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HDR Video A Reality

HDR Video Demonstration Using Two Canon 5D mark II’s on Vimeo.

Can also be seen on YouTube in HD.

  • http://rahulfow.blog.com rahulfow

    this is really amazing! if would be more good if supported with behind the scenes and making! 😀

  • Veve

    Namaruh :
    The main difference between the internet and antibiotics and this technique proposed here is that the internet and antibiotics are mostly good. HDR is mostly used in a tasteless way. I don’t need to point it out, any look through flickr for the HDR tag will serve the purpose.

    The Internet is the epitome of tasteless. And antibiotics are extremely overused. Your point being?

  • Namaruh

    Indeed it is full of exhibitions of tastelessness, created by people. Putting such a tool in the hands of the wrong people (or right, depending on your stance on the matter), could help make such displays of tastelessness mainstream.

  • Veve

    Namaruh :
    The main difference between the internet and antibiotics and this technique proposed here is that the internet and antibiotics are mostly good. HDR is mostly used in a tasteless way. I don’t need to point it out, any look through flickr for the HDR tag will serve the purpose.

    The Internet is the epitome of tasteless. And antibiotics are extremely overused. Your point being?

  • Namaruh

    Indeed it is full of exhibitions of tastelessness, created by people. Putting such a tool in the hands of the wrong people (or right, depending on your stance on the matter), could help make such displays of tastelessness mainstream.

  • Tina

    This is amazing! HDR has been done for quite sometime with still photography, but you guys have really found something here. I’m not sure if it’s been done before, but congratulations! I can’t wait to see a movie shot like this!

  • Tina

    This is amazing! HDR has been done for quite sometime with still photography, but you guys have really found something here. I’m not sure if it’s been done before, but congratulations! I can’t wait to see a movie shot like this!

  • http://nick.myggen.com/ Nick

    Interesting look. I hope you guys figure out the flicker issue.

  • http://nick.myggen.com/ Nick

    Interesting look. I hope you guys figure out the flicker issue.

  • Singh

    what would be the difference if you just use only one camera and change the exposures and then do the other procedures you did to make it HDR?

  • William

    because one camera cant take 2 different simultaneous exposures
    you could shoot it with one, but it would be a choppy video with a slight delay in motion

  • Singh

    what would be the difference if you just use only one camera and change the exposures and then do the other procedures you did to make it HDR?

  • http://www.techalps.com/technology/at-last-hdr-comes-to-video.html At Last, HDR Comes to Video? | Tech Alps

    […] a great debate going on in the comments of their site as to the merits of the technique, but we’ll leave you to make up your own mind […]

  • CHRS

    Yea I really want to see the rig.

  • CHRS

    Yea I really want to see the rig.

  • http://fotux.es/video-en-hdr-con-dos-camaras-reflex/ Video en HDR con dos cámaras reflex | FoTux.es

    […] El vídeo a sido creado por Soviet Montage Productions […]

  • Matthew

    It seems everyone here likes the subtle effect you have produced, the almost-can’t-tell level of application of the HDR effect. It is generally much better liked than the radical cartoonish bs that is all too common in HDR stills. The best advantage to me is the incredible detail captured on the highs and lows, and the ability to shoot in new lighting situations.

    Also, there was a comment about multiple focus points I think. It seems then that you must not be shooting through one lense as has been speculated?

  • Matthew

    It seems everyone here likes the subtle effect you have produced, the almost-can’t-tell level of application of the HDR effect. It is generally much better liked than the radical cartoonish bs that is all too common in HDR stills. The best advantage to me is the incredible detail captured on the highs and lows, and the ability to shoot in new lighting situations.

    Also, there was a comment about multiple focus points I think. It seems then that you must not be shooting through one lense as has been speculated?

  • onagrus

    onagrus :
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    How about using two cameras, under 90 degree angle, with a semitransparent mirror as a splitter? Something like this:
    Scene->–>–>–- – -> Camera 1
    |
    |
    v
    Camera 2
    Here the represents the semitransparent mirror.

    Ok, the site wont let me put lots of spaces, but the vertical beam should be in line with the semitransparent mirror like so:

    –>
    |
    v

  • Uzba

    the same way as on this video i guess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX7ybS7fnow

  • http://www.andresripoll.com Andres
  • onagrus

    onagrus :
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    How about using two cameras, under 90 degree angle, with a semitransparent mirror as a splitter? Something like this:
    Scene->–>–>–\- – -> Camera 1
    |
    |
    v
    Camera 2
    Here the \ represents the semitransparent mirror.

