First Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with HDR10 + a step closer

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HDR10 + is now known as the successor to HDR10, but the new HDR standard still can not be found on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. This has yet to change this year and the launch will be given at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas next week.

Samsung Research announced next week, along with three other companies, the latest HDR10 + technology for Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. HDR10 + is the HDR standard, partly developed by Samsung and Amazon, with which the brightness per scene can be optimized. In contrast to HDR10, where one brightness is set for the entire film, the playback with the plus version is optimized for each scene.

HDR10 + is currently available for Amazon Prime subscribers and Samsung smart TV owners in The United States. However, the standard should also come to Ultra HD Blu-ray discs in the short term and enter into competition with Dolby Vision. The entire production chain is now ready and film studios expect the first wave of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with the HDR10 + standard.