Google recently shared a blog post that takes a technical look into how its new Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 devices make the most of its new HDR+ with Bracketing technology to capture HDR scenes.
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Nikon doesn't specify what kind of products we might see this sensor inside, but due to its square format, it's more likely destined for industrial applications than consumer cameras.
One of the most powerful video editing apps for iOS and iPadOS has become even more capable with its version 2.4 update. You can now import, edit and export 10-bit HDR video in a number of color spaces.
The new 31.5-inch UltraSharp HDR PremierColor display features is the first display in the world to feature a 2,000-zone mini-LED array, putting it ahead of the Asus ProArt PA32UCX and Apple's $6K Pro XDR Display.
HDR isn't always a popular term in photography circles, but the latest high-DR TVs could free your photos from the standard DR constraints you didn't even know you were working to.
ProRes RAW for Windows version 1.0 adds beta ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ support to Adobe After Effects, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Premiere Rush.
MSI is preparing to launch the first laptop to feature a 17in display with Mini LED backlighting, 1,000 nits brightness and HDR 1000.
The new feature is found in the latest versions of the Ricoh Theta smartphone apps for Android and iOS, and require the latest firmware for both the Theta V and Theta Z1 cameras.
Preparing for the age of 8K and above, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has released details of the next version of DisplayPort that can handle multiple high-resolution HDR monitors.
Who said 4K HDR footage needs to come at a cost? Qualcomm's latest mobile platform shows it's possible to capture 4K high dynamic range video with little more than a smartphone.
Philips' new Momentum 436M6 43-inch Quantum Dot HDR monitor really deserves that designation. In fact, it's the first monitor in the world to earn VESA's DisplayHDR 1000 badge.
Ezio's new 31.5-inch ColorEdge CG319X DCI-4K HDR monitor features a built-in calibration sensor that can recalibrate the display while you work, hybrid log-gamma (HLG) support and a perceptual quantization (PQ) curve for editing HDR video footage.
Chinese manufacturer Vivo has announced some AI-powered Super HDR tech to compete with Google's HDR+ system. Both systems combine multiple images to create a final shot with more dynamic range and less noise, but Super HDR claims to do so more intelligently.
Google's Visual Core image co-processor in the Google Pixel 2 has finally been activated, bringing the ability to use the phone's impressive HDR+ mode in third-party photo apps like Instagram.
Did you know that you can use Microsoft Excel to create an HDR image? It's weird, but true, as Columbia University computer science student Kevin Chen demonstrates in this entertaining presentation.
VESA has established the world's 1st open standard for HDR on LCD monitors. Until now monitors have slapped 'HDR' logo on marketing material simply if they displayed HDR10 content. But how *good* is the actual hardware at displaying HDR? That's what the new standard aims to reveal.
The new HDMI 2.1 specification and Ultra High Speed Cable standard have been released, and they can handle some crazy data rates. We're talking 10K video, uncompressed 8K HDR, and 4K at 120fps kind of crazy.
Google's Visual Core is an Image Signal Processor designed to power and accelerate HDR+ processing and other imaging tasks in the new Pixel 2 devices (and beyond).
After 1.7 million downloads on Apple computers since the launch in November 2015, Aurora HDR will be available for Windows PCs for the first time with the 2018 release.
HDRsoft has released version 6 of its Photomatix Pro imaging application with the promise of more realistic HDR images and better control of picture characteristics.
The usually Apple-exclusive MacPhun software developer has announced that it will introduce PC versions of two of its most popular applications. Both Aurora HDR and Luminar should be available for the Windows operating system by the autumn of this year.
Software developer Macphun has announced a new package designed to help photographers to combine multiple exposures into HDR images. Created in partnership with HDR specialist Trey Ratcliff, Aurora HDR provides tools for a wide range of effects via manual controls and a collection of pre-sets. Read more
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a theory for a new way to solve the issue of bright skies burning out in a landscape photograph. Using what they call Unbounded High Dynamic Range photography they are working on the idea of pixels that reset themselves once they have reached their capacity for recording light so that they can carry on recording - and resetting if necessary. Click through for more details
Earlier this week, Japanese patent blog Egami reported that Olympus has patented a technology that would allow the photographer to selectively adjust exposure of different scene areas during an exposure. This might allow for a more balanced exposure of scenes where cameras might normally struggle. Click through for an explanation of what we think the patent might mean for photographers.
