What’s Behind the Window?

Frankly, we'd rather not know. Below, screenshots from a few outstanding examples of HDR filmmaking and one screen grab from a promotional video shot by Erik Messerschmidt for the ARRI Alexa 35. Photo: ARRI. Encounters 'The Swing', DP Erik Messerschmidt Photo: Netflix. 'Devotion', DP Erik Messerschmidt Photo: Netflix. 'The Hand of God', DP Daria D'Antonio... Continue Reading →

Cinema Camera WCG Capability

Shane Mario Ruggieri, in his podcast with Mixing Light, said that not all cameras with high dynamic range can capture very saturated, accurate colors at high luminance levels. The diagrams illustrate the light gathering ability of a few cinema cameras capable of recording between 11 and 12 stops of dynamic range (Imatest). The OG Sony... Continue Reading →

What Were They Thinking?

Watched a few minutes of the doc Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street and was struck by the number of scenes where those 12K, 5K and 3K lights were just burning holes in the picture. Photo: Netflix Photo: Netflix

Sony Color Management Updates

Here are the revised settings for Sony S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and ProRes 4444 XQ Rec.2100 ST2084 (from ProRes RAW), the chief difference being no more input or output DRT. Only restrict output color space to P3-D65 if the mastering display is calibrated to P3. Set 'HDR mastering is for' according to the capabilities of the mastering display.

The 5 Commandments of HDR

These are all taken from an excellent series of articles by Art Adams (now cinema lens specialist at ARRI) on HDR and none of the guidelines will be new to anyone who’s been following our blog, but here goes. TEST, TEST, TEST. Lens and sensor combinations should be tested extensively in advance. Some lenses work... Continue Reading →

HDR Compatible Video Assets

Who wouldn’t like to easily add some lens flares, prism bokeh, light leaks, dust particles or other effects to their HDR videos? Back in the day, if you were an Adobe or Final Cut user, even a novice could quickly throw on some assets or video templates and get really nice results. Rocketstock offers a... Continue Reading →

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