HDR Video Demonstration Using Two Canon 5D mark II’s

I’m not usually a fan of high dynamic range (HDR) photos in general, but in video form, it does have its potential.

It gives it the appearance of film in my opinion and could be great for someone who is looking to shoot video with that type of sense and feel.

SovietMontage takes high def and HDR to a whole another level using consumer products, the Canon 5D Mark II.

Well enough of me talking, here is the sample of what they’ve done using two Canon 5D Mark II’s.

Here is another, but with a person as its subject.

Additional information:

This video highlights several clips we’ve made using our new High Dynamic Range (HDR) process. Video is captured on two Canon 5D mark II DSLRs, each capturing the exact same subject via a beam splitter. The cameras are configured so that they record different exposure values, e.g., one camera is overexposed, the other underexposed. After the footage has been recorded, we use a variety of HDR processing tools to combine the video from the two cameras, yielding the clips you see above.

HDR Video provides filmmakers with many exciting new opportunities. Not only can HDR video create interesting effects, it can also allow for even exposure where artificial lighting is unavailable or impractical. For example, when a subject is backlit, one camera could be set to properly expose the subject, the other the sky, resulting in video with perfect exposure throughout.

We will continue to develop and improve the HDR video process for better results and efficiency. For more information, check out our website sovietmontage.com.

Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Opus 40, Number 9
Performed by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed Under Creative Commons “Attribution 3.0”

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