WYSIWYG

What You See Is What You Get. Usually, but not always, referring to the accuracy of a screen display in showing how the final result will look. For example, a word processor screen showing the final layout and typeface that will appear from the printer. Or in an edit suite; does the monitor show exactly what will be placed on the master recording? This subject requires more attention as edited masters are now commonly output to a wide variety of ‘deliverables’ such as SD, HD, and UHD video, DVD, cinemas, the internet and social media… Issues such as color, gamma and display aspect ratio may need consideration.

See also: Color Management