HDR10 vs HDR10+: How Do They Compare?

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When comparing HDR10 and HDR10+, is it possible to say which is best overall? As a matter of fact, it most certainly is.

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HDR10+ uses the Rec. 2020 color primaries, which fall significantly short of HDR10’s Rec. 2100 color primaries.

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HDR10’s metadata is static, which means it remains the same for the duration of the work. Contrarily, HDR10+ relies on dynamic metadata.

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HDR10 was developed by the Consumer Technology Association in 2015. Conversely, HDR10+ hails from a joint venture between Samsung and Amazon Video.

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Truthfully, it has to be HDR10+. Firstly, HDR10+ has dynamic metadata. This matters because it allows content creators and filmmakers to set new HDR standards on a scene-to-scene, and even a frame-to-frame, basis.

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HDR10 vs. HDR10+: Which is Better?

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Secondly, HDR10+ has a higher brightness standard. While HDR10 aims for 1,000 nits, HDR10+ aims for 4,000 nits.

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4K and HDR differ in that 4K describes the number of pixels in a display and HDR describes the process of improving a display’s visuals.

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Is 4K the Same as HDR?

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