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Re: March 20 - Day THREE: Improving Image Understanding by Improving Image Quality
Atlant   3/20/2013 2:42:46 PM
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Interesting story about an "Automatic White Balance" failure:

In the Star Trek (TOS) pilot "The Cage", when Vina plays the Green Orion Slave Girl, the dailies kept coming back with her "not green", no matter how green they made her makeup. They couldn't figure out what was going wrong until they talked to the film processing lab. It turns out the lab thought something was going wrong in the photography or lighting so they were color-correcting Vina back to something approaching normal flesh tones. Whoops! ;-)



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