Adjusting coloring (Saturation/Color Phase/Color Depth)


This function adjusts the color saturation.

Parameters Settings
Saturation –32 (fainter in color) to +32 (richer in color)

A positive value results in more vivid colors, while a negative value presents faded colors. Saturation must be adjusted in tandem with contrast. Bright and vivid settings produce video-like images, while dark and vivid settings result in film-like images. The combination of bright and light creates pastel tones, whereas dark and light settings create artistic finishes.

Color Phase

This function adjusts the color hue.

Parameters Settings
Color Phase –7 (Greenish) to +7 (Reddish)

As you rotate the color wheel to the left (decreasing the set value) or to the right (increasing the set value), the colors shift along the spectrum from red to yellow, green, cyan, blue, magenta and red. Because this affects all colors, it is difficult to make specific adjustments exactly as intended. Use this function when matching coloring closely between different cameras.

Color Depth

This function adjusts the luminance for each color phase. The luminance changes more drastically when the selected color is richer (higher saturation). It does not change much at all when the color is achromatic.

Parameters Settings
Color Depth > R –7 to +7
Color Depth > G –7 to +7
Color Depth > B –7 to +7
Color Depth > C –7 to +7
Color Depth > M –7 to +7
Color Depth > Y –7 to +7

A higher set value lowers luminance while deepening the color. A lower set value increases luminance, making the color look paler.
This setting does not only enhance the apparent vividness of colors, but also can express deep, dark colors.
Because each of the 6 colors — R (Red), G (Green), B (Blue), C (Cyan), M (Magenta), Y (Yellow) — can be adjusted individually, you can apply this function to just the colors you want to emphasize.