As a first test and really a proof of concept, the above footage was produced using 2 Canon 5Ds perfectly aligned together on a 3D mirror rig, set at different exposures. The footage was then synced, split into two image sequences and then processed through Photomatix and re-conformed into a video sequence.

The Canon’s are not ideal for this however. They cannot be gen-locked together so there is some ghosting, and the files are heavily compressed. Next test will be Reds as they can be gen-locked and the RAW files will have a lot more information.

HDR Test Original Video Files from Ben Moulden on Vimeo.

Thanks to Adam and Tony at Panavision UK.