HDR video support on YouTube has been announced today, probably one of the most important updates to the platform.
Forget 4K, the real revolution in video quality right now is HDR.
Although it is not a new technology, it is now that we have the possibility to enjoy content created for it; and the results are spectacular.
HDR completely changes our images and videos
HDR refers to High Dynamic Range, high dynamic range; that means the image offers a greater range between the lightest and darkest areas compared to a normal image.
At the moment of truth this means that HDR images offer much higher contrast, wider color gamut and superior clarity.
Unlike a resolution boost, which only adds pixels to the image, this technology improves the way pixels are displayed.
HDR is on everyone’s lips after more and more companies have opted for this technology.
Recently, Microsoft and Sony boasted of offering HDR on their new consoles, Xbox One S and Playstation 4 Pro.
Devices like Chromecast Ultra have also been featured with HDR compatibility; Although the most important thing is that more and more televisions offer HDR by default.
HDR video arrives on YouTube for the future
Now it’s YouTube’s turn. Starting today, you can watch HDR video on YouTube; as long as you use a compatible device and screen, of course.
HDR video playlist on Youtube
Unfortunately, until you see the videos on compatible hardware and monitor, you won’t know what I’m talking about.You will have to see him in person.
For now very few users will be able to enjoy authentic HDR video on Youtube. Despite that, It is a very important addition for the future; In the same way as 360 and 4K, HDR video is part of that future.