The paper is about a software that was made by me for my bachelor thesis and
implements tools that have been used by the film industry for the last couple of decades
and can be integrated into a real time compositor software - that has been given to me –
as a plugin. The tools require an input such as an image or video feed, and then derive the
colour information from the individual pixels of the current frame and represent said
information in a graphic manner back to the user.
The tools implemented are a vectorscope and a waveform monitor, which are used
in the industry to calibrate cameras, to colour correct images. The tools can be used to set
the mood of a project only using the information of the tools and colour correction.
The tools must reach the level of functionality that is used by the industry
softwares both in performance and precision. The requirement in performance wise is to
be able to run at the speed of the leading video feed, giving real time information about
the project. Precision wise the tools must give proper result for similar pictures as the tool
being used by the industry, or have differences based on the underlying principles of the
projects mathematical background.
The final goal for the tools to be integrated into a pre-existing compositor software
as a plugin. The software is made in Qt framework, so the tools must be compatible with
the framework or implemented especially in it.