I visited Warwick University with Paul Hadley and talked with Professor Alan Chalmers about developments in High Dynamic Range (HDR) video capture. We got to see some incredible footage, as it should be seen, on HDR monitors.
We considered dropping some of the footage into the interview above but it would have really sold the experience short. If you google around you can find some pretty impressive footage not even shot with the 20 f-stops of latitude we got to experience.
I am quite looking forward to seeing how quickly HDR video monitors become affordable and who will make the first off the shelf HDRV camera available to the average video blogger.
And dont worry about being awash with hyper-real over saturated video footage as today, in a room somewhere in Europe, a group of people are sat around deciding on a HDRV standard for all. Let us hope it emulates what the ‘normal’ eye sees and not one on hallucinogens.
Thanks to Professor Alan Chalmers for taking the time to talk to us.
The footage captured above in a noisy lab was the shot on my fresh out of the box Nikon D7000
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