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Practical High Dynamic Range (HDR) Broadcast Workflows - Part 2 May 4th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There is a school of thought that suggests increasing the brightness through the contrast control on a television will give a higher dynamic range. However, this doesn’t necessarily increase the contrast ratio. Quantization noise is the enemy of dynamic range and increasing brightness in a system with a low bit depth makes quantizing banding obvious. When banding occurs, the brightness must be turned down to remove it or, the bit depth should be increased.

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Autodesk Updates Flame With Grading And Camera Tracking April 28th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Autodesk unveiled more than 40 improvements to Flame intended to simplify the artist’s day-to-day and boost creative collaboration. Building on machine learning (ML) capabilities that address specific tasks in Flame, this update brings ML to Flame’s core toolset in the form of camera tracking technology.

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Practical High Dynamic Range (HDR) Broadcast Workflows - Part 1 April 27th 2021 - 09:30 AM

HDR is taking the broadcasting world by storm. The combination of a greater dynamic range and wider color gamut is delivering images that truly bring the immersive experience to home viewers. Vibrant colors and detailed specular highlights build a kind of realism into broadcast productions that our predecessors could only ever have dreamed of.

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​Frame.io Camera To Cloud Now Shipping April 14th 2021 - 09:00 AM

This workflow lets you shoot directly to the cloud, making files available anywhere in the world the moment cameras stop rolling. It’s included with all paid Frame.io plans at no additional cost.

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Magic Bullet Adds MacOS Big Sur And Final Cut Pro Support February 18th 2021 - 11:00 AM

Magic Bullet has added MacOS Big Sur and Final Cut Pro support to its Suite 14 of tools for color correction, finishing and film looks, originally unveiled in November 2020.

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Creative Analysis: Part 17 - DOP Simon Rowling On Legacy Of Lies February 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Some films languish in preproduction hell for years. For cinematographer Simon Rowling, though, only a matter of days elapsed between first discussing Legacy of Lies and flying out to begin location scouting. The production, which stars Scott Adkins as a CIA agent in pursuit of Russian kidnappers, was written and directed by Adrian Bol and photographed mainly in Ukraine.

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