We've been lucky enough to do some really exciting High Dynamic Range (also known EDR - Extended Dynamic Range) testing with Telescope at Dolby Labs over the past 6 months. Dolby has been developing a new display technology that is exceptionally brighter than what we see today. As a result, images have more contrast, color, and an overall realistic quality to them. Telescope, having been captured in the highest quality format available at the time, was a perfect candidate to test Dolby's new technology. For a bit more about what Dolby is up to check out this and this.
We were all excited to have the opportunity to share the results this past weekend at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas. Collin, Matt, and Travis were invited to sit on a panel with Dolby Senior Colorist Rick Taylor as part of the Technology Summit on Cinema. The panel was moderated by Curtis Clark (ASC Technology Committee Chairman).
The panel was focused on what EDR meant to us as filmmakers and what we would do different given the chance to work with the technology again. For a good breakdown of the panel, check out this Hollywood Reporter Article that went up earlier this week.
Overall it was a fantastic experience. We even got to meet Chivo...
After the panel we had a chance to walk the enormous floor and check out the latest and greatest in digital cinema including Arri's new Amira camera, Blackmagic's Ursa camera, Canon's 4K monitor, and more. Here's a few more pictures from our visit.