Flanders Scientific Shows HDR Prototype

Flanders Scientific showed an interesting demo in their booth at NAB. They took one of their standard OLED monitors, the CMS 250, that has a peak luminance rating of 100 cd/m² and they ran it at 300cd/m². This halves the lifetime of the panel but offers some interesting options.

To see if this was useful for grading HDR content, they worked with Color A Go-Go to actually grade some content with the modified monitor. The results were actually quite impressive with good ‘pop’ from the brighter regions and a wide range of luminance levels visible.

Flanders Scientific thinks this might be a very good monitor for grading HDR content for use on a mobile display like a phone or tablet where the peak luminance is in the 300 cd/m² range. They may be onto something. – CC