EclairColor is a new HDR technology that combines an innovative mastering process with the optimization of select projection system technologies by Sony Digital Cinema 4K and Barco. EclairColor offers a high-quality image with heightened contrast and a wider color range. The gradients are much more refined, closer to what can be seen with the human eye.
EclairColor technology does not necessitate any changes during filming as the process only applies to the mastering and projection phases. Each image is processed in EclairColor thanks to a standard software suite customized by Eclair’s engineers to provide a wider color range. Colors are therefore more natural, particularly as seen in landscapes or on faces.
As the remastering is carried out under the artistic control of a film’s director and director of photography, new details become visible while maintaining the filmmakers’ initial intent. The effects they sought to achieve through the choice of lenses and lighting during filming are more apparent with EclairColor technology, with the resulting onscreen images better reflecting the team’s original vision.