HDR10 + is the name of Samsung’s new image format, which is also supported by flagship smartphones for more streamlined video content.
A new format emerges just when you think you are familiar with all the image playback formats.
HDR was the most recent advancement in the field of imaging that found its way into televisions, video sharing services, movies and serials. The good news is that the technology can bring the best picture quality possible to home televisions;
the bad news is that it comes in a variety of formats, which is another confusing thing to consider when buying a TV.
There are HDR10, dolby vision and HLG formats right now, but apparently that was not enough and a new format called HDR + 10 has emerged. Samsung’s HDR Plus, recently sponsored by major companies such as Panasonic, Philips, Amazon, Fox and 20th Century.
So, with a look at the name of the manufacturer and the companies that have backed it, it looks like this new extension is coming soon.
What sets HDR10 + apart from other formats?
HDR10 has static or static metadata. The HDR10 Plus and Dolby Vision have dynamic or dynamic metadata. Since this is the biggest difference between HDR10 and DV, it’s hard to add to HDR10 on paper.
To explain the difference between HDR10 and HDR10, we first need to explain metadata or metadata. Metadata is the ultraviolet video information that is sent along with HDR video content and commands the TV to display content with a high dynamic range.
On HDR10, the TV receives instructions at the beginning of the movie. Suppose the static command says, “Okay, when this show says Jump, up to this height.” That’s fine, but it’s a command for all jumps. If, for example, a movie has a variety of sequences, this metadata alone cannot deliver the best image quality.
The Dolby Vision (DV) has a dynamic metadata, and HDR10 + will soon be one of those formats. Dynamic metadata enables each sequence or even frame of a movie to be individually tuned. Most movie metadata may not require this amount of fine tuning, but this level of control allows filmmakers to determine how each frame of film on your TV is displayed.
On paper, this can lead to higher image quality than HDR10. As before, television constantly receives instructions about the height of the jump in each scene of the movie.
Below is Samsung’s explanation of the technology:
HDR10 Plus offers sequence-by-sequence settings to deliver the best quality of HDR content. Because it does not require a specific license, display manufacturers and filmmakers can easily present their product with HDR Plus quality and insert its certificate and logo.
Note that Samsung’s HDR Plus has nothing to do with Google’s HDR Plus, which is a form of quality enhancement on the mobile camera. Although both are related to HDR, technically they are merely nominal parallels and not one.
Samsung can also expand HDR technology by offering HDR Plus by not only having to pay for Dolby license fees.
While HDR is still not enough, adding another layer can be problematic. Questions such as whether HDR10 + is better or worse? Whether it is better than Dolby Vision or not, they cannot be answered yet. This technology may be intended for specific video content.
In other words, the HDR10 Plus and the Dolby Vision will work the same way. In return for the license fee, Dolby not only shows Dolby special videos well, it also shows TV makers what adjustments to make their product deliver the best image quality. There is no such thing in HDR, but it may be in HDR Plus.
The word “certificate” appears in Samsung’s description. Details of how the certificate has been issued have not yet been released. Samsung is set to unveil it at CES, but according to Samsung, the certification will be quality-based and the logo will be awarded if approved.
It is unclear what level of quality the products have to offer to achieve this logo; it can be at Dolby level or just a simple affirmation. You have to wait and see.
Will your TV support HDR10 +?
In answer to the question of whether or not your TV will support HDR Plus, yes or no. Samsung says:
All of our products in year 6 are HDR Plus supportable, and once the project is officially unveil,
the HDR certification will be awarding. We are also trying to provide options for our Year 6 displays.
Whether other companies will accept the HDR10 Plus will determine the timing,
but LG has Dolby Vision licensing and doesn’t seem to come up with what Samsung’s made. You have to wait and see about other companies.
Another question is if other companies join the HDR10 Plus, will they be able to equip their current devices with something like a form update? It can’t be counted on, but it’s not out of the question.