Colors are more intense as well as more accurate on the iPhone 12 Pro Max than on the LG OLED 55CX and there’s also greater separation between the model and background, possibly because the mobile device is tracking the PQ curve more precisely. If the nails look like they’re ablaze on your mobile device, it’s… Read More
We got this arrangement from Bill Holshevnikoff, author of the Arri Lighting Handbook. Since we don’t have Arri lights, we placed a Nanlite Forza 300 fitted with an FL-20G fresnel lens perpendicular to the camera and directed it toward a reflector, which then becomes our key light, creating a soft light with gentle wraparound and… Read More
1. On the HDR PQ curve, 100 nits is a. 10% of 10,000 nits peak level b. 25% of 10,000 nits peak level c. 50% of 10,000 nits peak level 2. The maximum pure blue in SDR is 10 nits. Maximum pure blue in HDR is a. 25 nits b. 50 nits c. 110 nits… Read More
Vincent Theo of HDTVTest fame recently compared LG’s G1 OLED to Sony’s A90J, which in an earlier review he announced produced the most impactful HDR he’d ever seen from an OLED TV. Which is best for content creators who can’t afford a USD $30,000 reference monitor? Sony’s WRGB quad sub-pixel boosting A common complaint of… Read More
Sherif Mokbel compares Lumix S1H Blackmagic RAW to Apple’s ProRes RAW, with results that may surprise you! Incidentally, Atomos just released a firmware update for the Ninja V enabling white balance and ISO/exposure offset adjustments in Final Cut Pro for the a7s III. The Ninja V currently brings ProRes RAW to over thirty different cameras.
In our long list of pet peeves related to HDR YouTube videos, obscenely bright specular highlights in the subject’s teeth must rank among the most distracting. And as luck would have it, last night’s shoot provides us with a perfect illustration. The secret to avoiding clipped highlights is to (a) instruct the subject to frown… Read More
While there are exceptionally few examples of actual living, breathing human beings in HDR YouTube videos, of the negligible number that do exist, too many suffer from one or more of the following: bizarre colors, excessive noise, outrageously intense specular highlights in teeth, eyes or jewelry and an obnoxious lack of tonality, hues, texture and… Read More
We had to re-upload this video because the soundtrack is being released on a label and the owner revoked the creative commons license. Not sure how kosher that is.
Since we picked up a set of Nanlite Forza LED monolights and started grading ProRes 4444 in DaVinci Resolve Studio 17, it’s like we’re dealing with a completely new camera altogether! Skin tones are the most accurate we’ve seen from any mirrorless camera and the image quality rivals that of cinema cameras costing thousands more.… Read More
Our stab at doing a focus breathing test failed miserably, but gives us a pretext to share some screen grabs demonstrating how to expose ProRes RAW HQ.