dynamic range

noun

Definition of dynamic range

: the ratio of the strongest to the weakest sound intensity that can be transmitted or reproduced by an audio or broadcasting system

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Lastly, these are the first DJI drones that shoot HDR, or high dynamic range, footage. Vjeran Pavic, The Verge, "DJI’s Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom take drone photography to new heights," 6 Sep. 2018 There’s no high-dynamic range (HDR) support or FreeSync for smoother gaming. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Upgrade to a pixel-packed Dell 4K display for $220," 1 Nov. 2018 This is basically a high dynamic range (HDR) system, in which the camera takes several exposures of the same photo and combines the best elements of each one, creating one exceptional image. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "GoPro Hero 7 Hands-On: The Action Camera Built for Pros," 20 Sep. 2018 These phones feature the ability to watch 360-degree footage, support for high dynamic range, high frame rate, 4K decoding, next-generation codecs, and reliable DRM performance. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "YouTube now recommends the best phones for video playback, and it doesn’t suggest an iPhone," 9 Aug. 2018 Cinema Core also supports what Qualcomm calls the next generation of HDR video, specifically HDR10+ playback, offering more dynamic range per frame then before. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 Today, Swartland is home to a dynamic range of unorthodox, young, enthusiastic winemakers with difference. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "South Africa's Top Sommelier on Where to Find the Best Wine," 12 Oct. 2018 Plus, digital cameras often provided a dynamic range exceptionally better than their traditional counterparts. Maria Carter, Country Living, "You Would Never Know The Photographer Behind These Gorgeous Images is Legally Blind," 15 Sep. 2015 Researchers have found ways of dealing with this huge dynamic range with algorithms that adaptively allocate computer resources according to need. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It," 16 June 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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