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8K resolution: Hype or benefit?

8K resolution: Hype or benefit?

by Florian Friedrich, last updated: November 15th, 2019 TV-Makers and camera manufacturers make us believe 8K is the next big thing. While more and more devices are launching, controversial discussions about the visibility of the resolution are going hand in hand with discussions about what is real 8K. This article covers the most important aspects of 8K as well as delivering some insights about 8K metrics, 8K productions and what the human eye can see. I’ve also put together also a separate article with frequently asked questions about 8K based on questions I received from attendees after my presentations.If you’re interested in getting some 8K materials for free download, please see my post about NASA 8K footage and sign up to my free 8K newsletter, which will also provide you free access to downloading more 8K clips such as a nice Dinner Clip (see Youtube-preview) making a good example for […]

 
8K resolution: Frequently Asked Questions

8K resolution: Frequently Asked Questions

by Florian Friedrich, November 11th, 2019 After my presentations about 8K in 2019 at various trade shows and events, I received questions from attendees. I’m sharing the most popular questions and answers about 8K here and might update this post from time to time. What is your personal opinion regarding the 8K resolution of 7.680 x 4320 pixels (33 MP) compared to the 4K resolution of 3860×2160 pixels (8 MP)? When it comes to comparing 4K against 8K, the biggest benefit I see is the disappearance of any kind of pixel structure. 33 Megapixels at normal viewing distances finally seem to be enough to avoid flickering details and jagged edges without compromising visible resolution. This matters for cameras and displays in the same way. What do you think about people who claim that there’s no benefit in 8K if you don’t sit extremely close (like less than one picture height […]

 

HDR warm-up videos

hier können Sie die HDR warm-up videos von FF Pictures für 10€ zum Download bestellen. Die HDR warm-up Videos sind für folgende Aufgaben geeignet: Einspielen des HDR-Fernehers oder HDR Projektors Erkennen von Pixeldefekten Erkennen von Einbrenneffekten Erkennen von Ungleichmäßigkeiten der Helligkeit oder Farbe im gesamten Bildbereich (beispielsweise Clouding oder Mura Effekt) Erkennen von Übertragungsfehlern (bei Kabeln, Repeatern, AV-Receivern und mehr) Durchführung langfristiger Belastungstests Folgende Testsequenzen sind im Download enthalten: Sequenzen mit vollflächigem Rot, Grün, Blau, Schwarz, Grau und Weiß (DCI-P3 Farben) Sequenzen mit vollflächigem Rot, Grün, Blau, Schwarz, Grau und Weiß (BT.2020 Farben) Bewegtes Zonenplattentestbild (variable Phase) Pixelrauschen (in verschiedene Richtungen bewegtes Bild mit zusälligem Rauschmuster und idealer Verteilung über den HDR-Helligkeitsbereich) Technische Details: Die Videos sind im HEVC-Format (H.265) mit 10Bit im BT.2020 Farbraum codiert, weisen die für HDR 10 erforderlichen Metadaten auf und werden nach dem Kauf im MP4-Format zum Download zur Verfügung gestellt. Die MP4-Dateien eignen sich […]

 
Alpa Platon Project: A rigged Hasselblad H6D 100c allowing to shoot extraordinary motion picture materials.

My Alpa Platon Experience

by Florian Friedrich, February 27th, 2019 The Alpa Platon project is dedicated to adding everything a filmmaker can dream of to a Hasselblad H6D-100c camera. But let’s start from the beginning… Have you heard about large sensor digital filmmaking yet? The usual sensor size in digital filmmaking is Super 35 (S35 ~25mmx13mm, depending on the camera and aspect ratio) and some cameras like Sony Venice (36mm x 24mm) started to use full frame or bigger sensors recently. A larger sensor in general means that you can capture more pixels of the same size or increase the size of pixels on the sensor. While both approaches have their specific advantages (resolution or noise level), the downside is that you need bigger lenses to fulfill the needs of a larger sensor. So, of course, the cost for appropriate lenses considering all the high-quality glass and optics can be tremendous and must be […]

 
8K-playback of the color graded HDR video on the Samsung Q900 (75 inch model). The bias light behind the TV is a Medialight Eclipse (D65 neutral white).

