Digital Vision's HDR workflow was developed in response to the needs of those in the rapidly evolving ecosystem of content creation and delivery elements. Historically, production has relied on a 10-bit-film-centric pipeline, but increasing pressure on today's deliverables has elevated those requirements, demanding unsurpassed precision and quality.
In response, Digital Vision pioneered a color workflow with HDR support using 16-bit "half-float" OpenEXRs. The OpenEXR-based workflow means that high-dynamic-range content can be graded in half-float native format in real-time without any preconversions or loss of dynamic range or precision. This allows rendering and previewing at the intended delivery format, whether for digital cinema, film output or Blu-ray, without premature loss of quality during the color mastering process.
The 2010 HPA Engineering Award will be presented Nov. 11, 2010, at a gala evening ceremony at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles.