The possibilities for the future of sensor technology just became wide open — granted this is an in-camera app for Sony cameras, but it just blew my mind.
Right now, we’re all familiar with the sensor being one big readout of the whole scene. But this new app for Sony lets you segment the scene and apply different settings for exposure, white balance and more – IN CAMERA!
No need for ND or graduated ND.
This is where hopefully camera manufacturers are going in a couple of years.
This is currently only available for stills on Sony cameras, but the imagination can take it forward a few years right?
What do you think? Cool or lame?
Sony | PlayMemories Camera Apps l “Digital Filter”
Digital Filter allows you to divide the scene into two or three areas and optimize the exposure and white balance for each area, helping you to shoot the best image. This application is perfect for scenes containing vastly different brightness levels, such as in backlit landscape scenes. These above features enable you to enjoy the same wide dynamic range and expressive rendition as if using a graduated ND filter or reverse graduated ND filter.
For more details, www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/
Sony's New Digital Filter App | Split Your Sensor/ Scene Into 3 Areas & Control Exposure, WB, and More
Via SLR Lounge:
Sony has just released a new App for their cameras (not to be confused with a smartphone app) that’s likely to be getting a lot of attention and deservedly so. The app is called Digital Filter and essentially lets you to divide the screen/sensor into 2 or 3 areas and allow you to optimize exposure and white balance for each section. What that translates to, is being able to capture a scene with a wide variance in dynamic range so the image looks as it does through your eyes – no more struggling with bright backgrounds and dark foregrounds. It accomplishes the affect you would normally have tried to achieve using various ND and color filters, or through various post post-processing methods, but all in-camera. It looks brilliant.
With the new app you are able to angle the filters, set the exposure and white balance for up to 3 filters in one image, adjust the feathering of the filter, and then make your own presets if you like and the ones provided aren’t all you need. Once you’ve done that and you’re all set, you click the shutter, and each section is capture on its own and the camera blends it all together for you.
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