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Constantly driven by taking on new challenges, Jacques sees a real opportunity in the future of HDR. The traditional method of creating HDR images has its cons. Since bracketing consists of combining consecutive shots, any moving subjects in a scene will be moving across each image, making subjects look like ghosts in the final results. That’s what we call “ghosting” effects. Therefore, this method requires to keep the camera stable and shoot still subjects.
As an astrophotography enthusiast, Jacques is interested in the techniques used to photograph deep sky objects. In order to capture a galaxy or a nebula, the exposures are long, from a few minutes to several days. An idea came to him: why not using videos to process moving subjects and underexposed scene in HDR?
Jacques works together with researchers and image processing specialists from the LIRMM (Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier) to bring the HDR technology into the world of video. While HDRinstant captures a frame from a video sequence and turn it into an HDR photograph, Archive’Up restore archives and non HDR-videos and enhance them into HDR videos.