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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/4] gpu: ipu-v3: ipu-ic: Rename yuv2rgb encoding matrices
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Hi Steve,

On Mon, 2019-02-11 at 10:24 -0800, Steve Longerbeam wrote:
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> Looking more closely at these coefficients now, I see you are right,
> they are the BT.601 YUV full-range coefficients (Y range 0 to 1, U and V
> range -0.5 to 0.5). Well, not even that -- the coefficients are not
> being scaled to the limited ranges, but the 0.5 offset (128) _is_ being
> added to U/V, but no offset for Y. So it is even more messed up.
>
> Your corrected coefficients and offsets look correct to me: Y
> coefficients scaled to (235 - 16) / 255 and U/V coefficients scaled to
> (240 - 16)  / 255, and add the offsets for both Y and U/V.
>
> But what about this "SAT_MODE" field in the IC task parameter memory?

That just controls the saturation. The result after the matrix
multiplication is either saturated to [0..255] or to [16..235]/[16..240]
when converting from the internal representation to the 8 bit output.

> According to the manual the hardware will automatically convert the
> written coefficients to the correct limited ranges.

Where did you get that from? "The final calculation result is limited
according to the SAT_MODE parameter and rounded to 8 bits." I see no
mention of coefficients being modified.

> I see there is a "sat" field defined in the struct but is not being
> set in the tables.
>
> So what should we do, define the full range coefficients, and make use
> of SAT_MODE h/w feature, or scale/offset the coefficients ourselves and
> not use SAT_MODE? I'm inclined to do the former.

SAT_MODE should be set for conversions to YUV limited range so that the
coefficients can be rounded to the closest value. Otherwise we'd have to
round towards zero, possibly with a larger error, to make sure the
results are inside the valid ranges.

regards
Philipp

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