HDR gallery


On this page I am presenting a little collection of HDR clips that I created in the last years. These are all tests to help me understand how to create and control the HDR output of content for different platforms. There are rendered clips from Blender and some photographed HDR stills that I made with my Canon 7DMKII.

HDR in 16:9 – all demos were rendered with Blender
Still frame from another angle. (SDR)
Same animation, just another angle. (HDR)
HDR in 9:16

I also created a 9×16 version for mobile devices. Sadly the embedded YouTube link does not work in HDR. Only a SDR version of the HDR clip is shown. It only works directly in the YouTube app on iOS (from what I can test at the moment).

Embedded clip to the HDR version, but does not work for me. Only the SDR version appears. You need to click the direct link below.
Embedded on this page works only a SDR version.

Rendering a staue and add some light animations

Click here to read why I suddenly rendered a statue.

On iOS devices it works for sure when watching the clip in the YouTube app.
Why not keyframe the three light situations and create a light animation. Rendered with the AMD ProRender engine.
The same light animation, different shaders and rendered with Cycles in ACEScg.

Download link – needs to be tested if this works on Android devices.


And a car in HDR

HDR test clips from the article “lazy compositor“.

Export of the “lazy” comp from Nuke in ACES (sRGB).
Blender cycles still frame rendering, graded in Resolve Studio 16.2.7.
Blender cycles still frames renderings, graded in Resolve Studio 16.2.7.
Still frame from a turntable rendered out from Nuke in ACES (sRGB) with an exposure compensation of 0.75 stops.
The turntable clip graded and rendered out from FCPX as a ProRes 4444.

More EDR/HDR photographed still images examples
Barcelona holiday trip 2016 – slide show
SDR
Same clip as above, but from YouTube that allows to watch HDR content directly on the Mac with Safari.
HDR (If it is presented visibly a lot brighter on your smartphone display.)

Hamburg Hafencity – Toyota Prius – slide show

Another clip containing only HDR stills images. This time I did a little shoot in the Hafencity of Hamburg and made photos of my car. Each photo was taken with the maximum number (7) of exposure brackets with a tripod. I think car commercials will benefit from HDR content.

This clip belongs to the article “SDR next to HDR” and shows some high dynamic Canon 7D photos that were each taken with three exposures without a tripod.

YouTube – EDR/HDR works with Safari/BigSur on selected Macs on this page.
Vimeo – EDR/HDR works with Safari on iPhones only on this page.

Here is also a link to download the clip.

Barcelona night shoot – slide show

And one more clip with HDR stills images. These photos were taken on a shoot for a car commercial. I had some time off during the two nights of the shoot and took these images each with 5 exposures from a tripod.

The same edit as above, but uploaded in HDR/UHD to YouTube.
Vimeo HDR/HD clip with a demo corner logo.

Test – ProCreate neon logo converted to HDR

This was a little tutorial exercise that my girl-friend did on a iPad Pro with ProCreate. I wanted to see how I can use a display referred neon logo and convert it to HDR. I tried different approaches with FCPX (HDR-WideGamut) and Resolve Studio (ACES 1.1 / ST-2084 Rec.2020 1.000 Nits P3D65limited).

A neon logo created by Rosa Rodriguez.
PNG to ACES – Resolve Studio HDR ST-2084 (1.000 Nits P3D65 limited)
PNG to ACES – Resolve Studio HDR ST-2084 (1.000 Nits P3D65 limited)
PNG to FCPX WideGamut HDR output

Watch out for more test clips soon…