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HDR - High Dynamic Range / What's the deal with Dynamic Range???
« on: June 22, 2013, 02:18:10 PM »
I get it...our DSLR sensors are only capable of capturing X stops of DR in any given image. The common example is the landscape image: skies are normally much brighter than the actual landscape. There are several ways to compensate using graduated filters, HDR, exposure blending, etc. What I don't understand, for lack of any thorough knowledge, is why when I turn on the television there are tons of programs/movies whose cameras seem to have no troubles with this same DR? Scenes I know would result in a DR challenge for a DSLR photographer seem to be of no issue for these dedicated video cameras (film or digital???). Is it price? Is it physics? Why does it seem the DSLR has reached its DR threshold?
Not a DSLR criticism, just looking for some discussion.

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