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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The dynamic range, the highlight and shadow recovery, the speed, the silent shutter mode. Natalie B. Compton, The Know, "Photographers spill their tips for capturing the best shots while traveling," 6 Aug. 2019 Now, for sure, UHD TV makers tout excellent dynamic range already, but nominally lifelike whitest whites and blackest blacks remain challenging to the highest-end televisions. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "The Colorful Science of Why Fireworks Look Bad on TV," 4 July 2019 The game includes support for 4K, high dynamic range (HDR), and ultrawide monitors, as well as uncapped framerates. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Pick up Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for 15 percent off before it launches tonight," 11 Oct. 2018 Tao did, however, take advantage of the modern piano’s wider dynamic range than the fortepiano that Mozart used, at times surging out in an almost demonic fashion. Ken Jacques, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Tao wows and Francis dances in Mainly Mozart final concert," 23 June 2019 Some of that has to do with the album’s uniform mood and limited dynamic range. Mark Richardson, WSJ, "‘Help Us Stranger’ by the Raconteurs and ‘Let’s Rock’ by the Black Keys Reviews: Two Takes on Rock Classicism," 19 June 2019 The game will be playable in 4K High dynamic range (HDR) and with Dolby Atmos surround sound, too – technologies that will make the game look and sound its best. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' 2019: What we know so far about the video game," 11 June 2019 Use Filters and a Polarizer Graduated neutral-density filters and a high-quality polarizer can be effective in increasing dynamic range and saturation while reducing glare. Sunset, "How Sunset‘s Staff Photographer Shoots a Camping Trip," 22 Jan. 2018 This leaves code values below black and above white levels to preserve the entire dynamic range of the film. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "How Archivists Saved Damaged WWII Film for 'The Cold Blue'," 23 May 2019

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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