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Luminance - Loss of Detail in Low Levels


Loss of Detail in Low Levels is the adverse effect in which the image luminance levels are “crushed” to black, causing dark portions of image to solidify in value. Image quality is degraded by the loss of detail, negatively impacting the customer experience and technical soundness of the program. It can sometimes be creative intent, and any derivatives of the asset will have this effect.

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Needs Review


Needs Fix

Substantial portions of the image have minimal detail due to the image luminance levels being “crushed.”


Review and confirm if this is creative intent; otherwise, review the file for the error. It maybe a conformance issue, a full/legal range conversion issue, or the color timing did not render in the sequence to derive the master.

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