Digital Color Encoding
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
In digital color displays the color hue information is coded in a composite video signal by a phase shift from the phase of the color burst signal (3.58 MHz). The phase shift of 0Œ corresponds to yellow green, and a phase shift of -90Œ corresponds to red with a slight blue tinge. For color alphanumeric and 320 x 200-pel (picture element) color graphic modes, the colors are obtained by multiplexing onto the video signal a phase-shifted version of the color burst signal. Described herein is an alternate method of obtaining the phase-shifted color signal by shifting out a pattern of 1 and 0 (black/white) video dots at the color burst frequency of 3.58 MHz. Since in the 640 x 200-pel graphic mode, the dot rate is 14.