I found this article by Stu at ProLost to be fascinating and wanted to share it with everyone because I saw so many HDR Displays at NAB.
Of course, the key for any filmmaker is making everything so perfect – the way YOU want it to be seen – and yet we all know that in reality viewers will be watching our content on a massive variety of screens from small to large and from really cheap to very expensive. And none of them will match what the film was graded on.
So, even thinking about HDR Displays makes my head explode.
On HDR Displays and Grading
Today, Samsung and Amazon announced yet another HDR standard for televisions. In case you're not familiar with the idea of a High Dynamic Range display, it's—get this—brighter than a normal display. That's it. This groundbreaking idea apparently needed about four competing standards, one from Dolby, the sound company. Now there's a fifth.
I couldn't resist chiming in on Twitter.
To be clear, that's me HDR-ifiying the shot. There is an actual “HDR” edition of Sicario on 4k Blu-ray, but from the looks of it, it has the same intentionally compressed dynamic range as the HD version these stills were pulled from.
That's a good thing. That's the filmmaker's intent.
Update 2017-04-21: Be sure to read all the way to the end for more on this. Seriously, you don't want to miss it.
Read full article at Prolost “On HDR Displays and Grading”
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