HDRX® extends dynamic range up to six (6) stops by simultaneously capturing two (2) images of identical resolution and frame rate. The first image is a normally exposed track (A-track), while the second is an underexposed track (X-track) with an exposure value that reflects the additional stops of highlight protection. These tracks are “motion-conjoined” during recording, leaving no time gap between the two (2) exposures. This is different from traditional alternating exposures, which have small gaps between tracks, producing unwanted motion tracks.
For more information, go to High Dynamic Range Video with HDRX.
You can combine the two tracks in post tools like REDCINE-X PRO®, DaVinci Resolve®, After Effects®, Storm, or any other non-linear editing (NLE) application that supports the SDK to create MAGIC MOTION. You can perform the following actions in post production:
- Blend 2 (two) tracks with a slider
- View each track individually
- Use the X-track separately (sharper image) for motion tracking, then combine with the A-track, or ignore the X-track altogether
- Export to EXR
For more information, go to the REDCINE-X PRO Operation Guide.
MAGIC MOTION is a post production method that combines two (2) HDRX tracks to create an image with both natural motion blur (A-track) and sharper reference (X-track). MAGIC MOTION produces an image with an extraordinary dynamic range that is not available with any other motion capture camera.