Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part IV

Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part I Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part II Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part III Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part IV Atomos: Outlook The forecast for Atomos, which designs, manufactures and distributes monitor/recorders which range in price from USD $299 - $6,499, with a gross margin of around... Continue Reading →

Strategies for HDR Monitoring on a Budget

Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part I Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part II Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part III Why HDR Production Monitors Matter, Part IV Acknowledging that HDR monitoring for every display on-set for the entire length of a production is prohibitively expensive for most productions, Netflix proposes three alternatives: CAMERA TESTS (E.G. HAIR... Continue Reading →

The GM Advantage

How well does the new Voigtlander Apo 35mm f/2 aspherical stack up to the Sony 35mm f/1.4 GM? In the most critical areas, like architectural and landscape photography, the two lenses might be difficult to tell apart (although we still think the Sony will prevail); however, with its fast f/1.4 aperture and the quickest, most... Continue Reading →

HDR Nirvana

ASC associate member and American Cinematographer contributing editor Jay Holben discusses HDR from the set to post with Polly Morgan, Markus Förderer, Marshall Adams, Erik Messerschmidt, Jay Holben and Dave Cole, followed by a question and answer session in a new series of in-depth interviews entitled Insights: an incredible wealth of knowledge spread across three absorbing hours. In... Continue Reading →

Criteria for Evaluating Online Instruction

As the number of online HDR tutorials grows, it becomes necessary to separate the wheat from the chaff. The best way to go about that is pretty straightforward - just have a look at the content creators' own footage: is it noisy? blurry? are highlights clipped? how about tonal gradations, or lack thereof? compression artifacts?... Continue Reading →

iOS Devices as Client Reference Monitors

Part I: The iPhone 12 Pro Max as a Consumer Reference Monitor Part II: iPhone 12 Pro as a Consumer Reference Display (cont’d) Part III: iOS Devices as Client Reference Monitors Part IV: Consumer Displays: When Your Client is David Fincher We've already talked about how important smartphones can be when evaluating content made for YouTube. Post-production houses... Continue Reading →

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