English translation: white level

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German term or phrase:weisswert
English translation:white level
Entered by: Mats Wiman
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13:01 Jan 4, 2002
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German term or phrase: weisswert
Text about tweaking settings on a TV set relating to picture resolution etc...
Sentence causing problems is "Fuer alle 2 Farben muss cutoff auf 10 und Weisswert auf 32 stehen"
Nick Smith, BA (Hons.), Dipl. Uebers. (FH Koeln)
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:25
white level
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Mats Wiman
Local time: 17:25
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4 +2white level
Mats Wiman
5 +1brightness
John Kinory
5white balance



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white level


Mats Wiman
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agree  Sheila Hardie
1 hr

agree  jccantrell: Both Sony and my other dictionary agree
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or luminance.

Colours are measured on a standard scale that consists of

1. hue - normally the 3 primary additive colours red, green, blue (RGB)

2. saturation - from grey, which is an equal mixture of R+G+B to fully saturated colour, whether R, G, B or a mixture (e.g. equal quantities of R+B = Magenta)

3. brightness, from black (no signal) to nominal white (the stongest signal the system can handle).

It sounds as though this refers to 2 colours + the brightness level (technically, the luminance).

Note added at 2002-01-04 20:45:35 (GMT)

strongest, not stongest :-)

    Postgrad qualification in optical engineering
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agree  Dr. Fred Thomson
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white balance

This is about the colour temperature of TV and Video pictures.
The two colours in question are Blue (which is cold, e.g. daylight) and Yellow (which is warm, e.g. tungsten or candlelight).
The "Weisswert" balances cold and warm light in order for the colours to appear naturally, as opposed to just hues of yellow or blue.
Every Video camera has a button called "Weissabgleich", which has to be done before filming in order to adjust colour temperature within the existing light of the location/shot.

Hope this helps

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