Youtube is finally enabling HDR support on live-streaming. Before, only videos had HDR support which was launched along ago back in 2016.
With HDR support, we will now be able to have “vibrant experiences in real-time.” HDR, high-dynamic-range on videos give the video “higher contrast, revealing precise, detailed shadows and stunning highlights with more clarity than ever.”
The creators will be able to use HDR on their stream using a supported encoder and a camera that supports HDR video with either the PQ or HLG color standards.
Meanwhile, the viewers will be able to watch HDR live-streaming on devices that support HDR. These include:
- The YouTube app on HDR TVs.
- Casting to Chromecast Ultra devices connected to HDR TVs.
- Android-based mobile devices with an HDR display.
- Windows and Mac PCs with HDR graphics support and an HDR display. Viewers will see your stream in HDR if they have HDR enabled in their computer’s settings.
Further, viewers will easily understand if they are watching streams in HDR. If your device does support HDR, the streams you view will show ‘HDR’ in the video quality settings menu. This is usually found in the bottom right of your screen. Meanwhile, if your device doesn’t support HDR, you will view the stream in SDR.
via - Youtube Official Blog
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