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HDR imaging has been one of the sleeper stories of technological advancement over the past couple of years, but with the International Telecoms Union (ITU) looking to fold it into a future Ultra HD spec and the chance of some major film franchises — think Star Wars and The Hobbit — mastering in it, it’s time may finally have come.

CES 2015 Hot Trend: HDR & Quantum Dot 4K Televisions

Published in Studio & Broadcast

We're seeing an interesting trend in consumer display technology shaping up at this year's Consumer Electronics Show that could impact filmmakers and video content producers.

Panasonic 4K camcorder with two cameras and HDR recording

Published in Production

Although CES 2015 may be over, there's still more news from the convention, as Panasonic unleashes two sub-$1000 4K camcorders with some very interesting features.

RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes lifts the veil on Dolby Vision, a revolutionary high dynamic range display system that could change how films are made and shown.

Even with an abundance of incredible views, you still need an outstanding eye for composition and a highly developed photographic technique to get pictures like these

In the real world, light levels vary enormously. Our current screens can't reproduce images that include light sources or reflections of them accurately. To do so would require a massive increase in brightness. But it needs to be done. Phil Rhodes explains the science needed for this next artistic leap

Disney Research makes HDR work with conventional TVs

Published in Post & VFX

The House of Mouse has come up with an innovative new technique that mitigates most of the problems that tone mapping introduces when it interprets HDR images for conventional television sets.

This is a monitor you're (literally) going to want to watch

Phil Rhodes wonders what happens now that the best digital camera costs less than the best film camera ever did.

Just because we can do 16 bit, High Dynamic Range, 6K and 8K: does that mean we need it? Here's where to start in the debate

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