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18 September 3

HDR video by Soviet Montage

Under - Inspiration, Media, Photography, Technology

Although I’m not a big fan of HDR photography but sometime you get to see something really awesome such as this HRD video by Soviet Montage. This seems to be the first ever attempt to create HDR video and the overall effect is intensely dramatic and comic … may be it is meant for videos!

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 Demonstration Using Two Canon 5D mark II cameras

3 thoughts to “HDR video by Soviet Montage”

  1. Gemma

    September 19, 2010 at 1:22 am

    It’s almost silent-movie-like. Rich images, especially with the guy in front of the blurred background. They remind of me of those 1950’s epics, with a hint of 3D without having wearing those #’%&$£ glasses (which is great by the way, those things are NOT designed for my apparently bigger than average head). So thanks for sharing!

  2. Jiryis Shaheen

    September 21, 2010 at 4:22 am

    This is sooo amazing. It’s such a fresh perspective on the world around us. Can you imagine live reporting from other countries caught in this style, or anything really..SO impressive and innovative. It makes me want to try it. But I’m not sure I would know where to start.

  3. Asif Naqvi

    September 21, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Just googled on it and found that Patryk Kizny from LookyCreative experimented with HDR video (below starts at 01:00) but the method is different than of Soviet Montage.

    Patryk Kizny created the video with stills whereas Soviet Montage created the true HDR video. But, nonetheless, Patryk Kizny posted the entire post-production workflow here (under timelaps postproduction) which provides an excellent starting point.

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