Creating cinematic wide gamut HDR-video for the evaluation of tone mapping operators and HDR-displays

Authors: Jan Fröhlich, Stefan Grandinetti, Bernd Eberhardt, Simon Walter, Andreas Schilling, Harald Brendel
Abstract:
High quality video sequences are required for the evaluation of tone mapping operators and high dynamic range (HDR) displays. We provide scenic and documentary scenes with a dynamic range of up to 18 stops. The scenes are staged using professional film lighting, make-up and set design to enable the evaluation of image and material appearance. To address challenges for HDR-displays and temporal tone mapping operators, the sequences include highlights entering and leaving the image, brightness changing over time, high contrast skin tones, specular highlights and bright, saturated colors. HDR-capture is carried out using two cameras mounted on a mirror-rig. To achieve a cinematic depth of field, digital motion picture cameras with Super-35mm size sensors are used. We provide HDR-video sequences to serve as a common ground for the evaluation of temporal tone mapping operators and HDR-displays. They are available to the scientific community for further research.
Keywords: High Dynamic Range, HDR-Video, Wide Gamut, Tone Mapping.
Appeared in: SPIE Electronic Imaging 2014, San Francisco, February 2014
[PDF], [DOI], [BibTeX], [Slides]

Content available:

Reconstructed scene radiance in ALEXA-Wide-Gamut color space (80GB OpenEXR files).
Jan Fröhlich, Stefan Grandinetti, Bernd Eberhardt, Simon Walter, Andreas Schilling, Harald Brendel
These Open-EXR files are not meant for direct display. They are the equivalent to RAW camera files.
To be displayed properly, these files have to be color graded and tone- and gamut-mapped.
The HDR camera footage can be useful for working on camera characterization, and verifying
postproduction pipelines. The content can also be used for research on tone- and gamut-mapping.
The Open-EXR files are available from the SFTP server that can be accessed by submitting your email
on the bottom of this page. If you are only interested in the reconstructed scene radiance only
and not the color graded versions, download just the 'HDR_Camera_Footage' folder.
Download the raw camera footage.
All clips color graded for Rec.2020 primaries and 0.005-4000cd/m2 luminance (189GB TIFF files).
Jan Fröhlich, Stefan Grandinetti, Ingmar Rieger, Color grading by Heike Quosdorf
The color graded version of the HdM-HDR-2014 content is most useful for evaluating displays or
compression algorithms. It can also be used to evaluate tone-mapping and gamut mapping algorithms
that map down from 0.005-4000cd/m2 Rec.2020 to lower luminance and smaller gamuts like Rec.709.
The graded TIFF files are available from the SFTP server, that can be accessed by submitting your email
on the bottom of this page. If you are only interested in the color graded content only and not the
raw camera footage, just download the 'HDR_Color_Graded' folder.
Download the color graded version.
Wide color gamut digital cinema package comparing Rec.2020, P3-D65 and Rec.709 (10GB DCP).
Jan Fröhlich, Matt Cowan, Color Grading by Shane Mario Ruggieri
At the Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat 2015 we presented a DCP for comparing Rec.2020, P3-D65 and Rec.709.
The DCP is not high dynamic range, but wide color gamut and can only be displayed correctly on Rec.2020 capable
laser projectors like the Christie 3P projector. This DCP is available from the SFTP server that can be accessed
by submitting your email on the bottom of this page. If you are interested in the wide color gamut comparison
DCP only, just download the 'Wide_Color_Gamut_Comparison_DCP' folder.
[Abstract], [Conference Website]
Download the wide color gamut demonstration DCP
Short teaser sequences available for standardization
Jan Fröhlich, Stefan Grandinetti
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, October 2014, Strasbourg, France
[MPEG meeting website]
Dwnload the HdM-HDR-2014 MPEG Teaser Clips for Standardization
Download the full resolution HDR video data
I confirm I will use the material only for educational purposes. Commercial users can download the footage for evaluation but they must obtain a license for permanent use or public presentation.

I agree that my email adress will be stored on this server and I accept to receive updates if files of this data set are updated. (We will not send you any email that is not related to changes to this HDR-Video dataset)
Email:
Full Name:
 
Enter the code above here :
Can't read the image? click here to refresh  

Information about commercial use of the test images:
We license the commercial use of this HDR-Video data set for a small contribution towards our production costs. This license includes the right to show the image sequences on trade shows, internal pipeline development, and the evaluation of monitors and tonemapping operators. Please note the redistribution is not allowed. Please provide Prof. Stefan Grandinetti your company name, mailing adress, and the number of employees of your company and he will send you a quotation for a per company one-time-fee.
Academic and educational use of the HdM-HDR-2014 data set is free.
Send me an email if you have any questions regarding this data set. Jan Fröhlich, 2014
Creating cinematic wide gamut HDR-video for the evaluation of tone mapping operators and HDR-displays by Jan Fröhlich, Stefan Grandinetti, Bernd Eberhardt, Simon Walter, Andreas Schilling, Harald Brendel