We have already seen HDR10+ Technologies on Panasonic and Samsung televisions since the beginning of this year, but other companies will soon be able to join the HDR standard. The organization behind HDR10 + has started distributing licenses and logos.
Samsung is the initiator of HDR10+ an improved version of HDR10 in which dynamic metadata play an important role. As with Dolby Vision, HDR10 + can optimize HDR playback per scene.
The format has now been transferred to a joint venture called HDR10 + Technologies. Among others, Panasonic and 20th Century Fox have already joined. Amazon, Philips and Warner Bros support HDR10 + but are not part of the alliance.
Starting this month, other parties can sign up to qualify products for an HDR10 + license and logo. And that is desirable because at the time of writing there are no players for sale that support HDR10 +, let alone Blu-ray discs with the HDR format. Royalties do not have to be paid for the license, but manufacturers have to pay between $ 2,500 and $ 10,000 annually for administration costs. Content providers and distributors do not have to pay anything.
At IFA 2018 in Berlin we may see who is going to HDR10 + in the near future.