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Green (Y), Blue (Pb), Red (Pr) (component analog video signal)

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What does YPBPR mean?

YPBPR is a color space used in video electronics, in particular in reference to component video cables. YPBPR is the analog version of the YCBCR color space; the two are numerically equivalent, but YPBPR is designed for use in analog systems whereas YCBCR is intended for digital video. YPBPR cables are also commonly referred to as Yipper cables. YPBPR is commonly called "component video" by manufacturers, but this is imprecise, as there are many other types of component video, most of which are some form of RGB. Some video cards come with video-in video-out ports for connecting to component video devices.

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  • Scott Albers
    Am I the only person here smart enough to realize that green starts with a G, not a Y? Likewise, neither red nor blue starts with P. The question in question is what does YPbPr stand for, not what is it.
    LikeReplyReport 35 years ago
    • JL Griffin
      This is actually the most incomplete bs answer ever. To actually answer your question, Y stands for the Yellow-Gamma which is Illuminance and contrast data/yellow color space PB stands for Progressive scan/Blue colorspace and PR stands for Progressive scan/red colorspace. However despite the naming YPbPr cable can be used for both progressive and interlaced video signal but at the time of it's invention that's what there was. Hope this helps. The red green blue on the cables is actually inaccurate to the function. 
      LikeReplyReport 63 years ago

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