oh god I hate all those fake "hdr" tonemapped videos! they are not appealing to the eye, they are a gross malinterepretation of exposure!
this images cannot combine well, look at the dark images in the AMP cam video, why is so badly exposed?! there no blacks in a underexposed image?! and their propaganda says "some tonemappers apear really natural while some others can creat unique visual effects"... yeah defects
I would say!
there is something that bothers me also about this AMP camera, they use the same kind of imager for the three images, wich means that if they share the same shutter and FPS means the whole under exposure and over exposure is handled with gain!
no wonder they have problems with artifacts in color. also the type of artifacts they show seem the kind of artifacts of the debayering process.
also there seems to be this classic problem that also happens when manual bracketing is used where the most overexposed images display the natural bloming that happens in imagers on overxposed zones, i guess light bleed from photosite to photosite becoming a "glow" or a "bloom" if you add this blooming with the digital blooming of some tonemapping algorithms you end up with a very "soft" image, somewhat like a dreamy image. yeah quite a helpful "artistic" restraint isn't it?
people is saying this is the digital equivalent to what Ansel Adams did with his zone system, what an insult to Ansel Adams and the zone system, how can a fixed three exposure system can compare to the fine tunning of the exposure and printing process of Ansel Adams? please people rely more on the capabilty of your DPs and less with the capabilty of the technology your own camera delivers, as most of the images displayed in this PR video for AMPcam can be shot with correct light decisions with a normal camera, delivering similar and much more natural results than this HDR crap videos.
yes HDR is the future of video, but not done like this nor displayed like this, the future will come with an imager that can capture a wider latitude and quantitzate the info at higher BITs, all other processes will have their ups and downs, at what BITs those HDR cams capture?