Youtube adds HDR support for improved video quality – mainly on Ultra HD TVs

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Google’s online video platform Youtube will get support for High Dynamic Range HDR in videos. HDR provides brighter colors and deeper shadows in movies making them more realistic and natural. The update that brings support for the technology should become available soon, according to Youtube’s COO Robert Kyncl at CES Las Vegas against Techcrunch.

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He mentioned Youtube’s support of HDR during a conversation with executives of GoPro and Virtual Reality company VRSE about 360 degrees videos on Youtube.

While HDR is supported by Youtube, only users with a display that supports the technology can enjoy it. The technology provides improved image quality by providing brighter colors and improved contrast.

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Users that can benefit from Youtube’s HDR support will mainly be buyers of new TVs. At CES many new TV manufacturers such as LG, Sony and Samsung have announced to support HDR, mainly in their HD and 4K TVs.

Earlier also Amazon and Netflix announced to support HDR in their videos.

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