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HDR Video with 5DMk2


  • HDR Video using 5D Mark II
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This is a fascinating demonstration of the results that can be achieved with a proper setup and workflow to get HDR (High Dynamic Range) video with two Canon 5D Mark II. Although it could also be done using any DSLR with Full HD or HD Movie/Video capabilities like these ones.

Some words from the authors:

This video highlights several clips we’ve made using our new High Dynamic Range (HDR) process. Video is captured on two Canon 5D mark II DSLRs, each capturing the exact same subject via a beam splitter. The cameras are configured so that they record different exposure values, e.g., one camera is overexposed, the other underexposed. After the footage has been recorded, we use a variety of HDR processing tools to combine the video from the two cameras, yielding the clips you see above.

HDR Video provides filmmakers with many exciting new opportunities. Not only can HDR video create interesting effects, it can also allow for even exposure where artificial lighting is unavailable or impractical. For example, when a subject is backlit, one camera could be set to properly expose the subject, the other the sky, resulting in video with perfect exposure throughout.

We will continue to develop and improve the HDR video process for better results and efficiency. For more information, check out our website sovietmontage.com.


Full credits to: Soviet Montage


There are lot of people experimenting, testing and developing new techniques with these amazing HDSLR cameras. We’ll closely keep watching their works and reporting to the community.


September 11, 2010 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, Shot w/ HDSLR | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Support for Tamron on Adobe products


  • Tamron to release AC for Adobe products
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From Tamron Website:


September 1, 2010, Commack, NY— President and CEO of the optical equipment manufacturer Tamron Co. Ltd., Morio Ono announced today the release of their latest offering, an aberration correction function for Adobe Systems Incorporated’s software. The lens profile provided by Tamron will be used to make the plug-in for digital image editing software, Adobe® Photoshop® CS5, Camera Raw® and the function for photo management software, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 ( for supported lens models, please refer to the chart below).

The lens profile will include Tamron’s Di series (lenses for full size image sensors) and the Di II series (lenses for cameras with APS-C size image sensors) and will be used to create a plug-in bundled in the Camera Raw® 6.2 update and the function for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3.2. Tamron, utilizing design data, created this profile for image editing software that allows customers to easily correct distortion, chromatic aberration, and peripheral brightness (1) for Di series and Di II series SLR lenses.

(1) The amount and quality of correction depends on the user
Adobe, Photoshop and Lightroom are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporate

Future lenses are expected to also be included in this profile.
For further information, please refer to the Adobe Website at

For more details and a list of supported lenses click here.


The above announcement is great and hopefully the list of supported lenses by all manufacturers will increase over time.

Although it seems there is no support for some lenses like the Tamron SP AF17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) (Model A05) which is owned by lot of photographers because it’s a very interesting alternative to some much more expensive and professional lenses (obviously on a different league too) like the excellent and beautiful Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM or even the mid-range Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM.

It would be great and extremely helpful that Tamron also adds support for all their lenses, even if they are not currently in production, since lot of photographers are using them.

Of course you can customize and build your own lens profile using the free Lens Profile Creator (available from Adobe Labs here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lensprofile_creator/) but it takes some work that needs to be carefully done.

September 6, 2010 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, News & Info | , , , | Leave a comment


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