The HDR Effect

“One of the things I’ve noticed over the years with HDR is once the DP sees the look with the added range they think they may have wanted to adjust the framing. The added levels on highlights and added saturation to highlights pulls the eye around in different ways than when we have a small 5-6 stop SDR in front of us. This usually affects the way the DP would like to adjust the framing. A good example is a night interior living room with some practicals in the shot. In HDR your eye gets moved around slightly. Seeing HDR on set, or in dailies, helps prepare the ideal framing from the start.” – Ian Vertovec, colorist, Light Iron

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