HDR10+ Technologies has developed a new feature to optimise HDR10+ content to offer a more consistent viewing experience in a variety of settings.
HDR10+ ADAPTIVE uses HDR10+ dynamic metadata combined with real-time ambient light information to optimise brightness levels on a scene-by-scene basis. The premise is to ensure the vision of the content creator is realised, wherever it is viewed.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) reference material is typically produced in dark rooms at mastering houses or production studios, while content viewing conditions at home range from well-lit family rooms to totally dark home theatres. As a result, ambient and stray light can affect the amount of image detail and contrast the human eye perceives.
It’s anticipated televisions with HDR10+ ADAPTIVE capability will be introduced this year by companies including HDR10+ Technologies’ backers Panasonic and Samsung.
However, other companies have begun to support HDR10+, including Realtek Semiconductor Corporation which has launched a series of HDR10+ compatible SOCs (System On Chips), for use in 4K UHD set-top boxes from Android TV and RDK.