There can never be too many blog posts on exposing for HDR!

False color is a practically foolproof method for determining exposure for HDR. Avoid bright orange and red – colors that indicate overexposure.

Although the tee shirt looks completely blown out on our reference display, after reducing exposure with the global wheel of the HDR palette in Resolve 17, it’s possible to count practically each and every thread of the collar; the texture of the wall to the right is preserved in all its glory; and much of the noise gets buried. The forehead measures around 500 nits before being pulled down to 100 nits. Peak brightness of the clip never exceeds 300 nits yet the image is forceful nonetheless: not each and every frame of an HDR video has to measure 1,000 nits!

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