[Tig] camera dynamic range quotes are getting silly!

Kevin Wheatley hxpro at cinesite.co.uk
Tue Feb 22 10:09:27 GMT 2011

peter_swinson at compuserve.com wrote:
> In terms of using different gains in multiple amplifiers after the detector and 
> then combining the results, I would have thought that only reduces the effects of 
> amplifier noise, not any intrinsic sensor noise. 

I agree, it depends on where the noise comes from.

> Now if what is really  happening is multiple “shutter” gating rates, in shall we call, 
> them sub frames, within a regular film frame times then combining the results, that 
> would offer wide dynamic ranges. e.g  For a regular 1/24th second exposure, expose 
> and process the sensor for  let’s say 1/26th second followed by an exposure of 1/26,000th of a second. 

I would guess this is basically the idea behind Red's HDR modes.


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