NASA 8K HDR video for free

by Florian Friedrich, last update: April 29th, 2019 When I saw that NASA shared some 8K footage ready to download on its website, I immediately thought I want to see this on a 8K TV!Seeing the ISS and earth in that kind of resolution seemed fascinating to me. Mission1: Download the file from NASA I do have access to a 75″ Q900 TV from Samsung which has the desired 8K resolution, so I downloaded the MP4-Video which was encoded to 709 SDR, MPEG level MAIN 6.2 with about 140 MBit/s. So there’s no HDR or Wide Color Gamut for 8K space material, really? I had put the file onto a USB Stick and plugged it into the TV which rejected to play it. Oh wow, the first 8K Video from NASA and the first 8K TV on the market don’t know each other? I immediately wanted to act as a […]

 
HDRmaster toolset: Includes HDRmaster 8K as well as a series of HDR related plug-ins for video editing (NLE) and color grading.

New release: HDRmaster 8K with HDR inspector and dynamic metadata

FF Pictures launched HDRmaster 8K, a new standalone software toolset for Microsoft Windows 8 and 10 with several innovative features for performing quality analysis and essential metadata tasks in HDR productions with up to 8K (7680×4320 pixels) resolution. HDRmaster 8K is the successor of HDRmaster v2 which is already in use by Ultra-HD Blu-ray facilities, post-production houses, studios and manufacturers worldwide. Why this HDR Tool Set is needed To deliver the highest possible quality to the HDR consumer device, proper management of metadata and signal levels is essential. Mismanagement not only leads to compromised images but also decreases encoding efficiency, causing wasted bandwidth and unnecessary compression artifacts. “It is quite easy for mastered and distributed HDR content to have improper or missing metadata,” noted Florian Friedrich, CEO of FF Pictures and key architect of HDRmaster 8K.  “There are only a few tools out there that can do this kind of […]

 
HDRmaster Toolset: Standalone Software and Plug-ins related to HDR video production and quality analysis.

HDRmaster Toolset (standalone software + plug-ins)

  HDRmaster Toolset This collection of products contains Standalone Windows Software and HDR-related plug-ins (for DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects). It includes the following products: HDRmaster 8K (64-Bit Windows application) HDRmaster v2 (32-Bit Windows application) HDR Chromaticity Diagram Plug-in HDR Color Analyzer Plug-in HDR Heatmap Plug-in HDR Histogram Plug-in HDR Limiter Plug-in HDR Oscilloscope Plug-in HDR SDR Mapping Plug-in HDR Statistics Plug-in HDR Test Pattern Q/C Plug-in  

 

HDR & Bildqualität

Wir sind Experten für Bildqualität: von der Aufnahme mit der Kamera innerhalb von Werbe- oder Filmproduktionen über die (HDR-) Postproduktion bis zum Encoding und dem Authoring von (Ultra HD) Blu-ray decken wir alles ab. Beratend, in Form von Seminaren oder als Dienstleister zur Umsetzung kompletter Bild- und Videoproduktionen. Einigen namhaften Firmen weltweit helfen wir bei der Optimierung ihrer Workflows und Geräte.   Kontakt

 
Software Products

Software Products

FF Pictures offers various software products for immediate download after purchase. The list below includes standalone software as well as plug-ins for DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. Most of the products are related to High Dynamic Range video production workflows, enabling colorists, editors, content providers, studios, manufacturers and other experts to analyze HDR video materials. Identifying problems and adding static or dynamic metadata works best with the HDRmaster 8K software (64-Bit, Windows), while the HDR related plugins will help you solve issues. With HDRmaster Toolset, you’ll get all of our HDR tools for one very attractive price. FF Pictures is an official adopter (content and tool provider) of the HDR 10+ Technology. You may find us listed here.    

 

Test Pattern Q/C plug-in for Davinci Resolve, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere

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