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Dynamic range

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Dynamic range is a term used frequently in numerous fields to describe the ratio between the smallest and largest possible values of a changeable quantity.

Examples of usage

Audio engineers often use dynamic range to describe the ratio of the loudest possible relatively-undistorted sound to silence or the noise level, say of a microphone or loudspeaker. In digital audio, the maximum possible dynamic range is given by the bit resolution.

Electronics engineers apply the term to:

In music, dynamic range is the difference between the quietest and loudest volume of an instrument, part or piece of music.

Photographers use dynamic range as a synonym for the luminosity range of a scene being photographed; the light sensitivity range of photographic film, paper and digital camera sensors; the opacity range of developed film images; the reflectance range of images on photographic papers.

High Dynamic Range Imaging is a rendering technique for computer graphics to make images appear more vibrant and make lighting more accurate to the way real light is perceived by the eye.


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