HDR10+ Licenses Are Now Available To Compete With Dolby Vision
There’s a new format war in town as a couple of HDR specifications are currently competing with each other. High Dynamic Range allows for brighter and more vivid colors, but there are quite some differences in the implementations of HDR. HDR10 is an open and free standard, but the open standard lacked the feature of metadata, which has now been resolved in the HDR10+ standard.
HDR10+ licenses are now available for manufacturers to use, and as was the case with its predecessor, the new High Dynamic Range standard will be completely royalty-free to use. The ‘+’ stands for dynamic tone mapping, which contains metadata about differences in brightness, color, and the contrast between frames. This should result in a better image quality and HDR performance.
Because HDR10+ is a completely open standard, many hope that more television sets, including the more affordable ones, will be equipped with metadata HDR. HDR10+ will directly compete with Dolby Vision, a similar HDR technique which includes metadata but requires a paid license for television manufacturers. 20th Century Fox has already expressed their support for the new HDR standard.
The official HDR10+ logo is now available to use on all supported devices including televisions, monitors, and smartphones.