Tag Archives: HDR

Netflix trials HDR pre-roll images

These are images that take advantage of a display’s HDR capabilities. While Netflix has already rolled out HDR video to the service, the still images associated with these titles that viewers see prior to playback remain left behind in SDR format. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News https://ift.tt/2zsZJie

HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support

The focus of HDMI 2.1 is on higher video bandwidth; it supports 48 GB per second with a new backwards-compatible ultra high speed HDMI cable. It also supports faster refresh rates for high video resolution — 60 Hz for 8K and 120 Hz for 4K. The standard also supports Dynamic HDR and resolutions up to 10K for commercial and specialty use. – Swapna Krishna, Engadget http://ift.tt/2BjJnGM

Netflix quietly rolls out HDR video streaming support for Galaxy Note 8

Netflix has added the Galaxy Note 8 to its list of HDR-supported devices, which should make the format relevant to a much bigger audience when the phone is released on September 15th. The Note 8 will be the fourth phone to support Netflix HDR video playback, joining the LG V30, and Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and XZ Premium. – Dani Deahl, The Verge http://ift.tt/2eynYA3

We can now convert every film and TV show from the last 80 years into HDR

Researchers at the French research institute Bcom, with the aid of a wunderkind plucked from a nearby university, have developed software that converts existing SDR (standard dynamic range) video into HDR (high dynamic range) video. That is, the software can take almost all of the colour video content produced by humanity over the last 80 years and widen its dynamic range, increasing the brightness, contrast ratio, and number of colours displayed on-screen. – Sebastian Anthony, Ars Technica http://ift.tt/2riZ2Cc

Netflix adds HDR video to Android (if you have an LG G6)

Netflix is using the Dolby Vision specification for mobile HDR video, which is only offered on the LG G6 right now — hence the reason that the G6 will be the only phone able to take advantage of the update. But if other phones launch with Dolby Vision HDR in the future, they’ll be able to get Netflix in HDR as well. – Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge http://ift.tt/2qTfZFx

Netflix reportedly rolls out support for HDR streaming (updated)

Netflix has quietly rolled out support for high-dynamic range video. Although it hasn’t made an official announcement, an executive at the company confirmed the feature earlier today. […] Right now, Marco Polo is the only show streaming in HDR, but Netflix did tell Engadget recently that Marvel’s Daredevil would take advantage of the technology as well. Either way, we’re trying to confirm the news on our end and we’ll update this story as soon as we hear back from Netflix. – Edgar Alvarez, Engadget

Netflix is already looking beyond 4K

photo: BGR

“I think HDR is more visibly different than 4K,” said [Neil Hunt, Netflix]. “Over the past 15 years, we have had plenty of increments of pixels on the screen, and from what we saw with digital cameras, pixel count eventually stopped being interesting.” To the untrained eye (or even a well-trained eye), 25 megapixels vs. 20 megapixels becomes indecipherable. – Digital Trends via Jacob Siegal, BGR

Just after you bought a 4K TV for Christmas: UHD Alliance announces “UHD Premium”

While the core resolution of UHD remains unchanged at 3840×2160 pixels, any device bearing the UHD Premium logo will have to meet minimum specs for high dynamic range (HDR), peak luminescence, black levels, and wide color gamut, among others (full specs below). Effectively, the UHD Premium logo guarantees that the TV, device (such as a UHD Blu-ray player), or content fully supports HDR, and will work with UHD streaming services from the likes of Netflix and Amazon. – Mark Walton, Ars Technica