How To Deliver HDR-Like Video In An SDR Package

What is Pseudo HDR?  HDR, or High Dynamic Range video retains more detail in an image’s brightest and darkest portions than standard dynamic range (SDR). It also displays a broader gamut of colors and texture.   Some of the limitations of HDR are less about the footage itself and more about the infrastructure required to view it. For example, many devices still do not support HDR footage.  Add to that the higher bandwidth needed to deliver it and you have significantly limited who can watch HDR originated or produced content.  Visionular provides HDR-like quality video while keeping it in an SDR format. We refer...

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The Beauty Of Film Grain: Must You Lose It In The Encode?

“There’s a magic to the grain and the color quality that you get with film.” Judd Apatow When it comes to film grain, most of us fall into one camp or the other.  Either it’s a problem that needs to be removed because it makes for complex encodes and difficult digital delivery, or it is  THE ingredient that makes your footage look cinematic and, well, not digital. Blockbuster movies such as Creed, the latest Star Wars movies, Inception, and the latest James Bond, “No Time To Die” were all shot on film by legends including Tarantino, Nolan, Spielberg, and Fukunaga. Love or hate it,...

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film restoration using Visionular's AuroraEnhancer technology

Using AI & ML to Enhance the Visual Appeal of Video

Stories are what bind us, and it has been this way throughout human history. Through stories, people share their society’s values, the knowledge of past generations and their dreams for the future. And there has never been a more powerful, immersive and beautiful way to tell those stories than through film. Enabling that film to look as good as it can is what drives our team of more than 50 video codec, algorithm, and signal processing engineers. The devices we stream video on today are unforgiving. Every flaw in the original source, bit of noise, and artifact, is under the microscope...

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