Part I: The State of HDR Film Emulation LUTs Part II: Moving Beyond Traditional Film Print Emulation Part III: CineD Review of Dehancer Pro Part IV: Dehancer Print Film Profiles What’s new in Dehancer 5.0.0? DEHANCER PRO * Print profiles with Target White setting* Kodak Vision 2383 Color Print Film profile* Kodak Professional Endura Glossy… Read More
Paul Gagnon, Senior Research Director for Consumer Devices at Omdia, spoke with Brian Berkeley, host of The Display Show, about what exactly constitutes mini-LED. PG: “I would say there’s some friendly disagreement in the industry about exactly what qualifies as a quote unquote mini-LED set. There is no standardization of this terminology: is it the… Read More
One year ago, almost to the day, we published a video entitled Why Are HDR Shows So Dark?, which turned out to be one of our most successful rants on YouTube. We’ve since identified no fewer than a half dozen different contributing factors, including: most shows continue to be lit in an SDR environment using… Read More
Of the countless unique characteristics of traditional film, color contrast must surely rank as among the most distinctive. We’re talking here not about the orange/teal blockbuster look, but blue in the shadows and red tones in the mids and highlights. The Prokudin-Gorsky 1906 profile is just one of many in Dehancer Pro that displays this… Read More
A feature that enables using details from previously uploaded videos has just been added to YouTube, promising to save many of us a lot of time and aggravation.
As today’s consumer displays can attain brightness levels up to fifteen times higher than legacy SDR screens, the traditional 2D color gamut diagram no longer suffices to characterize the behavior of displays, necessitating a third axis to describe luminance. Nevertheless, although color volume plays a far more important role in color reproduction in HDR than… Read More
Following the praise lavished on Apple’s new MacBook Pro lineup featuring Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED displays, industry watchers are now betting on rivals sitting up, taking notice and following suit, increasingly incorporating either OLED or mini-LED displays in their own notebooks. This can only be a good thing, as the 270m notebook market lags deplorably… Read More
In a forum thread about the new MacBook Pros, sleazy BMD contributor and colorist Marc Wielage compares Apple’s marvelous new Liquid Retina XDR miniLED display to dime-store garbage, saying, without a hint of irony: “I can add to this discussion by saying I got the new MacBook Pro M1 Max about 3 days ago and it’s been great… Read More
While calibrating a new MacBook Pro with miniLED display, BenQ ambassador Art Suwansang says, “A few things I wanted to share while this is flashing all these different cool amazing colors is that the way how the display behaves when you change into different reference modes is very similar to that of a hardware calibrated… Read More
We’ve written extensively in these pages about how to use false color and how it makes nailing exposure idiot proof, but for some reason it never occurred to us to make a video illustrating just how stupid fast it is. So today, we redress that oversight.
We’ve currently got a 2019 16″ MacBook Pro with 2.3 GHz 8-core Intel i9 processor, 32GB memory, 1TB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M and our machine just crawls. It took 1 hour 52 minutes to transcode a 4 minute 50 second ProRes RAW HQ clip to HEVC 10-bit in Apple Compressor for delivery to… Read More