HDR: Part 4 - Surviving Modern Colorimetry June 29th 2022 - 09:55 AM

Most people are aware that any color can be mixed from red, green and blue light, and we make color pictures out of red, green and blue images. The relationship between modern color imaging and the human visual system was recently discussed by John Watkinson in his series on color.…

HDR: Part 3 - Grading June 16th 2022 - 09:30 AM

Almost since photography has existed, people have pursued ways of modifying the picture after it’s been shot. The “dodge” and “burn” tools in Photoshop are widely understood as ways to make things brighter or darker, but it’s probably less widely understood that they refer to techniques for exposure control tha…

HDR: Part 2 - Brightness Encoding May 27th 2022 - 01:00 PM

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 May 18th 2022 - 12:50 PM

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.

Virtual Production Strains Into Overdrive April 14th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Virtual production capabilities are advancing at pace and will also start to become integrated into regular production schedules to reduce production times and costs. What’s more VP is being seen as a way to get productions that have been stifled under Covid restrictions to move quickly into production while p…

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HDR: Part 4 - Surviving Modern Colorimetry June 29th 2022 - 09:55 AM

Most people are aware that any color can be mixed from red, green and blue light, and we make color pictures out of red, green and blue images. The relationship between modern color imaging and the human visual system was recently discussed by John Watkinson in his series on color.…

Preparing To Broadcast ​Commonwealth Games Birmingham June 27th 2022 - 09:00 AM

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be the biggest sports event on UK shores since London 2012 with around 1.5 billion global audience expected to watch over the 11 day event beginning July 28. Bidding for the host broadcast contract began in summer of 2019 with the award announced for Sunset + Vine in April 2020. Here’s what…