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AI, Color Grading, Color Science, HDR, Science -

Tone mapping operators with AI High Dynamic Range (HDR) is fast becoming the video format of choice for content providers, albeit not quite as quickly as thought. Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) displays still dominate the market. Therefore, efficient ways must be found to convert HDR content to SDR format, a process known as tone mapping. There are already numerous tone mapping operators (TMO for short), but these do not always lead to a usable result. Recently, many "new" TMOs based on deep learning approaches have been proposed. However, the main challenge in training such deep learning networks is the lack...

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Respect The Film Negatives As a former analogue filmmaker, I learned to "appreciate the negative". I've always admired the evolution of analog stocks and I still do. It is remarkable what results can be achieved during development. There were often serious differences in the results of the same stocks when they were developed by different service providers. There are many reasons for this, often simply cutting back on chemistry resulted in "very thin" results. This is particularly reflected in the colors and the color step approach. Nevertheless, after a good scan and a proper grading, you could always achieve very...

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Color Grading, DaVinci Resolve -

Color Mix - fixed issue The DCTL Tool Color Mix had an issue. In certain cases, black or white blotches appeared in the image. This was caused by negative black values in CMYK mode. The issue has been resolved and fixed, all Color Mix users have received an email with the update. This is a matter of course for us, because we want our users to be satisfied and, in the event of an issue, to receive good service and, of course, an update. We know enough examples where this is not necessarily the case. We would like to take...

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AI in the film industry Artificial intelligence has now arrived in many areas of audio and image processing, even editing is already partially supported with AI. What differentiates the AI ​​boom of the 90s from today is simply the performance of the computers that are available to us today. As early as the 90s, people believed that AI would change and make everything easier, but the limitations imposed by the computing speed were simply too great. Today we find AI in numerous tools and applications, and more and more in the field of sound and image processing, and thus also...

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Color Grading, Color Science, DaVinci Resolve, Gamut -

What is Rec. 2020 really? When it comes to HDR, there is no getting around Rec. 2020 as the color space to be used, that is clear as far as it goes. It is also clear that there is no display that can actually reproduce this color space. So far nothing new. HDR-capable displays, such as consumer OLED TVs, can only display DCI-P3. However, this gamut should be contained in a Rec. 2020 container, which is also the first thing our students learn in the HDR master classes. In order to better understand this connection, we want to clear up...

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