Sunday June 19, 2016

What Does HDR Mean For Games And Movies?

Honestly, I’m still not sure what to think about HDR. A lot of the comparison images I’ve seen really don’t help, as they suggest HDR is all about over-saturated colors and blown-out highlights.

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Essentially, HDR allows for displaying a wider range of colours with brighter highlights and perceived deeper blacks while preserving details across mid-tones when all three elements are on screen. This allows for a more 'true to life' presentation that more closely replicates what the human eye is capable of seeing. On top of that, more of the detail in the source material is preserved compared to current standards, where colour compression cuts down on the amount of different tones rendered on-screen.