Ashley III

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

HDR Quiz

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

LG G1 vs. Sony A90J: Which Is Best for Content Creators?

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

BRAW vs ProRes RAW

Sherif Mokbel compares Lumix S1H Blackmagic RAW to Appleā€™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

a7s III Skin Tones

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