Exploring the limits of resolution and dynamic range when using the F55 in 4K RAW mode, this film was shot on location at the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory. A handmade structure of the highest grade worn by a hundred years of service, the Observatory presents a wide variety of very high detail backdrops, contrasted by a model for skin tone reference. Hard sunlight provides a very high contrast image which also tests the ability of the camera to capture wide dynamic range images, while also showing what happens when that dynamic range is exceeded. A filmic highlight roll off is possible when images are captured in 16-bit precision. Please try to see a screening of this film in 4K if possible, the compressed web version can only capture so much.

Director / DP: Randy Wedick
Producer: Brett Gillespie

Music: "Time Lapse" by Ludovico Einaudi, off the album Time Lapse.
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