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
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
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.
Just a glimpse of a few of the settings we’re using to make videos with the Dehancer Pro film emulation plugin.
All we’ve got to say is how grateful we are for the handful of intrepid YouTubers working with less than Grade 1B reference monitors, because it seems the only ones who can justify purchasing $30,000 displays are post production houses working on multimillion dollar shows that are lit in an SDR environment and monitored in… Read More
Saturation While the extended color volume of HDR results in perceptibly more vibrant colors able to retain saturation and brightness without compromise, it pays to be cautious with saturation. Glowing skin and radioactive foliage are indications that saturation is cranked up too high. To assess saturation, use the vectorscope. In order to see the highlight… Read More
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