YUV file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .YUV file extension.

YUV Encoded Raster Image File
Extension Added: July, 11th 2013
Last Updated: July, 11th 2013

Category:Raster Image Files
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Files with the YUV extension are raster images created using the YUV color space. A color space is essentially a color model with a preset list of values, one for each color. Other popular color models include RGB and CMYK. The YUV color model was developed by engineers for integrating color television into the black and white infrastructure.  

YUV files have three separate color components: Y, U and V. Y, also called “luma”, is the brightness component and dates as far back as the black and white signal. The U and V components were later added to solve the color problem.

Files with the YUV extension are often referred to as Y’UV files.

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