that by the time you read this it will likely be
out of date in at least one or two areas. In fact,
our own beloved Jan Ozer wrote about this very
topic only a year ago ( go2sm.com/4t). Within the
month the article was posted online, comments
were posted about two items that were already
out of date. Even my own humble take on HDR in
2018 will likely be dated by the time the ink dries
on this issue of Streaming Media. While the technical details may share the same fate, the principles and workflow won’t change much, if any.
Like the glorious standards battles of our
noble past (Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD, VHS vs. Beta-max), HDR will continue to be a hill that companies will die on until (hopefully) one format
will rise victorious. On the bright side, there’s
more interoperability among HDR standards
than we would find with previous format wars.
For example, Dolby Vision television sets are
“backward-compatible” with HDR10 content.
At the time of this writing, the newest TV sets
being announced and planned for release in
2018 are confirming their support for HDR10+.
Even older sets will have firmware updates released that will allow them to display the newer 10+ format. So although the standards may
come and go, with the right know-how, you can
be ready to produce HDR when your clients ask
Paul Schmutzler ( firstname.lastname@example.org) has been involved
in various aspects of photography, film, and video production,
post-production, and motion graphics for more than 10 years.
He reviews tools of the trade as a freelance tech journalist.
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