HDR - Part 2 - Brightness Encoding August 12th 2019 - 10:00 AM

Dealing with brightness in camera systems sounds simple. Increase the light going into the lens; increase the signal level coming out of the camera, and in turn increase the amount of light coming out of the display. In reality, it’s always been more complicated than that. Camera, display and p…

HDR - Part 1 - The State of HDR July 23rd 2019 - 09:00 AM

Over the century or so we’ve been making moving images, a lot of improvements have been dreamed up. Some of them, like stereo 3D and high frame rate, have repeatedly suffered a lukewarm reception. Other things, like HD, and even sound and color, enjoyed more or less universal acclaim.

Field Report: Canon EOS C200 March 21st 2019 - 11:00 AM

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Can Your iPhone Replace a $20,000 Camcorder? January 29th 2019 - 12:01 PM

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HDR - Part 2 - Brightness Encoding August 12th 2019 - 10:00 AM

Dealing with brightness in camera systems sounds simple. Increase the light going into the lens; increase the signal level coming out of the camera, and in turn increase the amount of light coming out of the display. In reality, it’s always been more complicated than that. Camera, display and p…