HDR Video – with 2 Canon 5Ds

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

This video highlights several clips we’ve made using our new High Dynamic Range (HDR) process. Video is captured on two Canon 5D mark II DSLRs, each capturing the exact same subject via a beam splitter. The cameras are configured so that they record different exposure values, e.g., one camera is overexposed, the other underexposed. After the footage has been recorded, we use a variety of HDR processing tools to combine the video from the two cameras, yielding the clips you see above.

HDR Video provides filmmakers with many exciting new opportunities. Not only can HDR video create interesting effects, it can also allow for even exposure where artificial lighting is unavailable or impractical. For example, when a subject is backlit, one camera could be set to properly expose the subject, the other the sky, resulting in video with perfect exposure throughout.

We will continue to develop and improve the HDR video process for better results and efficiency. For more information, check out our website sovietmontage.com.

2 Responses to “HDR Video – with 2 Canon 5Ds”

  • Nice blog, here in Mexico we are also using HDSLR’s to do nice stuff!!! I really can’t think of a better (and cheaper) way to do it!

    Keep up the good work



  • Very Impressive! I have enjoyed using HDR in my still work and would love to incorporate it into my videos. Eager to see more!!!

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