Nikon Z9 Unsuitable for HDR

A reader over at CineD (where else? hehe) took offense when we said 11.5 stops of dynamic range was insufficient for professional use, writing: Sorry to have to be the ones to break the news to you Barry, but 11.5 stops is woefully inadequate for HDR and additional stops of dynamic range are never irrelevant.... Continue Reading →

Dehancer OFX 5.2.0 Delivers!

While Dehancer 5.1 failed to deliver on its promise of double the performance over version 5.0, Dehancer 5.2.0 brings it on with a new quality selector, allowing the user to choose between normal-fast/high-slow settings, each of which offers significant improvements in playback speed. On our 16" 32 core M1 Max MacBook Pro (late 2021) with... Continue Reading →

How Should Scopes Appear in HDR PQ?

Concerning an often asked question regarding the appearance of HDR scopes in your NLE, one significant difference is that in SDR, the signal can ordinarily fill out the scopes, say, from 0-1023, while in HDR PQ, the bulk of the signal will usually be bunched up toward the bottom end of the waveform, from 0-100... Continue Reading →

Core Elements Creative LUT Pack

Cullen Kelly has just announced the release of a new LUT pack that is compatible with an HDR workflow. From his website: Create studio-grade cinematic looksTailor to your visionUse for HDR, SDR, and everything in between 9 LUTs, 45 possible looks, endless customization. The Core Elements Creative LUT pack contains four tone LUTs for creative... Continue Reading →

Dehancer 5.1 Doesn’t Deliver

Although Dehancer OFX ver. 5.1.0 promises up to twice the performance with the new Apple Silicon Macs, playback speeds are identical to what we measured prior to the update - around 14 fps with grain enabled. CineD reached out to the developers informing them that several readers were not seeing the promised performance gains and... Continue Reading →

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