Glossary Definition for Luminance

Glossary Term: Luminance 

Definition

1. The emitted light, projected per unit area, measured in cd/m2 (candela per square meter). Often incorrectly equated with "brightness".

2. The black and white portion of a video signal, also referred to as the "Y" component. A composite, Y/C, or Y/Pb/Pr video signal combines a luminance signal with color components.

Keywords

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