Youtube Adds HDR Support

Posted: Nov 7 2016, 10:33pm CST | by , in Technology News


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Youtube Adds HDR Support
Simulated SDR vs HDR comparison (seeing true HDR requires an HDR display)

High Definition Range comes to Youtube videos.

HDR is the big trend this Holiday season for new 4K TVs. Now there is more HDR content coming courtesy of Youtube. The video platform supports now videos with HDR information.

"HDR videos have higher contrast, revealing precise, detailed shadows and stunning highlights with more clarity than ever. Support for wide color gamut means colors are more vibrant. Simply put, HDR unlocks the most spectacular image quality we've ever streamed," said Youtube in the announcement.

Starting now, you can watch YouTube videos in HDR on supported devices, such as HDR TVs with the new Chromecast Ultra, and soon on all 2016 Samsung SUHD and UHD TVs. As more HDR devices become available, YouTube will work with partners to enable streaming of the HDR version. We assume Youtube will work with Sony and Microsoft to enable HDR Youtube videos on the PS4 and on the Xbox One S soon.

YouTube creators like MysteryGuitarMan, Jacob + Katie Schwarz, and Abandon Visuals have already published content in HDR available here. Starting today, any creator can upload HDR videos to YouTube.

Youtube partnered with the DaVinci Resolve team to make uploading HDR just as simple as SDR videos to YouTube. We’ve also outfitted the YouTube Spaces in LA and NYC with all the gear needed to produce great HDR content. Find a list of the best HDR TVs to during Black Friday sales.

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