Announced this week, YouTube now supports the uploading of videos in HDR (high dynamic range), bringing a new era of content with higher contrast and vibrant colors.
While 4K and HDR is all the rage currently, viewers will need a compatible display/monitor/TV in order to enjoy this upgraded video quality. YouTube shamelessly plugs that HDR TVs with a Chromecast Ultra connected will do the trick for viewing HDR content, but states that all 2016 Samsung SUHD and UHD TVs will soon also support HDR.
If you have a compatible device for viewing HDR content, you can check out YouTube’s short playlist right here. In that playlist, you will find content from creators such as Mystery Guitar Man, Abandon Visuals, and more. If you are a content creator and would like to know more about uploading in HDR, go over YouTube’s FAQ on the subject here.
Go and enjoy your HDR content, folks.
SDR vs. HDR