7 March 2014 Creating cinematic wide gamut HDR-video for the evaluation of tone mapping operators and HDR-displays
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High quality video sequences are required for the evaluation of tone mapping operators and high dynamic range (HDR) displays. We provide scenic and documentary scenes with a dynamic range of up to 18 stops. The scenes are staged using professional film lighting, make-up and set design to enable the evaluation of image and material appearance. To address challenges for HDR-displays and temporal tone mapping operators, the sequences include highlights entering and leaving the image, brightness changing over time, high contrast skin tones, specular highlights and bright, saturated colors. HDR-capture is carried out using two cameras mounted on a mirror-rig. To achieve a cinematic depth of field, digital motion picture cameras with Super-35mm size sensors are used. We provide HDR-video sequences to serve as a common ground for the evaluation of temporal tone mapping operators and HDR-displays. They are available to the scientific community for further research.
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Jan Froehlich, Jan Froehlich, Stefan Grandinetti, Stefan Grandinetti, Bernd Eberhardt, Bernd Eberhardt, Simon Walter, Simon Walter, Andreas Schilling, Andreas Schilling, Harald Brendel, Harald Brendel, } "Creating cinematic wide gamut HDR-video for the evaluation of tone mapping operators and HDR-displays", Proc. SPIE 9023, Digital Photography X, 90230X (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2040003; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2040003
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