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HDR – Video? Yes Indeed.

Online galleries are fully of over saturated HDR pictures that consists more of exposure blending that actual “High Dynamic Range” processing.  Still, the effect is pretty interesting and if done properly – doesn’t look horrible and can enhance a photo.  The downside is that many people overuse HDR and saturate too much for an unrealistic photo effect.   While this is certainly good for illustration purposes – it isn’t always indicative of true “photography” – IMHO.

That being said – video has been left out of the loop – until now.  Soviet Montage Productions has posted up some HDR video that they achieved by shooting with two Canon 5D Mk II cameras.  In order to shoot the exact same image, they used a beam splitter to send the exact same image to each camera.  The end result is pretty interesting.

HDR Video Demonstration Using Two Canon 5D mark II’s from Soviet Montage on Vimeo.

Although the effect on buildings, traffic and scenery looks pretty natural – the effect on people is a little different.

Doritos, Viral Videos and Billy Reid

We had a chance to sit down with Billy Reid regarding video creation, how to make them viral and who is staying ahead of the curve.  Aparently, Doritos is a company that gets it.  At the very least, it appears that someone at Doritos has teens that watch Youtube.  Doritos has been hosting a contest over the past month that gives people the opportunity to make a video and try and make it viral in order to win a bit fat cash prize.  While this is a nice end result – the long term result is that you’ll learn how to make viral videos, get a lot of traffic, make some money and become internet famous.

We’ve included the interview at the end of Episode #41 of Weekly Tech Update and in order to make things easier for you, we’ve also included it as a separate download over here.


For more on the Doritos Viralocity campaign, check the press release here or you can watch as many of the video submissions that you want over here.


We’re living in an exciting time for video creators, and the Internet has opened doors for people like myself – huge doors.” says Billy Reid “What’s great is that Doritos is giving anyone in Canada with a video camera and access to the web a shot at creating a winning ad. The best part is that they’re putting the final decision into the hands of the Internet. The Internet decides who wins. This is powerful. Basically, expect the unexpected, it could be your next door neighbour who comes out on top.” – Billy Reid

Catch our interview with Billy Reid over here.