Color management

The control of color through a defined process. The idea is that all, or at least some, pictures, monitors or screens should portray the colors as they will appear when shown in their target medium. For example, if working on a DI project, the color management should ensure that the monitors show the colors exactly as an audience in a cinema will see them. Today that may be by use of a release print, in which case the color management has to adjust the monitoring for the film stock to be used. It could also be from a digital cinema distribution master (DCDM) and the color characteristics of that path taken into account as part of the color management.