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AMP Camera Captures HDR Video in Real Time with One Lens and Three Sensors

Late last year we showed you an interesting demonstration of HDR video filmed using two Canon 5D Mark IIs. The cameras captured the exact same scene at different exposure values using a beam-splitter. Now, a new camera called AMP has been developed that captures real-time HDR video using a single lens. The trick is that there are two beam-splitters in the camera that take the light and direct it onto three different sensors, giving the system a dynamic range of 17 stops. Check out some sample clips in the video above — they might be pretty ugly, but the technology here is pretty interesting.

Here’s another video that discusses the technology behind the camera:

AMP (via PhotoWeeklyOnline)


 
 
  • Anonymous

    It’s like the worst HDR techniques got turned into videos…

  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    Time to reveal reality? I’m pretty sure reality isn’t tonemapped like that ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    Time to reveal reality? I’m pretty sure reality isn’t tonemapped like that ;-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PQ54IG5P6I73FWHYGC4LVDZQYI Michael

    Urgh.  Or better yet just learn to light things properly and not have this awful HDR effect on video…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PQ54IG5P6I73FWHYGC4LVDZQYI Michael

    Urgh.  Or better yet just learn to light things properly and not have this awful HDR effect on video…

  • http://twitter.com/smakus77 The Notorious V.I.C.

    Too bad it looks like shit…

  • Voice_of_the_voiceless

    That was pure fail…
    hope they didn’t waste their lives designing it…

  • http://twitter.com/Soiden Sebastián Soto

    Hopefully you’ll be able to do some configuration. If not, then this won’t success in any way (well, maybe yes, depending on price).

  • Brennan Klensch

    april fools?……seriously who would ever ever use that camera.  The technique i guess would be the post processing

  • Blastam

    Although I question the team’s artistic  sense, this has potential, if it allows heave customizing of the tone mapping and if it won’t cost a fortune (in which case they’re already ruined). Again, the add itself is just terribad and the shots they used to “promote” this thing …

  • Jaswingrove

    Whilst RED is doing 19+ stops at 5K at 100fps with just one sensor

  • http://profiles.google.com/mcclanahoochie Chris McClanahan

    Looks like my final project for school… http://mcclanahoochie.com/blog/portfolio/real-time-hdr-tonemapping/

  • http://truthiocity.blogspot.com/ Truthiocity

    It looks horrible. Just horrible. Good HDR shots are done of static things like buildings and there is other carefull photoshoping done to the images other then just applying HDR. Everything looked either washed out or gross. Watching even 5 minutes of this would make me feel sick.

    And Truth be told, we DON’T see in HDR – that’s why good HDR images are so wonderful. To see life like they showed in the video would mean you were on hard drugs or had cataracts.

  • http://truthiocity.blogspot.com/ Truthiocity

    It looks horrible. Just horrible. Good HDR shots are done of static things like buildings and there is other carefull photoshoping done to the images other then just applying HDR. Everything looked either washed out or gross. Watching even 5 minutes of this would make me feel sick.

    And Truth be told, we DON’T see in HDR – that’s why good HDR images are so wonderful. To see life like they showed in the video would mean you were on hard drugs or had cataracts.

  • http://truthiocity.blogspot.com/ Truthiocity

    You could get the same effect by turning down the contrast and gamma on your footage, but why would you want to do it that much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.suzuki Daniel Yu Suzuki

    OMG Avatar 2 in 3DHDR! It’ll blow everyones minds!! -_-

  • http://twitter.com/DerekMellott Derek Mellott

    It looks so bad, what a horrible demo.

  • http://twitter.com/theLaika Laika

    I think the significance of this they are trying to portray is pretty overstated. 

    People, in particular, don’t render well in HDR unless processed very tastefully. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mimyofoto Serge Lebrun

    OMG! Kill it! Burn it! make it die!

  • http://thenewcamera.com Nikon

    hmm.. soon we may see a true HDR Still Camera from Canon or Nikon

  • http://thenewcamera.com Nikon

    hmm.. soon we may see a true HDR Still Camera from Canon or Nikon

  • http://www.skinnerphotographs.com Skinner Photographs

    Wow maaaaaan, great reflection in that tree maaaaaan, whoa… killer colors… INSTANT FAVE!

    Signed,
    HDR4LIFE
    Flickr Pro Member

  • http://www.facebook.com/salomaobcardoso Salomão Cardoso

    it’s like, Polyshop LOL

  • Adam

    “HDR” is great, great for helping to spot all the visually-impaired morons who don’t have a clue about photography.

  • Philo

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G5DE2NGZFFCHCLMYGUTXA5WSVI Lord Archades

    HDR can be great to merge exposures of course to stop blown highlights in clouds, or lost blacks but mainly it’s a tool to simply get past camera limitations and give you a range closer to how you “see” it on the day. Our eyes naturally change how much light we see when looking between dark n light areas at the scene, but on the photo it’s not pumping out the light, it’s only reflecting what light is around us. HDR can look really bad though when people go nuts with it, but who really has a 32bit per channel monitor to see it in all it’s glory:P

  • nobody

    Those torch shots were absolutely incredible. Those torches are so bright they will blind you if you look at them without shades. Then, with the shades on, you can’t see anything BUT the torch. Maybe the artistic value of this is minimal, but I can think of an unlimited number of other pragmatic uses for it.

  • PHHHHHTTTT

    I was pleased to see experiments like this.  I don’t understand you’re reactions.  Why shun a new tool?  Even if YOU can’t find any use for it, it is nice to know that it is out there.  What is more, this is the very beginning of a newer way to approach exposure.  Don’t buy it but give it a few generations, Jesus.  All of you talk like it is easy to get proper lighting and the crew to manage it.  Keep sucking the tits of the studios or your trust funds, but leave stuff like this where people have actually CREATED something alone.

    Ask yourselves “Do I really care if someone makes a bad camera or am I overreacting?” Y’all should look into your personal reasons for wanting to play “executioner” all the time.