Ginger HDR

Started by rcallicotte, March 22, 2012, 09:39:42 am

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rcallicotte

What does anyone know about this?  http://vimeo.com/27281763  Seems pretty cool.
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TheBadger

March 22, 2012, 12:08:54 pm #1 Last Edit: March 22, 2012, 12:32:34 pm by TheBadger
Hi calico,

This topic is very interesting to me. The software you found seems like an affordable way to fake HDR in video! Great   8)

Here is a link to a Real HDR video, made by using "two Canon 5D mark II DSLRs, each capturing the exact same subject via a beam splitter".
http://vimeo.com/14821961

Here is a link to the software company from your link http://www.naturalhdr.com/

Compare the two and tell me what you think.

I think the software may be a nice thing, since the cameras are not cheap.

these cameras run about 75-100 thousand and pretty much do it with one lens. Still pretty cheap compared to a typical hollywood setup.
http://www.red.com/experience AND http://www.arri.de/news.html?article=540&cHash=38faf57329f8063a33665e4b85b0cd21
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AP

You said 75 to 100,000 but the Epic-M Package is 58,000 for the Red Epics.

TheBadger

March 22, 2012, 06:30:49 pm #3 Last Edit: March 22, 2012, 06:34:26 pm by TheBadger
Thats even better Chris! You'll have to add a few lenses, which will cost. And I suspect that you would want larger memory. But I'll take it ;D
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AP

True. Lenses can get costly. Always wanted to be a film maker and this seems light, portable and just plain nifty.

rcallicotte

@TheBadger - same software.  But, the GingerHDR is $129 until March 31st.  I asked the creator about this and he said it could be used as is on any digital film, similarly (and not to be confused with) Photomatix with still photos.
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TheBadger

Hey Calico,

Its funny. I started using terragen and learning about other 3d stuff, because I do not have a motion camera, and I needed much more video, for my reel. I would buy that software if I had a proper camera! I added the link to my book marks because Im absolutely sure I'll get it at some point.

Right now I really wonder how it would look on a TG2 animation sequence? Does anyone reading this have a animation with some under/over exposed parts to it? Some testing on this could be very useful! I thought I saw a full test version when I looked at the page.
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rcallicotte

I took an HD movie today and played with the results to find it really makes lighting the scene easier.  I'm sure it might have the same effect with a TG2 movie.  It just helps, like Photomatix, to control the light better and easier.  I'm playing with the demo of GingerHDR and like it.  Just not sure about the $$.   ???
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TheBadger

Quote from: calico on March 23, 2012, 11:40:22 pm
I'm sure it might have the same effect with a TG2 movie. 


Put her to the test!
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rcallicotte

I'll try to find time this next week. 


Quote from: TheBadger on March 24, 2012, 02:10:32 pm
Quote from: calico on March 23, 2012, 11:40:22 pm
I'm sure it might have the same effect with a TG2 movie. 


Put her to the test!
So this is Disney World.  Can we live here?