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HDR Film in the pipeline

We’re proud to announce a new technique that utilizes High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging for motion. After a year of experiments and many mistakes, we feel that we’re ready to commit to taking this process all the way. Our technique uses tone-mapping to allow the higher range to be visible on a standard monitor or projector, and the effect is stunning. While we’ve all seen HDR photos, few if any have made any headway into the use of HDR for video. We think we have it down, and have plans to put our work to the test by filming an entire (short) video with it.

  • Kevin

    Using this incredible technology can you then incorporate 3D with the 5D MarkII’s also?

  • Kevin

    Using this incredible technology can you then incorporate 3D with the 5D MarkII’s also?

  • Kevin

    Different Kevin than above. Wow, I am impressed and intrigued. I recently picked up a T2i, fantastic camera, and I would love to try this out. Having two rigs makes sense, but why couldn’t this work with just one? Over/under exposure is easy enough but making motion repetitive is where I think the trouble will surface. I am going to try some things myself.

    Def gonna keep this site in my favorites.

    Love and Peace in the Middle East,

    AND FLORIDA TOO FOR THAT MATTER, ESPECIALLY TOMORROW.

  • Kevin

    Different Kevin than above. Wow, I am impressed and intrigued. I recently picked up a T2i, fantastic camera, and I would love to try this out. Having two rigs makes sense, but why couldn’t this work with just one? Over/under exposure is easy enough but making motion repetitive is where I think the trouble will surface. I am going to try some things myself.

    Def gonna keep this site in my favorites.

    Love and Peace in the Middle East,

    AND FLORIDA TOO FOR THAT MATTER, ESPECIALLY TOMORROW.

  • Joshua

    Amazing work guys!!!

  • Joshua

    Amazing work guys!!!

  • Armando Croda

    GRET!! Are you using some plug in to mix both videos?

  • Armando Croda

    GRET!! Are you using some plug in to mix both videos?

  • http://web.me.com/mikesouthon mike southon bsc

    very interesting look.
    can’t wait to see the technology behind it.
    mike southon bsc

  • http://web.me.com/mikesouthon mike southon bsc

    very interesting look.
    can’t wait to see the technology behind it.
    mike southon bsc

  • Francis

    You can’t do this with one rig without some very fancy footwork… normal HDR works because you can take 3 (or more) exposures, and they are time-lapsed. For example on a camera that shoots 3 frames a second the total interval is 1 sec. That HDR won’t work well if the wind blows a branch, etc. Detail will be blurred or lost. It depends on not having any movement in the frame. Video needs enough frames to make movement smooth.

    On the other hand, suppose you’ve got a camera that shoots 60 frames per second, and suppose for a moment that you have a firmware mod that will shoot every alternating frame with a change of aperture – say 2 to 3 stops. Now in post you combine every pair of frames to make one resulting frame, which gives you a 30fps video – still respectable.

    I’ve not idea whether the diaphragm in Canon cameras can even move that fast. I’m assuming not, because even the top cameras are designed to take a maximum of maybe 10 stills/sec, which means with dynaminc metering the diaphragm would only need to move 10 times a second.

    Another approach to this would be to go fully electronic and change the exposure by changing the ISO setting for each alternate frame. Presumably this just changes the sensitivity of the sensor, but whether this will degrade the quality compared to adjusting the aperture is not clear…

  • Francis

    You can’t do this with one rig without some very fancy footwork… normal HDR works because you can take 3 (or more) exposures, and they are time-lapsed. For example on a camera that shoots 3 frames a second the total interval is 1 sec. That HDR won’t work well if the wind blows a branch, etc. Detail will be blurred or lost. It depends on not having any movement in the frame. Video needs enough frames to make movement smooth.

    On the other hand, suppose you’ve got a camera that shoots 60 frames per second, and suppose for a moment that you have a firmware mod that will shoot every alternating frame with a change of aperture – say 2 to 3 stops. Now in post you combine every pair of frames to make one resulting frame, which gives you a 30fps video – still respectable.

    I’ve not idea whether the diaphragm in Canon cameras can even move that fast. I’m assuming not, because even the top cameras are designed to take a maximum of maybe 10 stills/sec, which means with dynaminc metering the diaphragm would only need to move 10 times a second.

    Another approach to this would be to go fully electronic and change the exposure by changing the ISO setting for each alternate frame. Presumably this just changes the sensitivity of the sensor, but whether this will degrade the quality compared to adjusting the aperture is not clear…

  • Darayem626

    Gratz Guys! Will there be any product of this coming soon? or this just for ur company only?

    again gratz!

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