Improve your video with HDR & Tone Mapping in HDRsoft Photomatix Pro 3

This tutorial presents a way1 to improve colors and enhance details in your video using HDR effect in Photomatix. I used this technique in the game highlights video "No sense".


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  1. The described process has some drawbacks because the effect was meant to be used on images instead of video: brightness flickering and sometimes other minor artifacts. Luckily, Photomatix Pro 4 has a new feature called exposure fusion. I found that one can get good results without artifacts when using exposure fusion instead of generating HDR images and then applying tone mapping.