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XDCAM Highlight Reel

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Digital Cinematography with Hypergamma

Digital Cinematography with Hypergamma

HyperGamma offers more natural color rendition, extended dynamic range, reduced set-up times and much more. Find out how it works and what benefits it delivers in this comprehensive 11-page article.

  • Natural Colour Rendition, thanks to a very smooth "parabolic" curve without any knee
  • Extended Dynamic Range by designing the shape of the HyperGamma curve to make the best use of the CCD dynamic range

  • On-set Monitoring capability to allow WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) viewing with conventional HD monitors, no need for LUT's (Look Up Table)
  • Quick Setup that means you don't need to adjust the knee, slope and gamma settings for best performance.

By simply selecting one of the Hyper Gamma curves, other adjustments are not needed.

All pictures are:

Uncorrected (NO Colour Grading)
Shot at 23.98 PsF
180 (1/48 Hz) degree shutter
0 dB Gain
Detail Off
Shot with the F23

The first benefit of HyperGamma is natural skin rendition. Look at the natural skin rendition of the male actor. In scenes where you use high contrast lighting, HyperGamma keeps a very natural colour rendition of the skin tones, from low key to high key areas. This will be explained in detail later.

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