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Nick Driftwood


Nick Driftwood, along with James Miller are preparing some of our own LUTs for HLG transform. You will need to at minimum have LUTs to convert Rec709 material to 2020 and vice versa if you mix a timeline's material to one or the other.
HLG has similar gamma characteristics to SDR in dark range (processing in blacks similar to BT.709 below 100 nits), then changes to a log gamma above ~14 nits. Can be displayed unprocessed on an SDR screen as EOTF adjusts system gamma to correct for viewing environment (10 to 500 nits) and does not require scene mastered metadata unlike PQ (HDR10) or Dolby Vision.

Nick Driftwood is a broadcaster, filmmaker, actor, artist and technologist based in Brighton, England. In 2009 he switched from big cameras to the new DSLR & DSLM revolution.

In 2011, he developed some camera settings for the Lumix GH2 which were used in the BAFTA award winning cinematography documentary called ‘The Great Zacuto Shootout’. Legendary director, Francis Ford Coppola, proclaimed the GH2 with Driftwood’s Quantum 9B settings his favourite look in this empirical camera shootout. In the same year Driftwood (with musician Martyn Ware) won the John Connell Innovation Award for the documentary ‘West Street Story’ 2012; and later critical reviews for his art meets tech road movie ‘ROAD’ in 2015 and 2016.

Nick is passionate about how prosumer technology can be pushed to its limits to produce high quality film projects. Nick leads demonstrations, lectures and master-classes in the photo & film industry, and, in universities about how new tech can be incorporated into arts projects.

Nick is a keen admirer of the Lumix ‘look’ and is keen to show other camera aficionados the merits of Panasonic’s interpretation of Micro Four Thirds technology – especially in their GH series of cameras.

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