    Ok, the site wont let me put lots of spaces, but the vertical beam should be in line with the semitransparent mirror like so:

    -\->
    |
    v

  • Uzba

    the same way as on this video i guess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX7ybS7fnow

  • http://www.andresripoll.com Andres
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  • http://www.brownanchor.com/towtheline nicholas s.

    you guys are fucking awesome. seriously great.

  • http://www.brownanchor.com/towtheline nicholas s.

    you guys are fucking awesome. seriously great.

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    […] Nice HDR. […]

  • Mark Obrien

    Yes, this is serious. You guys know something more. Maybe we will see cameras with dual lenses sometime in the future. Wonder how those 3d cameras will go too. Looking forward to your upcoming release, can’t wait :-)

  • Mark Obrien

    Yes, this is serious. You guys know something more. Maybe we will see cameras with dual lenses sometime in the future. Wonder how those 3d cameras will go too. Looking forward to your upcoming release, can’t wait :-)

  • E

    That’s a great effect you accomplished there. Would you consider doing a walk-around video of the rig you used to create this piece?

    Thanks in advance, nicely done.

    e

  • E

    That’s a great effect you accomplished there. Would you consider doing a walk-around video of the rig you used to create this piece?

    Thanks in advance, nicely done.

    e

  • http://cloudyproject.com MC

    Man, lotsa negativity round here – I thought it was pretty cool. All of your uses of the technique have potential applications, whether subtle or more extreme – one more brush in the palette (well, several more).

    I haven’t seen anything remotely like HDR used in any feature films or TV shows I’ve seen, but I could see it being a useful look. The fact that it’s been “overdone” is probably pretty meaningless to the average consumer.

    And YouTube is chock full of “1 camera HDR” clips – some of them look kinda cool, and I could definitely see using even that look (maybe mixed with some median followed by sharpening) for a sort of posterized – painted look.

    Sure, if this style takes off it could become overused and cliche; that doesn’t mean it’s “bad” when it’s a new tool, and who knows what styles will use bits of this or evolve from it? People though those early scifi lens flares were pretty awesome… for a while.

  • http://cloudyproject.com MC

    Man, lotsa negativity round here – I thought it was pretty cool. All of your uses of the technique have potential applications, whether subtle or more extreme – one more brush in the palette (well, several more).

    I haven’t seen anything remotely like HDR used in any feature films or TV shows I’ve seen, but I could see it being a useful look. The fact that it’s been “overdone” is probably pretty meaningless to the average consumer.

    And YouTube is chock full of “1 camera HDR” clips – some of them look kinda cool, and I could definitely see using even that look (maybe mixed with some median followed by sharpening) for a sort of posterized – painted look.

    Sure, if this style takes off it could become overused and cliche; that doesn’t mean it’s “bad” when it’s a new tool, and who knows what styles will use bits of this or evolve from it? People though those early scifi lens flares were pretty awesome… for a while.

  • Cale

    Could a similar effect be done with one camera? As in the fact that you used two, was that out of necessity or was it just easier that way?

    I know this question may seem obvious, but hey you never know.

  • Cale

    Could a similar effect be done with one camera? As in the fact that you used two, was that out of necessity or was it just easier that way?

    I know this question may seem obvious, but hey you never know.

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  • Edvin

    What about a 3x 5d mirror rig, with the 5ds standing vertical. Then you will get a 1:69 aspect ratio with a resolution of 3x HD. Then the video will have more detail and also a lot more bit rate. Sensor size will be bigger (72mmx36mm) and aspect flat like IMAX. Focus will be hard and also perspective when changing lenses. But the aligning of the cameras are not that hard.

    Is this method going to work? Anybody want to try it out?

  • Edvin

    What about a 3x 5d mirror rig, with the 5ds standing vertical. Then you will get a 1:69 aspect ratio with a resolution of 3x HD. Then the video will have more detail and also a lot more bit rate. Sensor size will be bigger (72mmx36mm) and aspect flat like IMAX. Focus will be hard and also perspective when changing lenses. But the aligning of the cameras are not that hard.

    Is this method going to work? Anybody want to try it out?

  • Edvin

    The mirror will help the cameras to stand close to each other; then we will get the possibility to take close focus.

    I’m thinking of a rig like this. Two 5ds on each side on top, pointing vertically down into a mirror. And strait forward horizontally, strait though the transparent side of the mirror, one 5d right in between the framing of the other two cameras. Then the angles. The two 5ds on top need to have an angle to each side. Because ex. 50mm does have a 27 degree angle of view vertically when laid on the side. Therefore we need to correct the to 5d so we don’t get a picture overlapping situation.

  • Geophrian

    That’s how they do 3D for the big budget films so it’d definitely have potential.

  • Edvin

    The mirror will help the cameras to stand close to each other; then we will get the possibility to take close focus.

    I’m thinking of a rig like this. Two 5ds on each side on top, pointing vertically down into a mirror. And strait forward horizontally, strait though the transparent side of the mirror, one 5d right in between the framing of the other two cameras. Then the angles. The two 5ds on top need to have an angle to each side. Because ex. 50mm does have a 27 degree angle of view vertically when laid on the side. Therefore we need to correct the to 5d so we don’t get a picture overlapping situation.

  • Van Thieu

    Do you think you can provide me information on how you achieved the HDR video effect, including equipments and software? I would also like to experiment with HDR cinematography using your practices. Thanks!

  • Van Thieu

    Do you think you can provide me information on how you achieved the HDR video effect, including equipments and software? I would also like to experiment with HDR cinematography using your practices. Thanks!

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    […] Quizá yo sea el bicho raro y sea el resto del mundo quien tenga razón; pero, sinceramente, me importa un bledo. Lo peor de todo esto es que, cuando parecía que la fiebre del HDR en la fotografía había terminado. Ahora llega el HDR al vídeo. […]

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  • Christina

    love it!

  • Kurathans

    This is just sickening! Shame on you >:-(

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  • Anonymous

    Delete.

  • http://vision.ai.uiuc.edu/~wanghc Hongcheng

    We had an HDR video system in early 2000. The system is composed of three cameras and beam splitters. Here are the references of implementation and algorihtms:
    http://vision.ai.uiuc.edu/~wanghc/papers/OMNIVIS05_Hongcheng_3192.pdf
    http://vision.ai.uiuc.edu/~wanghc/research/editing.html
    http://vision.ai.uiuc.edu/?p=299

  • http://mglinearart.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/hdr-high-dynamic-range-photos/ HDR – High Dynamic Range Photos « MG Linear Art

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  • Jeo Nicolas

    AMAAAZING ! It looks like a video game ! So poetic … WAW !
    They should make a movie, or a short-movie, it will be fantastic !
    If a movie exists yet, I HAVE TO watch it !

    (A comment by a french guy 😉 !)

  • Cleatsandcode

    FYI some guy has used a still from this video to sell a crappy iOS app called Flare. Great work though on the vid, I love it.

  • Anonymous

    Ha ha that was us 😛
    The app can’t compete with two DSLR’s and a beam splitter, but it’s the best that can be done on an iPhone 😉

  • Juanpabloaguimar

    Hi, do you offer courses or how can one learn the hdr video technique?
    best
    JP

  • Anonymous

    We do not currently, as we could not find a way to make it sustainable. However, we will keep it in mind.

  • Sam-jacob

    Essentially, you can create the same latitude as film using this HDR method…

    But if you’re using 2 cameras, you need to fix your exposures, versus being 3 stops + & -, you need 1 stop each way.

    I prefer using 3 cameras and a beam-splitter. the 3rd camera being another stop higher (yes higher is preferably better, you need to save those highlights).

    And the best color style to use is a plugin called “Technicolor Cinestyle”.

    Let me know if you try it.

    imsamjacob@gmail.com

  • Mcworldnet

    Not sure if any one has mentioned this…. but now it’s time to employ  3 CCD video technology,  i.e., using a prism with three CMOS sensors, each streaming a different exposure  to 3 ssd cards, its all quite doable at a cheap price and should provide the capability to do HDR video in an under $1000 camcorder ….

  • aaron

    Most HDR out there (like this) looks like dogshit.  There is a proper way to do it in subtle ways that avoids using some cheesy, universal filter and it involves effort and hand-crafting the image with bracket and blending techniques.  (FYI, bracket and blend techniques are the birthplace of HDR)  HDR as we see it today, is mostly a cheap fad bred by the bad habits enabled to us by automated technologies that have no semblance with photography and appreciation of light, dark, and everything in between.  Photography implies just like any other artform, that it is not just
    what you can see, it is also what you cannot see, that counts.  HDR is
    more often than not, the anti-thesis of this.  The HDR fad rarely expresses a shred of integrity compared to photographic accuracy and integrity.  

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