Category Archives: technology

Netflix Is Ramping Up HDR Support For Future Programming

Netflix started streaming 4K content back in 2014 which began with House Of Cards.  Now they are planning to add more HDR support for future content.

Netflix sees a bright and dark future with HDR, plans to ramp up shooting content with it

See details at  Digitaltrends

The first Netflix program to support HDR is Marco Polo: Marco Polo

Dolby Vision example

More info on Dolby Vision @ dolby.com

 

Is An Overexposure Proof Camera Possible?

MIT research attempts to create a camera that takes properly exposed pictures every time.

Unbounded High Dynamic Range Photography using a Modulo Camera

 

“Camera Culture group research may be the beginning of the end for over-saturated images.”

Download detailed technical papers here

and

Poster here

more @ MIT.edu

 

 

The Inside Out of HDR

Pixar and ILM Keynote IBC2015: The Inside Out of HDR

Pixar's Inside Out

Pixar’s Inside Out

“Pixar’s Supervising Technical Director, Rick Sayre and ILM’s Image Pipeline Lead, Jeroen Schulte, they keynote IBC’s definitive take on the creative potential and technical impact of high dynamic range with special clips from ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘Inside Out’.”

HDR is becoming the new standard for feature films.  HDR for feature film presentation got its start this year with the release of Disney’s Tomorrowland.  It has been well received and is here to stay.  As the bar has been raised for audiences expectation we will see a lot more HDR technology incorporated into consumer devices such and Ultra Blu-Ray, video games, handheld devices such as phone and tablets displays, televisions, and computer monitors.  IBC is a conference for digital content creators and this years it is shaping up to be very interesting and informative. The IBC conference is in Amsterdam and starts September 10 – 15, 2015.

 

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more @ BroadBandTVNews.com   and @ IBC.org

 

 

Warner Brothers Releases Studios First Dolby Vision Feature

The second Dolby Vision feature film to be released is San Andreas, right on the heals of Disney’s Tomorrowland.   The new projection technology has been well received and plans to upgrade theaters continues.   Improved image quality is always appreciated.
San Andreas Screen Shot

 

more details @  Hollywood Reporter

Ultra HD Blu-Ray Specification Complete!

UHD_BD_Logo

The new logo was also revealed today.

There have been rumors and speculation about the potential features that might be included in a new Ultra HD format and finally the new standards have been officially released.  There will finally be a consistent source of UHD programs to go with your UHD television.

The new ULTRA HD Blu-ray discs will have a capacity of 66GB and 100GB of data on dual or triple layer discs.  It supports higher frame rate such as HFR, 48 fps, high dynamic range, a wider color gamut. and support for new audio codecs from Dolby and DTS,  as well as many other features.

“The specification also mandates all new Ultra HD Blu-ray players be capable of playing back current Blu-ray Discs, giving consumers access to the vast library of more than 10,000 titles currently available on Blu-ray Disc.

Licensing of Ultra HD Blu-ray is scheduled to begin this Summer. The BDA is working closely with industry leaders in the authoring, testing, certification and replication industries to develop the tools and process needed to ensure interoperability between players and software and to facilitate the development of a robust ecosystem to support the hardware and title launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray.”

Licensing will begin over the next few months and the first discs and Ultra HD players should be available by Christmas 2015.

more details @ BusinessWire.com