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    log C encoding

    i am reading about gamma correction, i've found that some cameras (ARRI) use log C encoding.
    can someone explain the follwing image?
    log C encoding
    taken from
    why does the 18% level seems draker and darker? if it's 18% luminance it should be higher (bacause the maximum always gets higher).
    what is the exposure (in stops)? do the mean that they measure luminance in exposure? i know that exposure is logarithmic, right?
    why do they map the 18% to code 400? i understand that 18% should represent 0.5 in linear scale.
    thank you.

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    Re: log C encoding

    I think that you are in the wrong forum, but this may help you:

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