.
Confirm if elevated black levels are as intended. Otherwise, adjust levels.