Video ProductionEverything You Need To Know About HDR Videos

Shruti Sen3 weeks ago

In the past few years, videos have been going through an intriguing revolution with HDR Video which ensures a higher quality of creative expression. Now video content has become richer and more realistic. HDR Videos aim to create content in such a way that it aligns with the luminance range of the real world.

Here we will discuss all you need to know about HDR Videos so that you can ace the video game.

What is High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video?

HDR is High Dynamic Range Video technology that takes the next big leap towards reproducing what a human’s naked eye sees in terms of colors, contrasts, brightness, and shadows. HDR video’s specialty is that it supports a much wider palette of colors, increases subject sharpness, allows new transfer functionalities, has greater depth of bit, and has static and/or dynamic metadata. It follows the concept of recreating image realism. An HDR video is informally considered to be a step further beyond HD video.

How does HDR Video Technology work?

Here’s a brief outline of how HDR video technology works:

  • It ensures the contrasts are more defined with the colors being richer.
  • It ensures there is increased peak brightness and black levels i.e. the dynamic range.
  • It includes a wide color gamut/space.
  • It ensures that the image fidelity is improved with 10-bit color depth and 1024 color shades.
  • It has an optoelectronic transfer function update.
  • It offers both static and dynamic metadata.

All these characteristics combined, HDR video delivers one significant result that it adds the coveted wow-factor to a particular image or video quality. It is truly a great experience for the viewers.

How to find HDR Videos on YouTube?

In order to find and view HDR videos on YouTube, you need to look out for the HDR badge placed alongside the player controls of the video. There are few YouTube creators who have begun creating HDR videos. Here is playlist compiled by YouTube to give the viewers the HDR video experience.

For content creators interested to experiment with this kind of videos, here’s a YouTube Help page that explains in detail how to upload HDR videos to YouTube.

Shruti Sen

I love to explore challenging opportunities in the field of Digital Media. Primarily, my skills revolve around Digital Video in terms of Content Strategy/Marketing, Analysis and Audience Development. My natural affinity towards diverse audio-visual content across platforms helps me develop a multitude of perspectives. In totality - I'm a keen learner, collector of new enriching experiences and have an undying conviction to always stay curious in life!

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