Dutch photographer and urban exploration specialist Niki Feijen goes behind "do not enter" signs on dilapidated houses to document furniture, clothes, and other ornaments left behind by their former owners. His eerie HDR images reveal remnants of life in rooms across western Europe that are now left to decay. Frozen in time, it's hard not to imagine the people that once occupied the spaces. See gallery
Unified Color Technologies has announced HDR Expose 3 and 32 Float 3 - the latest versions of its HDR software. HDR Expose is the company's stand-alone software, which works in the company's 'Beyond RGB' 32-bit color space and attempts to manipulate chroma and luminance data separately, while 32 Float is a Photoshop plugin built on the same principles. The latest versions gain improved tone mapping tools that attempt to retain local contrast while increasing the overall range of tones included in the final image, along with upgraded alignment and de-ghosting.
Crowdfunding campaign launched to expand Shutterbug Remote capabilities.
Project Glass updates camera software to allow for captions and HDR.
HDR software maker Unified Color Technologies has announced version 2 of its HDR Express high dynamic range merge and editing software for Windows and Mac. New features include Image Stacking that automatically groups bracketed exposures and a browser with thumbnail previews. Along with improved de-ghosting algorithms, the software also includes single-click presets and a new slideshow feature. Its native .BEF format can be opened in Adobe Photoshop and Apple Aperture via a plug-in for further editing. HDR Express 2 is available for an introductory price of $84.00 or $59 for current Unified Color users.
Sony has announced smartphone image sensors that use clear pixels to improve low light performance and allow 'HDR videos' with greater dynamic range. The chips, which will be branded 'Exmor RS' also use the company's latest 'stacked CMOS' design to maximize the light capturing area of each pixel. Adding a white (clear) pixel to the conventional red, green and blue (RGB) filters has been proposed before but Sony says its processing allows it to 'heighten sensitivity without compromising its high resolution.' The first chips to use the design will be small, smartphone-targeted 1/3"-type 13MP and 1/4"-type 8MP designs.
Nik Software has announced HDR Efex Pro 2, an update of its high dynamic range software package. The latest version features a range of updates, including an improved tone-mapping engine that promises better color rendering. The user interface and workflow have also been re-worked to make the process simpler, with a host of features added to provide increased control and image quality. HDR Efex Pro 2 will cost $99.95/€99.95, with upgrades around half that price and free upgrades for customers who bought version 1 after June 9th.
HDR software make Unified Color Technologies has updates its software to work with Adobe Lightroom 4. Users of both HDR Expose 2 and HDR Exrpess can download free updates to the latest versions, which have been fully tested with the latest version of Lightroom.
Are High Dynamic Range photos appropriate for illustrating news? That's the debate that's been started by the Washington Post's use of an HDR image on its front page in January. Sean Elliot, president of the National Press Photographers Association came down firmly against it, saying, 'HDR is not appropriate for documentary photojournalism.' John Omvik, Marketing VP with HDR software maker Unified Color understandably disagrees. He's written us a response arguing that what we see is closer to HDR than, say, a mono photo shot with Tri-X film.
Paris-based software maker Oloneo has launched version 1 of its HDRengine high dynamic range photo software. Built around what the company claims is 'the fastest HDR engines available today' it allows real-time tone mapping and HDR manipulation. The software supports 380 Raw formats and works on them in 32-bits per channel to ensure image quality retention. Oloneo HDRengine is available at an introductory price of $59/€59 through the company's online store or can be trialed for 30 days for free.
Unified Color has announced second-generation versions of its HDR Expose software and its 32Float HDR plugin for Photoshop. The latest versions add color dodge and burn tools, and tone curve adjustment, all the while using the company's 32-bit colorspace that separates color and luminance information to avoid color shifts when changing brightness. The latest version also includes presets, which can be created and modified, to speed up the blending process. Version 2 also gains the ability to batch merge images, using one of these presets. A free 30 day trial of both the 32 Float v2 plugin and standalone HDR Expose 2 software is available.
Digital Outback Photo has published 'The Art and Craft of HDR Photography' by Uwe and Bettina Steinmueller. The 100 page e-book, written and published by the authors of dpreview.com's 'The Art of HDR' series of guides, can be downloaded as a printable pdf. It is available for an introductory price of $15.95, rather than the usual $19.95.
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