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HDRx Overview

Looks like RED is doing some potentially interesting things in regards to HDR images recorded at 24fps. If this technology makes it into both the Epic and Scarlet cameras then you can expect some amazing latitude in the post process with respect to color correction.

So what is HDRx you ask? Simply put it's extended dynamic range, anywhere from 2 to 6 stops over native captured to a RAW R3D file. So in a sense your shooting multiple exposures to the same RAW file. Practically speaking you can now properly expose scenes where you have both extreme light and darks. Before you would be forced to expose the camera for either the dark portion of the scene, thereby blowing out your highlights, or exposing for the lighter area, thereby crushing your blacks. Definitely interesting technology.

Read the full get up at RED or see for yourself...