This week the first Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with HDR10+ were announced after a long wait. But, that is not all because they are also the first slices that are IMAX Enhanced. It concerns A Beautiful Planet and Journey to the South Pacific two nature documentaries
A good month ago, IMAX Enhanced was introduced by IMAX and DTS in the life. This stamp must guarantee optimal audio and video reproduction for the home cinema, based on the impressive IMAX experience. The Ultra HD Blu-ray discs that have received this stamp now have to be impressive, according to IMAX, on a television that also bears the stamp. For the time being, only Sony has informed that its latest OLED and LCD televisions are being labeled.
A Beautiful Planet and Journey to the South Pacific are also the first Ultra HD Blu-ray discs delivered with the HDR10+ format. This is an improved version of HDR10, equipped with dynamic metadata, allowing HDR playback per scene to be optimized. The separate thing is that this HDR format is not supported by Sony televisions. At the moment, the latest TVs from Panasonic, Philips and Samsung support the HDR10+ format.
It is not yet clear what IMAX Enhanced exactly means. In any case, it is a certificate that you as a maker of content or maker of hardware can stick to your product, provided you meet various requirements. One of the requirements for hardware is a special IMAX mode, while 4K HDR films and series must be optimized for audio and video.