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Session Name: High Dynamic Range Color Grading and Display in Frostbite
Speaker(s): Alex Fry
Company Name(s): Electronic Arts
Track / Format: Visual Arts

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Overview: This talk presents the approach Frostbite took to add support for HDR displays. It will summarize Frostbite's previous post processing pipeline and what the issues were. Attendees will learn the decisions made to fix these issues, improve the color grading workflow and support high quality HDR and SDR output. This session will detail the display mapping used to implement the"grade once, output many" approach to targeting any display and why an ad-hoc approach as opposed to filmic tone mapping was chosen. Frostbite retained 3D LUT-based grading flexibility and the accuracy differences of computing these in decorrelated color spaces will be shown. This session will also include the main issues found on early adopter games, differences between HDR standards, optimizations to achieve performance parity with the legacy path and why supporting HDR can also improve the SDR version.

GDC 2017

Alex Fry

Electronic Arts

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts