HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

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HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

Postby Stephan » 10 Sep 2010 08:28

I (everybody?) thought that HDR (High Dynamic Range) was reserved for still photography? Well, somebody took the challenge and shot High Dynamic Range video with two Canon 5D Mark II...

Check this: HDR Video Demonstration Using Two Canon 5D mark II's

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Re: HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

Postby DouglasAraujo » 06 Dec 2010 21:04

Interesting, they used timelapse. But i dont like this kind of effects in peoples.

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Re: HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

Postby Stephan » 06 Dec 2010 22:51

Not timelapse, but true video with 1:1 motion speed. And as they had no way to synchronize the two distinct shutters, you can see some faint flickering sometimes.

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Re: HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

Postby DouglasAraujo » 07 Dec 2010 19:11

So, they used two cameras, right?

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Re: HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

Postby Stephan » 07 Dec 2010 23:38

Yes, that's what is written in the Vimeo page I linked to, in my 1st post: "Video is captured on two Canon 5D mark II DSLRs, each capturing the exact same subject via a beam splitter."

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Re: HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

Postby DouglasAraujo » 10 Dec 2010 20:25

So.... we can do that with another cameras like the FX1, Z1, HVX200, HV40. Right?
BUT, i think that the latitude of these kind of cameras(smaller sensor) will be a problem.

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Re: HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

Postby Stephan » 10 Dec 2010 23:04

Not just the lower latitude, but also the integrated lens. There's no mention of what kind of beam splitter they used exactly, but I would expect it to require a standard lens mount (therefore excluding all cams that have integrated lenses).

One commenter in Vimeo linked to this kind of device:
http://www.traderscity.com/board/produc ... ter-30675/

Maybe they used something similar...

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Re: HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

Postby DouglasAraujo » 22 Dec 2010 13:18

Adapters and more adapters. :)
Do you know how they make this effect in the post-production?
In Photoshop is Batch > HDR, and video?

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Re: HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

Postby Doughie » 22 Dec 2010 16:40

For *stills* if i want to process an HDR image(s) that i have taken, i use Photomatix Pro 3.2

I think HDR stuff can look good, if its used sparingly. Like anything, you can definitely overdo it.

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Re: HDR video with Canon 5D Mark II

Postby DouglasAraujo » 23 Dec 2010 12:56

Doughie wrote:For *stills* if i want to process an HDR image(s) that i have taken, i use Photomatix Pro 3.2


This software have a better process for HDR than Photoshop CS5?


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