dynamic range


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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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 Though the audio logic supports both high dynamic range and low noise, only headphones will reveal the real nuances of music played back through the chip. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 PC chip boosts performance, pushes battery life to a new high," 4 June 2018 The result is a noticeably better image, with less noise and higher dynamic range. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp get better photos on the Pixel 2 [Update]," 6 Feb. 2018 Cameron had also previously expressed interest in high dynamic range and incorporating high frame rates. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Avatar' Sequels: James Cameron Confirms Use of Sony Venice Cameras for Production," 1 June 2018 Both cameras feature 15 stops of dynamic range and the results are incredible. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Sony A7 III and A7R III review: mirrorless magic," 30 Mar. 2018 The best part of this TV, however, has to be its high dynamic range (HDR) support. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Upgrade to eye-popping 4K HDR for $268 with this Newegg deal on a 40-inch Samsung TV," 23 May 2018 Bychkov even surpassed the strict-constructionist Muti in his faithfulness to the score’s wide dynamic range, in his elastic shaping of pages in which frenzied dramatic statements give way to lush melodies and tender pastoral moods. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Semyon Bychkov electrifies Orchestra Hall with blazing CSO account of Tchaikovsky's 'Manfred'," 4 May 2018 Proponents point primarily to the brighter picture and high dynamic range (HDR) of the images. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Studio Drama, Big Risks and Cher: What Mattered at CinemaCon This Year," 27 Apr. 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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