The ins and outs of High Dynamic Range in cinema

January 10, 2019
  • Insights
Written by Tom Bert, Senior Product Manager, Barco
High Dynamic Range is a heavily debated topic in the technology community: not only linked to cinema, but also to television and content creation.

In this article, we’ll zoom out a bit and won’t focus on the projection aspect. We look at the wider eco-system instead: what does it take and who’s involved to get HDR-content on my screen?

There are two, equally important, aspects of realizing HDR in cinema:
 
  • There’s an image processing aspect: “can my projection system read and process an HDR DCP the way it’s meant to be?”
  • There’s is an image quality aspect: “is the perceived dynamic range in the final on-screen image, visibly better?”
     
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