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[filmscanners] RE: Foveon patent



Hi Jack,

Well, I think you will end up not getting a full range of color if you can't
get all the components...  Well see in the near future just what it is they
do, and how well it works.

Austin


> Just as a point in space can be defined in terms of coordinates
> that aren't
> orthogonal, I would think that a color can be defined in terms of
> components
> that aren't as orthogonal as RGB or CMY.  I would guess that Faveon takes
> what they get with the silicon, and then performs a transformation to get
> the conventional components.
> Jack J
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> > [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Austin Franklin
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 5:29 AM
> > To: jackjansen@bwn.net
> > Subject: [filmscanners] RE: Foveon patent details
> >
> >
> >
> > > they use the depth of
> > > the 'wells' to create a filter based on the absorption
> > > characteristics of doped silicon to the diff wavelengths. (phew!)
> >
> > Hi Mark,
> >
> > I understand that is what they show/claim...but one issue with
> that is the
> > filters typically used for scanners/enlargers/cameras are VERY
> precise in
> > their color, and how they can get silicon to do do this is left
> > to question.
> >
> > Austin
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